HVAC&R/ Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic (342111)

  • Westlakes Recruitment
  • Australia
  • 30/04/2021
EOI - Expression of Interest Trades

Job Description


AIRCONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION MECHANICS assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

      • 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

Occupation:342111 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic


Assembles, installs, maintains and repairs industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3