Industry Nights
Events and conferences

AIRAH’s 2021 Industry Nights announced

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has announced it will be holding 19 Industry Nights across Australia in 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, AIRAH was only able to hold two face-to-face Industry Nights in 2020. AIRAH also transitioned the traditional Industry Nights into the Virtual Industry Showcase, and held two exhibitor […]

Legislation Updates

Industry offers guidance on fire safety practitioners

AIRAH, the AMCA, FMA and FPA Australia have written to certifying organisations to provide guidance on selecting fire safety practitioners in New South Wales. New requirements have been introduced for fire safety practitioners in NSW. The previously named competent fire safety practitioners (CFSP) are now called Accredited Practitioners (Fire Safety), or APFS, and must be […]

Events and conferences

Second stream of Virtual Industry Showcase

Registrations for the second stream of AIRAH’s second Virtual Industry Showcase, to be held on December 9, are now open. Patterned after the Institute’s annual regional networking events, the AIRAH Industry Nights, the Virtual Industry Showcase is a free-to-attend event that brings together companies and people working in HVAC&R from across the trades, innovation and engineering spaces. Stream […]

Summer Skill Up
Education

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 […]

News

Legionnaires’ cases highlight risk for restarting buildings

As more workers return to their offices, businesses in NSW and Victoria have been warned about the risks of Legionnaires’ disease in hibernating buildings. Several Legionnaires’ disease cases have been notified to NSW Health, representatives of which have visited different areas of Sydney. “Cooling water systems can be a source of Legionella bacteria that cause […]

Education

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. […]

Hotel
News

Are hotels suitable COVID-19 quarantine facilities?

As pressure mounts to allow more international arrivals into the country, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has flagged serious concerns about the suitability of hotels as quarantine facilities.  So far, the outbreaks connected to hotel quarantine facilities in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales have largely been blamed on […]

Events and conferences

Virtual Industry Showcase returns in December

Registrations for AIRAH’s second Virtual Industry Showcase are now open. Patterned after the Institute’s annual regional networking events, the AIRAH Industry Nights, the Virtual Industry Showcase is a free-to-attend event that brings together companies and people working in HVAC&R from across the trades, innovation and engineering spaces. Similar to its debut in June, attendees will […]

News

States leading the way to a sustainable future

Industry groups have applauded the Victorian and NSW governments’ significant investments in harnessing the power of energy efficiency and social housing to create jobs and drive the economic recovery from COVID-19. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Property Council of Australia, and, as a […]