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 Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR). 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 OTSR to get your provisional registration which allows you to work in Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic. It’s also important to know that each state and territory in Australia has different regulations.

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.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic jobs in Australia

The DUC Employment Hub is a tool that connects migrants to employers in Australia as well as providing you with a relocation hub to make your journey to Australia smoother.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic jobs posted via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: New South Wales
Salary: $65,000 – $70,000 Full-time
Candidate must be trade qualified.
Responsibilities:
• The HVAC Technician is expected to work across various sites to assist in all air conditioning needs.
• Expected to do design, installation, maintenance and repairs for both residential and commercial applications.
• The candidate will ensure that HVAC Devices (air conditioning units and heaters) would function at all times
• The scope of the work could include performing diagnostics, repairs and replacements for the parts in an HVAC system.
• HVAC Technicians must be able to handle pressure and various work-related factors


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.

A skills assessment is required for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics migrating to Australia so they can apply for a visa to work in Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic. The skills assessment is the way Australian Immigration can confirm that you have the relevant Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration skills to match the Australian guidelines.

Even if you don’t require the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment for the purposes of a visa, you will need it to become a registered Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic in Australia as you require the OTSR to obtain your registration in Australia.

We know exactly what is required for the Australian Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment and offer an Agency service to assist with that skills assessment. The DUC Agency Fee is £550 + VAT.

What’s included in that Agency Fee?

You will receive a unique login to the DUC Client Portal which explains everything you need to provide, giving templates and precise details on what to gather and how to gather it. For many this is the hardest part of the process but is key to a successful application; we know what is required because the DUC Skills Team work closely with the assessing body. We have been part of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment process for 8+ years. The DUC Skills Team will lodge your application and liaise with the assessing body.

Telephone assistance Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm – and even out-of-hours by arrangement. We have staff specifically dedicated to working with Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics, so you’ll always be working with the same person. 

As a DUC client you also have access to our exclusive Facebook Group where you can get expert help from other DUC Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics who can give you an insight into the content of the technical interview.  You can chat with other DUC clients, who may be at different stages of the process, for their guidance on the English test, skills process and the practicalities of moving to Australia.  The DUC Visa Team post relevant updates as they happen.

We will also provide information on the various English tests available, the various scoring systems and even provide a 10% discount code for the PTE Pearson Academic test.

You, will receive FREE access to the DUC Employment Hub (and your partner, if applicable) – a tool that connects migrants to employers and provides invaluable assistance with your relocation.  You will receive a 1-hour consultation with a relocation expert who has migrated themselves. This consultation will introduce you to our service provider partners who can save you money on your move. See how the DUC EH works.

The Down Under Centre work with the assessing body for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics looking to immigrate to Australia. We are very proud to be working with a TRA skills assessment provider, have many years’ experience with clients, the perfect software and plenty of staff to hold your hand throughout the Australian skills assessment process.

Migrating to Australia as a Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic has its challenges and you, the migrant, will have plenty of questions, we will know the answers and be available through working hours to answer any of your questions. The Down Under Centre know what needs to be done and you can carry on working as a Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic while we give you a detailed list of what is required for the skills assessment for Australia.

Your TRA Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skills assessment is issued.

This means you need to have received your Invitation to Apply for the Visa before the 3 years is up.

There is lots of work in Australia for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics.

The Down Under Centre works with many Australian Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants via our DUC Employment Hub. The employers have no hesitation hiring our Australian qualified Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics moving to Australia. Our Employment Hub will also teach you how to prepare for your move to Australia. You will also receive a Skype consultation with one of our relocation team in Australia.

At successful completion of your Australian Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment you will receive your TRA skills assessment letter required for a skilled visa to Australia.

You also receive your OTSR (Off-Shore Technical Skills Record). You take this to any Australian State Regulator to receive your provisional registration to work in Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics looking to migrate to Australia need to be between 18 and 45 years old.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics between 25-32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their Australian visa application. Complete our free visa points calculator to confirm your points.

Also if you are under 31 years old you can look into the Working Holiday Visa.

To work in Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic you are required to hold registration. To apply for your registration you are required to hold your OTSR (Off-Shore Technical Skills Record) – you will gain this at successful completion of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment.

So, please make contact with the Down Under Centre so we can explain the process in detail. You don’t want to arrive in Australia and need to start the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment as it will set you back with your plan to work in Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment required to emigrate to Australia requires a practical assessment which is delivered from Blackburn, UK.

You can also sit the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic practical assessment in Melbourne if you are based in Australia.

We work with our Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics to find the most suitable venue for the practical assessment.

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