Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Skills Assessment

If you are an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic moving to Australia, you will need to complete the mandatory Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Skills Assessment. 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 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 III 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.

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 a Certificate III in prior to applying for your builders license.

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. 

1. Documentary Assessment

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

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 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

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

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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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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