Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Trade Licence Victoria

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    What license do I need to work as an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic in Victoria?

    To work as an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, you will need:

    • Refrigerant Handling Licence from Australian
    • Refrigeration Council (ARC) Restricted Electrical Worker’s Licence from Energy Safe Victoria

    How do I become an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic in Victoria?

    To work as an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic in Victoria, you’ll need:

    • A Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
    • Completed apprenticeship


    Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent

    Strong understanding of Mathematics, English and Chemistry

    Certificate II in Electrotechnology studies (Pre-vocational or Careerstart)

    Certificate IV in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Systems

    What does an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic do?

    • Establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications
    • Laying out installation reference points
    • Drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping
    • Installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water
    • Bolting, soldering, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit
    • Filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks
    • Testing refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments
    • Removing test gas and fluid using vacuum pumps, and filling with refrigerant
    • Checking and overhauling refrigeration systems, diagnosing faults and repairing and replacing defective components
    • Adjusting system controls and mechanisms and reassembling systems

    Please contact your state’s licensing body for up to date information as requirements do change. ITEC Australia is not an RTO or licensing body

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