Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services including Limited Design

Please note - this licence class was superceded on 1 January 2020. See Mechanical Services Licences for more information.

Scope of work

  • Install, commission, service or repair refrigeration, air conditioning, mechanical ventilation and air handling systems for a building
  • Installation of fire collars that is incidental to work mentioned above.
  • Design and prepare plans and specifications for:
    • refrigeration systems for a building, or
    • air conditioning and mechanical ventilation and air handling systems for a building:
      • that is not more than 3 storeys, and
      • that has a floor area of not more than 2000m², and
      • for which the plant capacity for any 1 system for the building is not more than 34kW
      • that do not form part of a fire or smoke hazard management system for the building
    • but, only if the plans and specifications are:
      • for the licensee's personal use, or
      • for use in building work to be performed by the licensee personally.

Qualifications required

Please see Technical Qualifications for Licensing (PDF).

Managerial course

Completion of the approved managerial course.

Financial requirements

The relevant financial requirements in the financial requirements policy.

Licence types

You can apply for this licence class as a:

Important note:

Registered Training Organisations

Registered Training Organisations issue formal qualifications to people who successfully complete training. Please note that this list is a guide only and subject to change. We strive to ensure that the information contained is accurate and up-to-date.

Other qualifications can be:

  • apprenticeship papers
  • documentation showing you successfully completed the appropriate course for this licence class
  • documentation showing you successfully completed an equivalent course for this licence class (e.g. similar modules)
  • recognition certificate
  • a qualification of statement of attainment of the required competency issued by an approved authority for the licence class.

Recognition of prior learning

If you do not hold a formal technical qualification, you may be able to obtain it through recognition of prior learning (RPL) by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The following RTOs may be able to provide RPL services for this licence class.