Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skills Assessment

If you are an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, your migration agent will ask you to complete the mandatory Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Skills Assessment for migration to Australia. The Down Under Centre is proud to work closely with Trades Recognition Australia(TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s) to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Skills Assessment for Australia.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and/or send your CV to and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options.

On completion of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Skills Assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate 111 in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia.

The Down Under Centre specialises in Skills Assessments for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics. We work with numerous clients directly to ensure that all Skills Assessments completed are perfect prior to submission to the assessing body.

Find out more about our Agency Service for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics who want to migrate to Australia.


The process is broken up into three stages. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic is not a licensed trade but many employers insist you hold your Australianp Qualification for registration and insurance purposes. It’s also important to know that each state and territory in Australia has different regulations and if you require a builders license you will need to obtain a Certificate 111 in prior to applying for your builders license.

1. SKILLS ASSESSMENT EVALUATION: First, we will arrange to speak with you to check your eligibility to go through the skills assessment process. Please email our office at or call our office on 020 3376 1555.. This is a free service. 


DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT: In short,  you are required to prove you are a Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and have the necessary skills to work in Australia. You will need to provide evidence you have been qualified as a Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic for more than three years and that  you have worked in this trade for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to prove this via pay slips, invoices, bank statements and/ or employment references. You also need to make sure you supply certified copies of your evidence and at least 20 photos of your work.

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Skills Assessment is also required for your Visa. During your conversation with the Down Under Centre, we will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa.

The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you at this stage as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.


The final part of your Skills Assessment for is a technical Skype interview. Here you will be required to come to our London venue The Down Under Centre based convieniently next to Ealing Broadway underground station Alternatively you can choose to carry out your technical Skype interview at a venue in Scotland.

We will organise an Australian qualified Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor to discuss your stage two application with you and your everyday working life as a Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic. This is why it’s very important that you have provided the assessing body and their assessor with a full stage 2 pack. Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic he will ask you to provide further information or complete a practical assessment/ site visit which will be at your cost. The Down Under Centre have never had a client that has required a site visit as yet as we work closely with them to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous, they will discuss your application with you in a calm manner in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you and put you at ease.

White Card

As a tradie, you will need to obtain your White Card for Australia in order to work on any Australia building/construction site. The White Card is equivalent to your CSCS Card. We provide an online course and issue the Western Australia White Card which is accepted Australia-wide. To get started, visit our White Card Course page and Register an account.

Once you have passed, your White Card will be posted to the address you supplied in your registration.


Free Visa Points Calculator

Please fill in the form below to see if you eligible for a visa to Australia.


You should be able to bring together, install, uphold and repair industrial, commercial and domestic air conditioning and refrigeration arrangements and equipment.

Your tasks involve establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications, and laying out connection reference points and piercing holes, connecting mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping. You’ll be connecting and fixing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water. Additionally, you’ll be fastening, joining, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking placement and accuracy of fit; filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks; test-operating refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and adjusting. Furthermore, eliminating test gas and fluid using vacuum pumps, and filling with refrigerant and checking and repairing refrigeration systems, identifying faults and mending and replacing defective components. You’ll also be correcting system controls and mechanisms and reassembling systems and recording causes of faultiness and action taken.


If you’re an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic, you could be earning up to $40 per hour! We might have your dream Australia-based job on our jobs page so take a look today: