Over 60,000 licensed and qualified technicians have driven the standard and skill of the industry, and been the recipients of high level, nationally recognised training standards across the country. However, with every high performing sector there are challenges to maintain this level of excellence.
Appropriate qualifications are the cornerstone of the ARCTick scheme and accordingly we take the matter of the standard of training in achieving those qualifications extremely seriously.
ARC has worked with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) on a number of occasions to improve training quality in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector. ASQA is the vocational education and training regulator tasked with ensuring the quality of training in Australia.
While ARC has no power to sanction training providers directly, we work in partnership with ASQA to achieve quality training outcomes.
If you have any concerns over the quality of training for courses in the RAC sector, you can lodge a complaint through ASQA:
Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
Phone: 1300 701 801
There are several pathways to achieving an ARCtick license, involving various different qualifications and competency codes, plus the opportunity for recognition of prior learning (RPL) in some circumstances. The following case studies provide detailed information on some of the available pathways. You can download and print copies of the case studies from these links: