Ongoing AIRAH activities

In the midst of this current, unprecedented situation as a result of COVID-19, AIRAH continues its work on a number of activities. These are aligned to AIRAH’s Strategic Plan 2020–2022, and the Institute’s mission to create an Australian HVAC&R industry that is highly skilled and professional, safe, sustainable and environmentally effective. It includes a number of programs and resources that can advance our members’ careers, technical knowledge, and opportunities.

Join the Australian HVAC&R industry’s only dedicated body, and a network of over 10,000 professionals and practitioners. Click here to become an AIRAH member.

Coronavirus and HVAC&R

We have established a panel of expert members to keep the public updated on commonly asked questions around COVID-19 and air conditioning/refrigeration systems.

HVAC&R licensing

AIRAH recently released a position statement on HVAC&R licensing in Australia. It included a process for member/industry feedback, the results of which have been shared here


Don’t miss out on an issue of Ecolibrium, AIRAH’s industry journal. Members are reminded to update their mailing address through the member portal to get the magazine home delivered, across Australia.

You can pick up the latest edition of HVAC&R Nation, AIRAH’s free monthly magazine for trades people and end users, at your favourite distributor. You can also read it online.

For the latest industry news, make sure to regularly visit HVAC&R News and sign-up for the bi-weekly newsletter.

Digital resources

Receive free online access to the AIRAH Technical Handbook – exclusive to AIRAH members and the premier HVAC&R technical guide.

Keep up-to-date with the easily digestible technical fact sheets, and a variety of Best Practice Guides, as well as the Flammable Refrigerants Safety Guide.

Members also receive free digital access to a selection of our Design Application (DA) manuals, as well as discounted rates on hard copy orders. This includes the April 2020 release of our new manual DA12 Energy Efficiency in Cold Rooms, and the 2019 update to DA19 HVAC&R Maintenance.

Skills Workshops

AIRAH’s collection of Skills Workshops – a pull-out section in HVAC&R Nation – is a quintessential training resource for those working in HVAC&R. These cover a broad range of topics in the form of how-to guides, overviews, safety guides, standards updates, training tips, plus much more. The archive is available online, and free to access.

AIRAH webinars: Streamline sessions

Engage with industry specialists in our interactive Streamline workshops. AIRAH will host a variety of webinar sessions throughout 2020, including sessions on DA19 HVAC&R Maintenance and DA12 Energy Efficiency in Cold Rooms. These are free for AIRAH members and are eligible for continuing professional development (CPD) points. Please click here for more information and to register.


From global warming o big data, the AIRAH on Air podcast explores key issues in HVAC&R and the built environment, as well as the impact on the wider world. Take a look at the episodes here, then subscribe to it on Apple Podcasts and/or Spotify.

Education and training

AIRAH offers a variety of online education and training opportunities to help advance your knowledge and skills. This includes our Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R – the definitive training program for the HVAC&R industry – and the Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals, with individual units on air and water system fundamentals. Explore our suite of education and training programs here.

AIRAH Registered Professional Engineer (ARPEng)

It’s time to get started on your application to become an AIRAH Registered Professional Engineer (ARPEng). This is the professional accreditation for engineers operating in the HVAC&R industry, designed to meet the requirements of the Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and other state-based schemes as they are released. 

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