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Apprentices take centrestage in SA

South Australia’s top refrigeration and air conditioning apprentices have been recognised at the annual AIRAH Apprentice Awards. This year’s event, held at the Adelaide Pavilion, saw industry members and guests gather to celebrate the achievements of apprentices in the HVAC&R industry. “It was a great success and honoured some really talented young men in the […]

Features

Opinion: Time for a training levy

Dr Michael Riese, M.AIRAH, is Business Development Manager – Defence & Research at Cold Logic. He shares his views on the need for an HVAC&R training levy. Last week, AIRAH’s South Australian division crowned the new apprentice of the year in HVAC&R. The standard of the eight candidates put forward by TAFE SA was excellent, […]

News

South Australia opens new ‘medi-hotel’ for COVID cases

International travellers in South Australia who test positive for COVID-19 infection are now being transferred to a hotel quarantine facility with upgraded ventilation systems and processes. The 72-bed Tom’s Court hotel in Adelaide’s CBD will mainly house new international arrivals, but rooms will also be available should there be any further cases of community transmission […]

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States leading the way to a sustainable future

Industry groups have applauded the Victorian and NSW governments’ significant investments in harnessing the power of energy efficiency and social housing to create jobs and drive the economic recovery from COVID-19. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Property Council of Australia, and, as a […]

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South Australia aims high for energy efficiency

Industry groups have applauded the South Australian government announcement that it will invest $60 million to improve the energy efficiency of government buildings. According to Dan van Holst Pellekaan, Minister for Energy and Mining, the commitment is the largest per capita stimulus investment of any Australian government in improving the energy efficiency of public buildings. […]

Education News

South Australia to pilot dual-trade apprenticeship

Apprentices in South Australia will soon be able to complete both electrical and RAC qualifications concurrently, thanks to a new program. The Electrical, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician apprenticeship will run for five years. At the end of the program, graduates will have a Certificate III qualification in both electrical and RAC. “The dual-trade qualification […]

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UniSA and Glaciem claim engineering award

The University of South Australia and Glaciem Cooling Technologies have been announced as South Australia’s Engineering Excellence Award winner and the Sir William Hudson Award finalist for their work on The Bend Motorsport Park. The Bend Motorsport Park has now won several awards, including the 2018 AIRAH Award for Excellence in Refrigeration. The Bend was developed and […]

Events and conferences

A pressure independent future

The South Australian Chapter of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is running a presentation titled “A Pressure Independent Future”. The event is being run in collaboration with IFE, IHEA, IPEA, and AMCA. Andrew Brooks from Belimo will explore the difference between pressure-independent (PI) and traditional pressure-dependent valves, their comparisons, common pitfalls or oversights […]