Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

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Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

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Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
21,300
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1100
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications, and laying out installation reference points
  • drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping
  • installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water
  • bolting, soldering, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit
  • filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks
  • test-operating refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments
  • removing test gas and fluid using vacuum pumps, and filling with refrigerant
  • checking and overhauling refrigeration systems, diagnosing faults and repairing and replacing defective components
  • adjusting system controls and mechanisms and reassembling systems
  • recording causes of malfunctioning and action taken

Job Titles

  • Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration

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