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State-of-the-art refrigeration training pods on the way

GOTAFE is partnering with Bendigo Kangan Institute (BKI) and HVAC&R industry bodies in an innovative new training project for RAC trades. Last year the Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education granted $2,000,000 toward the project that will be provided by the Workplace Training and Innovation Fund (WTIF). One of the […]

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AIRAH supports established HVAC&R term definitions

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has formally recognised five key refrigeration term definitions that were established by an international group of experts. AIRAH has joined a list of international partners – including the French Refrigeration Association (AFF), the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance – to officially […]

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Woolworths launches 2020 apprenticeship program

Woolworths has announced new refrigeration apprenticeships in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. The selected apprentice refrigeration technicians will join Woolworths’ Format Development team in a four-year apprenticeship program. Benefits include: Exposure to the latest refrigeration technologies, ongoing support and training Joining one of Australia’s largest refrigeration employers, with a focus on safety and customers […]

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Chill Challenge announces grants

Engineers Without Borders USA has announced grant awards for seven proposals in its Chill Challenge, an initiative launched in September 2019 to develop affordable refrigeration technologies for off-grid households in the developing world. “The development of off-grid refrigeration has enormous potential for improving the lives of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable people on […]

REAL Alternatives 4 Life
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Free refrigerant course offers certification

REAL Alternatives 4 Life is a free online course that provides education on the safe use of alternative refrigerants such as ammonia, hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide. The course was developed in response to the European F-Gas Regulation, which encourages wider adoption of refrigerants with a lower global warming potential (GWP).  The program is now offering […]

Refrigeration 2020
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Speakers announced for Refrigeration 2020

As AIRAH heads into its centenary year, the first celebration off the ranks will be the Refrigeration Conference 2020. An impressive list of speakers has been announced for the conference, taking place in Melbourne from March 23–24. The keynote speakers are Thomas Lund of Danfoss Industrial Refrigeration from Denmark, and Bruce Nelson, M.AIRAH, of Colmac […]

NSW TAFE awards
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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 […]

Asercom
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Advice on flammables

Asercom, the European refrigeration and air conditioning components manufacturers group, has published a guide for the safe handling of components used in compression refrigeration circuits with flammable refrigerants. “The component manufacturers organised in Asercom have noticed a high degree of uncertainty among refrigeration and air conditioning specialists when dealing with flammable refrigerants,” says Asercom president […]