Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment

If you are an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic migrating to Australia, you will need to complete the mandatory Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment. Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic ANZSCO Code 342111.

The Down Under Centre is proud to work closely with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Australian skills assessment.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options. You can also call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak with Wes Zandt who can discuss the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment with you.

On completion of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics emigrating to 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 to see how we can assist Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics emigrating to Australia.

Process for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Skills Assessment Australia

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic is a licensed trade so you are required to hold your Australian 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 the Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration prior to applying for your builders license.

1. Documentary Assessment for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration skills assessment Australia $1,280

In short, you are required to prove you are an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and have the necessary skills to work in Australia.

  • If you hold trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 4 years’ work experience.

  • If you don’t have trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 6 years’ work experience.

You will also need to prove that you have worked as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Skills Assessment is also required for your Australian visa. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you with the gathering of your documentation for your Australian qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. The Down Under Centre will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

2. Technical Interview for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment Australia $2,000

In the Technical Interview stage, you will have a Skype call with an assessor who will ask you a range of questions about the skills and knowledge required to work as an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic in Australia.

3. Practical Assessment for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment Australia $2,200

The final part of your skills assessment is a Practical Assessment. In the Practical Assessment you will complete a series of tasks while being observed by an assessor. The assessments in the UK, take place in Blackburn and are run by the RTO.

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Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics in 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.

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Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics emigrating to Australia FAQs

If you are planning to move to Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic on a skilled (points based) visa, you are required to complete the Australian skills assessment.

The skill assessing body for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics is TRA (Trades Recognition Australia). TRA have selected RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the skills assessment for migration to Australia.

The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment is broken into a 3-step process.

1. This part is paper-based, where you need to prove your skills as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic through detailed statements from employers detailing all your duties, tax and pay details for when you were working as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic , apprenticeship documents, qualifications and certificates and a detailed CV showing all training and work experience as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

2. The second stage is a technical interview where you’ll have a Skype call with an assessor to talk about your application and work as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

3. The final part of your skills assessment is a Practical Assessment. In the Practical Assessment you will complete a series of tasks while being observed by an assessor. The assessments in the UK, take place in Blackburn and are run by the RTO.

Upon successful completion of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment you will be issued with your TRA skills assessment certificate and your OTSR (Offshore Technical Skills Record), which is required to gain your Australian registration to find work in Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

No, it’s not mandatory. To be eligible for an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment Australia, you are required to either have completed an apprenticeship and hold relevant qualifications, such as and NVQ3, and 4 years of paid work experience. If you have had no formal training and/or no qualifications, you must be able to prove at least 6 years of paid work experience as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

The cost of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment is dictated by TRA (Trades Recognition Australia), you pay them directly and they have chosen RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the Australian skills assessment.

Stage 1; Documentary assessment $1,280

Stage 2; Technical interview $2,000

Stage 3; Practical assessment $2,200.

the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment Australia is required so you the migrant can apply for a visa to Australia. This is the way Australian Immigration can gauge if you are in fact a Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic under the Australian guidelines.

Many Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics want to migrate to Australia and without the Australian skills assessment delivered by an approved assessing body, Australian immigration have no way in checking a migrant has the necessary skills. To emigrate to Australia as a Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic you will need to complete the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment for a skilled visa.

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