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Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

If you are applying for a skills assessment under the Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) in the licensed occupation of Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, you will be required to apply for a skills assessment through a Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) approved registered training organisation (RTO). If successful, you will be issued with an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR).

An OTSR holder is eligible to apply for a Trainee Licence with the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC). This will allow you to work as an Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic under supervision while completing Australian context gap training.

An OTSR holder is also issued a migration outcome letter to apply for migration with the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs).

IMPORTANT: Each state and territory has different requirements in relation to Australian context gap training and electrical authorisation for the licenced occupation of Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic. For further information on Australian context gap training and electrical licensing requirements in the state or territory in which you are planning to work, please click on the relevant link below.

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia



Western Australia