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ANZSCO 342111 - Registered Migration Australia

An air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic assembles, installs, maintains and repairs industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment. Registration or licensing may be required in Australia as an air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic. Air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic is a Skill Level 3 occupation.


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Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of an air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic in Australia is to assemble, install, maintain and repair industrial, commercial and domestic airconditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.


  • establishing job requirements from drawings and specifications, and laying out installation reference points
  • drilling holes, installing mounting brackets and cutting, bending and threading piping
  • installing and repairing components such as compressors, motors, condensers, evaporators, switches and gauges, and copper lines for steam, gas, refrigerant, compressed air, oil and chilled water
  • bolting, soldering, riveting, welding and brazing pipes to connect equipment, and checking alignment and accuracy of fit
  • filling systems with gas or fluid to check for leaks
  • test-operating refrigeration systems, checking mechanisms and making adjustments
  • removing test gas and fluid using vacuum pumps, and filling with refrigerant
  • checking and overhauling refrigeration systems, diagnosing faults and repairing and replacing defective components
  • adjusting system controls and mechanisms and reassembling systems
  • recording causes of malfunctioning and action taken

Skill Level

Most occupations in the air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic unit group (Group: 3421) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.


In Australia:
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


In Australia registration or licensing is required as an Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.


Occupations within the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic Group


  • 342111 Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic


English Requirement

  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland

Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services), more info regarding assessment bodies


If you are an experienced air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic and would like to live and work in Australia please contact us. Registered Migration Australia is an officially licensed migration company. We are 100% proudly Australian owned and operated.