Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeships

An Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeships will prepare you for a job where you may assemble, install, service and repair industrial, commercial and domestic refrigeration and air-conditioning systems in homes, shops, factories, office buildings and hospitals.

With a qualification in the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration trade you will become part of the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Industry (HVAC). Within the Electrical trade sector this apprenticeship pathway offers you the most diversity in practical skills exposure. An Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration apprenticeship is perfect if you have an investigative mind and would like to do a variety of practical work including (but not limited to) plumbing, sheet metalwork and electrical diagnostics.

This trade requires a four-year apprenticeship. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers. In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout the duration of your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.

A day on the job in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration

Follow blueprints and specifications to install units part by part and bolt them down
Drill holes, install mounting brackets and cut, bend and thread piping
Fill systems with gas or fluid to test for leaks; remove test gas or fluid using vacuum pumps
Attach piping to refrigeration systems using sleeves, couplings or unions and solder joints to form a complete system
Repair or replace faulty parts in industrial and household refrigerators and air-conditioning units
Work with Electricians, Pipe Fitters and Carpenters to install ducting for air-conditioning
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Skill Requirements for success in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeships

  • Good math skills
  • Normal colour vision
  • Good communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Diagnostic ability


  • Certificate III in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Air Conditioning and Refrigeration)

Available Apprenticeships

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship

Mulgrave, VIC | JOB ID 5896

Do you have a knack for both mechanical and electrical work? Why not undertake the challenge of an Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship

Derrimut, VIC | JOB ID 5909

Interested in mechanical and electrical roles but unsure which one to choose? This Air-Con and Refrigeration Apprenticeship could be perfect for you

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW | JOB ID 5926

Can’t decide whether Mechanical or Electrical work is right for you? The variety of an Air-Con and Refrigeration Apprenticeship could be what you seek