Education News

Victoria pledges $2 million to refrigeration training

The Victorian Department of Industry and Training has granted nearly $2,000,000 toward improving skills and education opportunities in the refrigeration industry. GOTAFE, Bendigo Kangan Institute and industry representatives CA Group Services applied for funding to complete a number of projects. And on March 15, the Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills, and Higher […]

Women's Leadership Development
Education

Women’s Leadership Development

Up to $7,000 of scholarship funding is currently available for women working in the technician services sector, supporting participation in a range of leadership development courses. Funding is provisioned across three key management levels, with expressions of interest closing on March 22. Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) says interest is already strong for this important developmental […]

Future of Refrigerants
Education Events and conferences

The Future of Refrigerants: Unitary and VRF Systems

ASHRAE is presenting a webcast called The Future of Refrigerants: Unitary and VRF Systems this April. The two-hour session will be held on two days and times to suit international time differences. The webcast will examine the world’s most prolific air conditioning system configurations. It will look at how those systems can adapt to worldwide regulatory […]

Education News

Free online Flammable Refrigerants Safety Guide

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released an online, updated version of its Flammable Refrigerants Safety Guide. The resource – which was developed by independent organisations and stakeholders with support from the Department of the Environment and Energy – provides vital information about the use and management of flammable refrigerants […]

Education News

Official training now available for A2/A2L refrigerants

Training for A2/A2L mildly flammable refrigerants has been officially endorsed by the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA). This unit of competency can now be utilised across the nation. Kevin O’Shea, Chairperson of the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) says it’s a big win for technician safety. “Up until now, there were no training competencies endorsed […]

Education

ARMA launches mentorship program

The Australian Refrigeration Mechanics Association (ARMA) has launched a mentorship program for HVAC&R mechanics. The initiative pairs experienced technicians with those who are keen to learn. It is suitable for trade-qualified workers and apprentices. According to ARMA CEO Kim Limburg, the idea came from ARMA president Mike Gilmore, and was seen by the team as […]

Education

Refrigeration Efficiency Masterclass announced

Sustainability Victoria has announced a series of free workshops for business owners and operators to learn how to make their refrigeration systems more efficient, with a special focus on walk-in coolrooms. The walk-in coolroom segment has attracted plenty of attention lately. Cold Hard Facts 3 – still in draft form – estimated that the number […]

Education Events and conferences

Tackling air tightness seminar

GBCA (Green Building Council Australia) is holding seminars about air tightness practices for existing and new buildings in Melbourne and Sydney in September. Air tightness is a big challenge that building performance faces. Ensuring that a whole building is well-sealed creates measurably better performance for both energy efficiency and control of the indoor environment. The […]