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Video highlights climate value of RAC technicians

A new video produced by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) highlights the valuable contribution Australia’s licensed refrigeration and air conditioning technicians make to protecting the environment..


Stewardship award for ARCtick compliance

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) and the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) have introduced a new award to recognise ARCtick licensed businesses that are compliant at first audit.


Ban on high-GWP small AC equipment

The import and manufacture of small air conditioning equipment with high global warming potential refrigerant (GWP over 750) has been banned as of 1 July 2024.


ARC salutes the father of refrigeration

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) is celebrating James Harrison Day by encouraging everyone in the refrigeration industry to spare a thought for the Australian who invented commercial refrigeration 170 years ago.


Fridgie on the move

A refrigeration technician is one of three tradespeople selected by the Tradeswomen Australia (TWA) Community Foundation for a promotion on a Melbourne tram.


The importance of refrigerant analysers

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has recommended inclusion of a refrigerant analyser as an essential item of refrigeration and air conditioning workshop equipment, even though it is not a legal licensing requirement.


ARC is Banksia Award finalist

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has been announced as a finalist in the highly prestigious 35th National Banksia Sustainability Awards.


ARC welcomes strengthening of ASQA

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has welcomed plans to strengthen the powers of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to crack down on dodgy training organisations.


ARCtick fees frozen for 2024

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) has announced that ARCtick licence application fees have been frozen for 2024.


Greg Picker elected as ARC Chair

Dr Greg Picker has been elected as Chair of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Board at the ARC Annual General Meeting on 30 November.


Ozone-depleting refrigerants less than ever

Australia has a major ozone protection achievement to celebrate for World Ozone Day: ozone-depleting gases are now less than 5% of Australia’s refrigerant bank, the refrigerants contained within refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.


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