Promoting the HVAC&R industry

AIRAH has resources available to members and industry to help promote the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) building services industry.

This includes material to help encourage young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) – part of our ongoing advocacy work around diversity and inclusion.

HVAC&R is a defining feature of our modern existence, but few people outside the industry talk about it. It keeps us comfortable and productive. It even keeps us alive.

For more information on the HVAC&R industry and its impact/importance to modern life, click here.

You may also be interested in exploring our careers portal at and attending our free AIRAH Industry Night events.





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European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE)





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Download our 2022 presentation template that can be modified and used to talk with students at all levels.

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Career pathways




Introductory courses

  • Air Conditioning 101 – This short course provides information on the basics of how air conditioning and ventilation works in buildings.
  • Fantastic Fridges – This website from the Institute of Refrigeration (UK) explores how the science of refrigeration is used in practice in the world today.
  • Professional Certificate in HVAC&R Fundamentals – Our modular online program helps to fast-track your HVAC&R technical knowledge and skills.
  • Refrigerants Literacy – ASHRAE and UNEP’s interactive learning course for a basic understanding about refrigerant types, policies, classifications, and management practices. AIRAH members receive free access to these modules – click here for information.


Essential industry resources

Australian Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Volumes 1 and 2 Australian Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Volumes 1 and 2

One of Australia’s foremost resources for training in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, authored by Graham Boyle, F.AIRAH.

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DA19 HVAC&R Maintenance DA19 HVAC&R Maintenance

The definitive reference for HVAC&R maintenance in Australia for more than 20 years.

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For more information on our resources and other AIRAH activities, or to share other industry resources, please email [email protected]


This page was last updated January 13, 2023

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