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 (Hydrofluorocarbons)
  • 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.

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.

Duration

Maximum three years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $160.00 Two year licence. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Application All $80.00

One year trainee licence. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All $240.00 Three year licence. Fees for 2022-23

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 Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Australian Refrigeration Council

Contact details

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

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

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

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

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