Education News

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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RRA launches augmented reality app

Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) has released a series of new digital training resources that provide an innovative and hands-on way for apprentices to understand the refrigerant recovery processes for various types of equipment. “The processes for recovering refrigerant, pressure testing, evacuating and re-charging systems are critical for both upholding industry best practice and reducing the […]

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TAFE Queensland opens new training hub

TAFE Queensland has opened a new high-tech training hub at its Ashmore campus. The fit-out, which cost $1.5 million, boasts state-of-the-art equipment and will benefit more than 1,200 electrical and air conditioning and refrigeration students. The hub has eight coldrooms, including two with freezer room options. There is a practical workshop area, a hybrid practical […]

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HVAC Centre of Excellence opens at Holmesglen

A new HVAC Centre of Excellence at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus was officially launched by the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson on May 28. The launch was attended by around 100 guests from the HVAC and associated industries, including the organisations who supported the centre. The facility is a collaborative partnership between Holmesglen and the Air […]

Events and conferences

MHIAA announces training on A2/A2L refrigerants

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australian (MHIAA) and Superior Training Centre are running a course on A2/A2L refrigerants in Sydney on June 7. Pushed along by the HFC phase-down, manufacturers have been rapidly switching their split system air conditioning units from R410a (with a GWP of 2,088) to R32 (GWP 675). According to the Expert Group […]

Education Public Comment

Training package ready to review

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that has been working on the Electrotechnology Training Package Review project has prepared draft materials and is now looking for industry feedback. As reported previously, the project is an extension of the UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package Transition Project. The transition and review of the training package is […]

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Victoria pledges $2 million to refrigeration training

The Victorian Department of Industry and Training has granted nearly $2,000,000 toward improving skills and education opportunities in the refrigeration industry. GOTAFE, Bendigo Kangan Institute and industry representatives CA Group Services applied for funding to complete a number of projects. And on March 15, the Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills, and Higher […]

Untangling our training
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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 […]