Events and conferences

WA Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Awards

The Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Association Limited (AMCA) is hosting its annual Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Awards on Friday, November 5. The awards, held in conjunction with the Alan Robert Memorial Fund, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and South Metropolitan TAFE, celebrates the latest achievements in the air conditioning and refrigeration […]

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New beginning for AMCA Australia

AMCA has officially switched from its previous state-based structure to operate as a single national industry association under the name AMCA Australia. The move comes following a comprehensive, three-year review of all association activities, upon which the organisation decided the time was right for AMCA state-based entities to formally join forces. “Over recent years, members […]

Legislation Updates

Next step for national licensing system

The Australian government has introduced the Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021 to the House of Representatives. If it passes through parliament, it will see a new system for automatic mutual recognition (AMR) of occupational registration beginning on July 1, 2021. The legislation will allow workers with occupational licences who are registered for an occupation in […]

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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 […]

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AMCA celebrates industry achievement

The New South Wales and Victoria branch of the Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) separately hosted awards ceremonies recently. Both events were held in person, following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the country. NSW Industry Achievement Awards The NSW Industry Achievement Awards were held at West HQ in Western Sydney. Finalists were […]

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A double celebration for A.G. Coombs

Mechanical and building services contractor A.G. Coombs has two reasons to celebrate. In a year in which the firm is celebrating 75 years in operation, this week the organisation is acknowledging what would have been founder Allan George Coombs’ 100th birthday.   “Allan Coombs was instrumental in the establishment of the HVAC industry in Australia […]

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AMCA advice on COVID-19 and HVAC

The Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) has released a position statement on the role of HVAC systems in mitigating the risks of airborne transmission of COVID-19. In the statement, the AMCA recognises that ventilation and air filtration provided by heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC) can reduce the airborne concentration of COVID-19 […]

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AMCA appoints Shackleton, farewells Mackrill

The Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) has appointed Adrian Shackleton as Executive Director of both AMCA Queensland and AMCA New South Wales. Adrian joins the AMCA after five years with Services Trades College Australia, where he was General Manager and Company Secretary. Starting his career as a plumber, Adrian has worked in the […]

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Queensland to review licence regulations

The Queensland government has confirmed it will work to address a loophole in its new licensing framework for air conditioning and refrigeration technicians. At the beginning of 2020, a new HVAC&R licensing framework was introduced in Queensland. Workers now require a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licence for mechanical services work. This includes air […]