A whole lot of sole traders were able to make a real entrepreneurial fortune over the last few years by learning how to instal or work on heating systems then integrating their skill to the point of transforming it into dizzying income. Along with electricians and plumbers, in fact, the category of temperature technicians is able to work either as salaried employees or independently. They are often seen driving impressive Utes, vehicles with the passenger section converted into containers for work tools. These tradies find opportunities in commercial and residential fields.
Working as air conditioning technician
From the point of view of training and the Profession, the air conditioning and refrigeration technician is a profile quite similar to that of electrician. The complexity of electrical panels is substituted with the relevant dynamics of combustion of refrigerant gases, but from the point of view of prerequisites, it is a similar course.
In reality, it could be considered a little simpler in as much as it is not necessary to have formal registration in order to practise, whereas it is for electricians. Although the Skill Authority (Trade Recognition Australia) only asks for Certificate III to consider you qualified by the Assessment Authority (Trade Recognition Australia), it is necessary to study a course of at least 92 weeks to be eligible to apply for a Post Graduate (Subclass 485) visa and complete a Job Ready Program.
Qualification: Certificate III in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Skill Level: 3
Profession: 342111 Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Course program: https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/UEE07/UEE32211_R6.pdf
Description: the course is of a technical nature although theory is provided in various modules to ensure the student has notions of systems safety for public and personal safety. The course alternates sessions of analysis of existing systems with those on installation of new ones.