AIRAH Awards
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AIRAH Awards 2023: the Institute’s night of nights

Thursday November 30 will see the who’s who of HVAC&R head to the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour to celebrate excellence in the industry. The awards recognise 2023’s high achievers, stand-out projects, and ground-breaking research. The black-tie gala dinner is an opportunity for attendees to meet with other industry professionals, become familiar with the latest developments […]

Education Legislation Updates News

Industry collaborates to strengthen fire safety

A new course has become available for HVAC&R technicians who are maintaining or signing off mechanical services for Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS). The course has been approved by the NSW Department of Customer Service under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS). It will allow Certificate III-qualified professionals to conduct annual certification of essential fire […]

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World Ventil8 Day puts spotlight on health

The second annual World Ventilation Day (World Ventil8 Day) on November 8 will draw a direct link between ventilation in buildings and people’s health. The initiative, which is supported by professional bodies, universities, and environmental groups worldwide, aims to raise awareness of the vital role played by ventilation in maintaining people’s health, wellbeing, and productivity. […]


AIRAH seeks views on professional registration

AIRAH has opened a survey to assess how HVAC&R building services engineers around the country are being impacted by the introduction of professional registration schemes. In particular, the peak industry body hopes to gauge the degree to which the qualifications requirements of the schemes are locking out highly experienced and knowledgeable practitioners. AIRAH is supporting […]

Legislation Updates

ACT confirms start date for professional registration

The ACT government has confirmed that its scheme for professional registration of engineers will begin on March 6, 2024. The scheme is underpinned by the Professional Engineers Act 2023, passed in March this year. There will be a phased approach for different areas of engineering: civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and fire safety. The government says […]


Finalists named for AIRAH Awards 2023

AIRAH has named the finalists for its 2023 industry awards. The AIRAH Awards celebrate the leading projects, people, products and initiatives at the vanguard of HVAC&R. “The AIRAH Awards program provides another avenue to highlight and celebrate the tremendous work being done by the talented teams and individuals within our critical industry,” says AIRAH’s Education […]

WA Awards
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Winners shine at WA Awards

Western Australia celebrated the achievements in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry on Wednesday, August 30. Hosted by AIRAH, South Metropolitan TAFE and the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Industry Association of WA (RACIAWA), the two-hour cocktail event was held at the Novotel Langley in Perth. Over 80 attendees gathered to celebrate the future talent of the […]


Momentum building on IAQ

The push for improving indoor air quality in Australia appears to be gaining traction. At recent industry conferences, within large Australian research projects, and this week at a roundtable event at Parliament House, leaders from a wide range of sectors are joining forces to advocate for action. At AIRAH’s recent IAQ Conference held over two […]

Events and conferences

Nominations open for ARBS 2024 Industry Awards

Nominations are now open for the ARBS 2024 Industry Awards, a celebration of distinguished contributions in Australia’s HVAC&R and building services sector. The awards are an integral component of ARBS 2024, Australia’s largest exhibition for air conditioning, refrigeration, and building services, and span a variety of categories, including: ARBS Young Achiever ARBS Product Excellence ARBS […]


BPEQ charges unregistered engineer

The Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) has prosecuted a case involving an interstate engineer providing professional engineering services for a building in Queensland. According to the BPEQ, the engineer worked outside of Queensland and did not register as a registered professional engineer of Queensland (RPEQ). Unregistered engineers can face serious consequences for providing […]