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Shanghai showdown for WA fridgie

Perth-based refrigeration and air conditioning technician Tom Clancy has been selected to represent Australia at the 46th Worldskills International Competition in Shanghai in October 2022. Selected for the Australian Skills Squad after an impressive performance at both regional and national competitions, Clancy is aiming for a top 10 spot at the international event, due to […]

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Harrison claims WorldSkills gold for Queensland

Despite COVID-19 restrictions and a surprise call-up to the competition, Cameron Harrison has brought home another gold medal for Queensland in the WorldSkills Australia National Championships. Harrison was halfway through his final block of TAFE in his Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration when lead lecturer Carl Balke tapped him on the shoulder. The […]

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Brennan wins bronze at WorldSkills Kazan

Refrigeration and air conditioning apprentice Patrick Brennan has claimed a Bronze medal at the 45th WorldSkills International Championships in Kazan, Russia. Russian champion Akeksandr Leushin shared the gold with Korea’s JuHwan, the pair scoring 747 and 745 respectively, ahead of Brennan on 739. In total there were 28 competitors in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning […]

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Brennan ready for WorldSkills’ biggest event

Australian refrigeration and air conditioning WorldSkills champion Patrick Brennan is in the final stages of preparation for the 45th WorldSkills International Competition in Kazan, Russia. The competition will be held from August 22–27. It will bring together more than 1,600 young professionals representing more than 60 countries and regions. They will compete in 56 skills. […]

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Russian rehearsal for refrigeration Skillaroo

Australian WorldSkills Refrigeration and Air Conditioning champion Patrick Brennan has travelled to Kazan with a select group of fellow Skillaroos to compete in the Russian national WorldSkills tournament. The trip was organised as preparation for the upcoming International WorldSkills tournament, to be held in Kazan in August. WorldSkills Russia, now in its seventh year, was […]

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Brennan scores top honours at Global Skills Challenge

Queensland refrigeration apprentice Patrick Brennan has taken the gold medal at the WorldSkills Global Skills Challenge held in Melbourne last weekend. The competition covered not just refrigeration, but more than 20 other skill categories, from bricklaying to baking. It brought together 500 competitors and officials from 15 different countries and was hosted in several Victorian […]

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Heatcraft renews support for WorldSkills

WorldSkills Australia (WSA) partner Heatcraft has announced its major sponsorship of the Refrigeration category for both the 2019 round of regional competitions and the 2020 WSA National Refrigeration Competition. It marks a 23-year association between Heatcraft and WSA. “This is a long-established affiliation that aligns firmly with our core business and values, being a heritage of […]

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AIRAH Award winners announced

The stand-out projects, people and products of the Australian HVAC&R industry took centre stage at the black-tie AIRAH Awards presentation dinner held at Melbourne’s Central Pier on Thursday, November 15. Recognised as Australia’s premier annual HVAC&R awards ceremony, the AIRAH Awards celebrate the industry’s exemplar projects, high achievers and ground-breaking research. Winners were announced across […]