Legislation Updates

New rules for Queensland fridgies

A new licensing framework has been introduced in Queensland. Workers now require a Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licence for mechanical services work. According to the QBCC, “improperly installed and maintained heating and cooling systems can lead to dangerous bacteria growing and spreading through systems in facilities such as aged care, hospitals and shopping […]

Events and conferences

Purdue calls for papers

The Ray W Herrick Laboratories at Purdue University in Indiana, USA, has announced three conferences to be held from July 13–16, 2020: Compressor Engineering; Refrigeration and Air Conditioning; and High Performance Buildings. “Purdue University has played host to the International Compressor Engineering Conference (beginning in 1972), the International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference (added in […]

Untangling our training
Events and conferences Public Comment

Untangling industry training

The Australian training package for electrotechnology – including refrigeration and air conditioning – is under review. Revised units are now available for public feedback. The project was originally intended to be a straightforward “transition” to reorganise the material in line with the Standards for Training Packages 2012 format. But it soon became apparent that the […]