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. […]


AIRAH and IIAR sign memorandum of understanding

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding. Headquartered in Virginia in the US, the IIAR represents companies and individuals working in the ammonia refrigeration space. Its members work in all facets of the industrial refrigeration industry, and include […]


Gramlick appointed Chair of Standards Australia

Tracey Gramlick has been appointed Chair of Standards Australia, becoming the first woman to serve in the position in the organisation’s almost 100-year history. Gramlick brings to the role more than 35 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, research and development, advocacy, management and marketing roles in several ASX-listed, private, not-for-profit and government enterprises, and […]

News Products

Neil Cox joins HydroChem

Water treatment specialist HydroChem has appointed Neil Cox as its marketing lead. Cox’s previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of AIRAH and marketing manager at Kingspan Insulation Australia. In his new position he will assume responsibility the diverse marketing programs of Hydrochem’s expanding business. “HydroChem is a company I have interacted with and admired for many […]

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 […]

Legislation Updates

Plan for automatic licence recognition delayed

A proposal for automatic mutual recognition of state and territory occupational licences, which had been announced to commence on January 1, 2021, has been pushed out to July 1, 2021 after a meeting of the National Cabinet. Automatic mutual recognition is intended to improve labour mobility across jurisdictions by allowing individuals who hold an occupational […]