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Pro Clima offers Passive House scholarships

Pro Clima is offering three scholarships to building professionals to support the practice of Passive House in Australia. The scholarships include Passive House Introduction, Passive House Designer and Passive House Tradesperson. Each scholarship is open to people in the building sector – including builders, architects, building designers, consultants, roofers and more. To be eligible for […]

Education Public Comment

Draft training units on VRF and fire and smoke control

New training units have been drafted for the electrotechnology training package and are open for comment. The two new units cover variable refrigerant flow (VRF) AC systems, and emergency lighting and alarm systems/fire and smoke control systems. Both will be included as an elective in Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration. The new unit of […]

Sustainable housing

Young Aussies tackle sustainable living

The Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), in partnership with Orica, has developed a remote learning module that focuses on sustainable housing. The module was designed for the STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) education program and teaches secondary school students to design a low-energy home. ATSE Chief Executive, Kylie Walker, says the sustainable housing education kit is […]

Education News

Female fridgies succeeding in TAFE NSW program

Two Indigenous Australian women are filling a growing need for more females in HVAC&R thanks to an industry-sponsored training program at TAFE NSW. The Career Start in Air-conditioning & Refrigeration program allows students to develop their skills and knowledge in the trade by completing an entry-level qualification. Upon successful completion of the program, industry sponsor, […]


Updated guide to industrial ventilation design

The Industrial Ventilation Design Guidebook – Volume 1: Fundamentals (2nd Edition) is now available for order as an eBook or in hard copy. Fully revised and restructured, the guidebook presents the latest research and technology in ventilation for contaminant control and energy efficiency in buildings. The two-volume publication develops a systematic approach to the engineering design […]

Summer Skill Up

Skill up this summer says AIRAH

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is offering free and/or discounted access to a range of technical resources and programs over summer. Participants will earn continuing professional development (CPD) points and at the same time stay updated on best practices in the HVAC&R space. The Summer Skill Up includes special offers […]


Call for unified roll-out of new training package

A group of educators around the country are proposing a collaborative approach to implementing the new refrigeration and air conditioning training package. If successful, it would constitute a first within Australia’s vocational education sector. The new version of the Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration trade course, UEE32220, was recently endorsed for national use. […]