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ARC welcomes strengthening of ASQA

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has welcomed plans to strengthen the powers of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to crack down on dodgy training organisations.


ARCtick fees frozen for 2024

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) has announced that ARCtick licence application fees have been frozen for 2024.


Greg Picker elected as ARC Chair

Dr Greg Picker has been elected as Chair of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Board at the ARC Annual General Meeting on 30 November.


Ozone-depleting refrigerants less than ever

Australia has a major ozone protection achievement to celebrate for World Ozone Day: ozone-depleting gases are now less than 5% of Australia’s refrigerant bank, the refrigerants contained within refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.


ARC figures show RAC workforce aged in its prime

Australia’s refrigeration and air conditioning workforce is not as old as many people think, with new figures released by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) showing that the dominant age group in the industry is 30-39 years old.


ARCtick licence applications just got easier

ARCtick licensing applications just got quicker, simpler and more convenient now that the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has activated a completely online application process.


Energy Efficiency Grants up for grabs

The Australian Government has announced $16 million in grants from $10,000 to $25,000 for projects to improve energy efficiency, with refrigeration and air conditioning projects featuring strongly on the eligible list.


ARC welcomes addition to Priority List

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC), the national regulator for Australia’s climate control sector, has welcomed recent addition of refrigeration apprenticeships to the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List as a valuable incentive to complete apprenticeships.


Ozone recovery a credit to climate control sector

The ozone layer is on track to recover within four decades, and Australia’s climate control sector is a world leader in reducing emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals, which has made the recovery possible.


Green Scheme sets benchmark for low GWP

The national Green Scheme Accreditation program is continuing to assist the industry in transitioning to low GWP refrigerants and a zero emissions future.


Death notice: Dodgy short courses eliminated

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has issued a ‘death notice” for dodgy RTOs that issue spurious qualifications typically based on inadequate two-day courses and inappropriate reliance on recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes.


Refrigeration mechanic fined for causing burn injuries

A refrigeration mechanic has been fined $33,000 for unsafe work practices at a food outlet shop, that caused significant burns to himself and the shop owner.


A chance to join the ARC team

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) is recruiting field officers to help the refrigeration and air conditioning industry to deliver industry and environmental outcomes that protect the planet from global warming and ozone depletion.


Free A2/A2L refrigerant training resources

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC), in partnership with Refrigerants Australia and selected TAFE Colleges, has developed a set of free A2/A2L refrigerant training resources and assessment materials for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).


Brochure promotes doing the right thing

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has partnered with Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) and the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) to produce a new brochure to promote the value of always using licensed RAC technician.


Record destruction of ozone-depleting gases

Australia’s refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry has celebrated World Ozone Day (16 September) by setting a new record for destroying ozone depleting refrigerant gases and removing them permanently from the ecosystem.


ARC invests in the future of the industry

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) is investing in the future of the RAC industry with a promotion targeting students at almost 3,000 secondary schools across Australia.


ARC Summer Campaign adds TV to the mix

ARC’s annual Summer Campaign has added TV commercials to its media mix in order to take the “look for the tick” message to even more consumers through more channels.


ARC gears up to help flood victims

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) is gearing up to help victims of Australia’s widespread floods with practical assistance both during and after the floods.


Up and up: licensed fridgies now number 100,000

It’s official – the total number of licensed refrigeration technicians in Australia has topped the 100,000 mark, confirming the continuing growth in the industry throughout Australia.


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