28 October 2022


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.

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) confirms that more than 100,000 individuals now hold an ARCtick Refrigerant Handling Licence (RHL) – and that number jumps to more than 125,000 when Refrigerant Trading Authorisations (RTAs) are included.

ARC chief executive officer Glenn Evans said the 100,000 milestone reflected the strength of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry.

“The licence gives status and identity to RAC technicians and businesses, a sense of belonging to something important, and in turn it gives peace of mind to consumers,” he said.

“With the ARCtick logo as its unifying symbol, it creates trust and confidence in our industry, and it reminds young people and their parents that this is an industry of endless career possibilities.

“In recent years the combined total of RHLs and RTAs has been growing at a rate of around 7,000 per year, and that growth shows no sign of slowing down.

“With so many people signing up to the ARCtick scheme every year, the demand for the ARCtick licence has never been stronger.”

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Media Contact:       Greg Shoemark        0412 577 526           gshoemark@arctick.org