Institute for Sustainable Leadership

Micro courses to improve leadership skills

The Institute for Sustainable Leadership is offering two micro courses to help participants develop their people skills. The “Essential Leadership Tools” course provides training in the basic leadership tools needed to improve team and individual efficiency and productivity while enhancing staff motivation. Dr Gayle Avery leads the course, bringing her global experience and real-life knowledge […]

Lucy's Engineering Adventure

An engineering adventure

ASHRAE has published its first children’s picture book, developed by the ASHRAE Student Activities Committee to promote careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) and in engineering. Titled Lucy’s Engineering Adventure, the book introduces children to the concepts behind HVAC&R and the built environment. It follows Lucy on her journey through an unfinished […]


ARC visits regional permit holders

In the past six months, engagement officers from the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) have visited regional and remote locations to perform permit holder and education visits. Visits were made to Darwin and surrounding areas (81 visits); to Toowoomba and surrounding areas in Queensland (71 visits); to Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas in New South Wales […]

Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals

New online training for HVAC&R Fundamentals

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released all eight units in its Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals. The online program explores technical knowledge and skills in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. It consists of eight units, with detailed information about the workings of HVAC&R equipment and principles. Brendan Pejkovic, […]

Education Features General News

A trade cooler than the rest

The Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) in Victoria has produced a fantastic video to promote the industry and the benefits of choosing a career in air conditioning and refrigeration. “Typically, people wanting to become tradies select the more commonly known trades such as plumbing, carpentry and electrical,” says Kate Storer from GOTAFE. “Being a […]