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The HVAC Centre of Excellence offers the most up-to-date training to support HVAC professionals as your career develops and grows.
Beginning with the AMCA-endorsed pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships for entry into the industry, through post-trade and specialty courses, to management and leadership courses and degrees, we train and upskill HVAC professionals throughout their entire career. 

Your pathway to becoming a HVAC professional 


Career paths

What does a HVAC professional do?

  • Manages indoor environments – designs, builds, installs, services, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs indoor comfort and cooling systems year-round
  • Provides solutions to many important environmental issues such as indoor air quality and protecting the environment through efficient systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment - Uses their diverse knowledge of electrical components, motors, controls, airflow, piping design, thermodynamics and refrigeration systems to troubleshoot and repair equipment and systems
  • Assesses customers’ needs to design, supply and install appropriate systems for their environment. They work across all different environments, including sporting grounds, shopping centres, theatres, commercial and residential buildings, private homes, hospitals, factories and industrial plants
  • Manages indoor air quality – tests, evaluates and corrects situations to keep occupants safe

What are the entry level occupations?

  • Mechanical services plumber
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic 
  • Draftsperson 
  • Engineer 

HVAC Career Outlook

  • A billion-dollar industry in Australia, currently contributing 1.7% of GDP
  • Currently employing 173,000 people across Australia
  • Highly paid tradespeople at the high end of the construction industry
  • Strong demand – one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. There is a current shortage of appropriately skilled workers
  • A rewarding career offering great variety and career progression opportunities

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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