Refrigerant Handling Licence - Australian Government

Description

You will require this authorisation if you intend to carry out work in relation to refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment.

Carrying out work in relation to RAC equipment means to do anything with a fluorocarbon refrigerant, or a component of RAC equipment, that could potentially cause the risk of the refrigerant being emitted. These tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • decanting a refrigerant
  • manufacturing a refrigerant
  • installing, commissioning or decommissioning RAC equipment
  • servicing or maintaining RAC equipment.

Refrigerant means any:

  • CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons)
  • HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons)
  • HFCs (Hydroflourocarbons)
  • PFCs (Perfluorocarbons)
  • Halon (Haloalkane or Halomethane) that is, or has been, used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

There are several classes of licence that may be granted:

  • full refrigeration and air conditioning licence (can undertake any RAC industry work except for within the automotive industry)
  • automotive air conditioning licence
  • trainee licences
  • restricted heat pump installation and decommissioning licence
  • restricted domestic refrigeration and air conditioning appliances licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to receive this licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • supply details about relevant training and experience
  • have completed an eligible competency based training course.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Maximum 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00 2 year licence.
Apply Application All $32.00

1 year Trainee licence

Apply Application All $225.00 3 year licence.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Qualification Information (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy

Australian Refrigeration Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

SA / NT Licensing Enquiries

Australian Refrigeration Council

Department of the Environment and Energy

Operating address: Innovation House
Suite 1
50 Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Mawson Lakes, South Australia 5095
Mailing address: Locked Bag 3033
Box Hill
Victoria 3128
Phone: 1300 884 483
Fax: 1300 554 023
Email: enquire@arctick.org
Website: Australian Refrigeration Council (Opens in new window)

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

NSW / ACT Licensing Enquiries

Australian Refrigeration Council

Department of the Environment and Energy

Operating address: Level 1, Office 101
29 Kiora Road
Miranda, New South Wales 2228
Mailing address: Locked Bag 3033
Box Hill
Victoria 3128
Phone: 1300 884 483
Fax: 1300 554 023
Email: enquire@arctick.org
Website: Australian Refrigeration Council (Opens in new window)

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

VIC / TAS Licensing Enquiries

Australian Refrigeration Council

Department of the Environment and Energy

Operating address: Level 1
818 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill, Victoria 3128
Mailing address: Locked Bag 3033
Box Hill
Victoria 3128
Phone: 1300 884 483
Fax: 1300 554 023
Email: enquire@arctick.org
Website: Australian Refrigeration Council (Opens in new window)

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

QLD Licensing Enquiries

Australian Refrigeration Council

Department of the Environment and Energy

Operating address: Shop 14
120 Birkdale Road
Birkdale, Queensland 4159
Mailing address: Locked Bag 3033
Box Hill
Victoria 3128
Phone: 1300 884 483
Fax: 1300 554 023
Email: enquire@arctick.org
Website: Australian Refrigeration Council (Opens in new window)

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

WA Licensing Enquiries

Australian Refrigeration Council

Department of the Environment and Energy

Operating address: Unit 4
15 Niche Parade
Wangara, Western Australia 6065
Mailing address: Locked Bag 3033
Box Hill
Victoria 3128
Phone: 1300 884 483
Fax: 1300 554 023
Email: enquire@arctick.org
Website: Australian Refrigeration Council (Opens in new window)