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Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 24,300 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Little change in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
In 2016, employers in some locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics. To find out more, view the Department of Employment's latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.
A Certificate III/IV is usually needed to work in this job and the majority of workers have this qualification. Training is most commonly through an apprenticeship which combines on-the-job training with the qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics who can provide good customer service, are polite and courteous and have a strong work ethic.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Materials, methods, and the tools used to construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing mechanical machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.