ARC to continue supporting industry through licence scheme

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) has been re-awarded the contract for administration of the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) licence scheme, for up to nine years. The ARC has administered the scheme successfully – in partnership with industry and Government – since its inception in 2005.

The ARC is both proud and humble to continue this valuable work for the RAC industry, which has seen an increase in skills since the scheme began and where emissions reductions have resulted in significant environmental benefits. In fact, controls around the handling and trade of refrigerant have resulted in over 24.37 megatonnes of C02-equivalent direct emissions savings.

With 90,000 licence holders the scheme has never been as strong and, despite an uncertain refrigerant environment, it continues to grow.

Kevin O’Shea, Chairman of the ARC said it’s the hard work of industry, and the vital role climate control plays in the modern world, that has paved the way for the licence scheme to continue.

“The RAC industry is vital to modern life. Without it, surgery can’t be performed and supermarkets and laboratories wont function properly. Our industry also leads the world in environmental stewardship, with access to cutting-edge technologies.

“And not only that, the higher skill levels within industry has directly delivered improved environmental outcomes, consumer protection and energy efficiency, through better quality services and work practices,” he said.

The refrigeration and air conditioning industry is an exciting place to be right now, and ARC are grateful for the opportunity to continue to support this great sector.

The RAC licensing scheme is administered by the ARC on behalf of the Australian Government, under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.