Open access to ASHRAE-UNEP eLearning modules

Access is now available to three HVAC&R eLearning modules and various other free resources through the ASHRAE-UNEP Portal. The Refrigerants Literacy module offers a basic understanding about refrigerants types, policies, classifications and management practices. It is aimed at non specialists in the field, such as facility managers, policy makers, and other individuals who are involved […]


Victoria pledges millions to build clean energy workforce

The Victorian government has launched a $6 million fund to support projects that promote training for an expanded clean energy workforce. The Clean Economy Workforce Capacity Building Fund provides grants up to $1 million for collaboration between industry and training providers to deliver innovation in clean economy training and workforce development. Funding can be used […]

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Kirby Apprentice Fund celebrates second birthday

The Kirby Apprentice Fund is celebrating its second anniversary with the announcement of training scholarships to promote the use of natural refrigerants. The Naturals Training Scholarships will be available to fourth-year apprentices registered in the Kirby Apprentice Fund who want to further their trade knowledge with an understanding of natural refrigerants. The scholarship will facilitate […]


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, […]


RectorSeal training programs now SCORM conformant

RectorSeal has updated its training programs to make them conformant with SCORM, an industry standard for eLearning interoperability. SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reverence Model) is a technical standard that allows a wide variety of LMS (Learning Management Systems) to communicate seamlessly between platforms. “Flexibility is a core goal of our training programs,” says RectorSeal Marketing […]

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New training units reach validation stage

Two new units of competency are being added to the Electrotechnology Training Package. The technical advisory committees (TACs) have now considered all stakeholder feedback and the draft materials are available for final validation to ensure they meet industry needs. The unit UEERA999Y Inspect, test and repair fire and smoke control features of mechanical services systems […]

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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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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 […]