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Aussie Centre of Excellence wins international award

The HVAC Centre of Excellence at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus in Melbourne has won a prestigious CIBSE Building Performance Award in the Learning and Development category. The awards, open to any organisation internationally, recognise the people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. The 2020 awards were presented at a gala dinner […]

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TAFE NSW inaugural awards night

This year TAFE NSW – Sydney Region Refrigeration Section hosted the annual student’s awards night at the Apprentice Restaurant, Ultimo. The organisers took advantage of this first-time event to recognise last year’s award winners too, as well as the 2019 WorldSkills Sydney region finalists. “The event showcases passion, dedication and commitment the students, teachers and […]

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AMCA celebrates industry achievements

The Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA) has held its Annual Training Achievement Awards in Melbourne. The awards recognise apprentices and trainees who have achieved excellence in the early stages of their career with AMCA member companies. The awards were hosted by former Olympian, Nicole Livingstone. She introduced the individual winners in three categories: […]

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Have your say: New licensing in Queensland

As reported last year, Queensland is updating its licensing framework for mechanical services work, including air conditioning and refrigeration. It is now looking for feedback on the proposed licence classes and transitional arrangements. Perhaps the biggest change for air conditioning and refrigeration is the introduction of the occupational licence class, with a minimum Certificate III […]

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HVAC Centre of Excellence opens at Holmesglen

A new HVAC Centre of Excellence at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus was officially launched by the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson on May 28. The launch was attended by around 100 guests from the HVAC and associated industries, including the organisations who supported the centre. The facility is a collaborative partnership between Holmesglen and the Air […]

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Future:Air ready to roll

More major industry organisations have thrown their support behind the Future:Air seminar series, running throughout Australia next week. Associations ARBS and Refrigerants Australia have now joined AREMA and AMCA in supporting Future:Air. The seminar series will deliver information to help prepare businesses that own, manage or repair chillers and large air conditioning equipment for the […]

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Nominations open for trade scholarships

Nominations have opened for the 2019 Industry Educational Trade Scholarship. Now in its fourth year, the scholarship provides students studying commercial refrigeration and air conditioning through TAFE with the opportunity to train at one of the industry’s premier educational institutions – the Refrigeration and Climate Control Centre of Excellence (RCCC) in Melbourne. The program was […]

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‘Transformation’ coming for chillers and large AC

A “transformation” is on the way for chillers and large air conditioning systems. That’s the message from the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing Association (AREMA) and the Air Conditioning Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA), who together have organised a seminar series to help the Australian HVAC&R industry come to grips with these changes. Named Future:Air, […]