What type of licence do I need?

There are different types of Refrigerant Handling Licences available, and the type you require will differ depending on what you are working with.

Licence fees can be viewed here.

Qualified Person's Licences

Licence Name Entitlement of Licence
RAC01 - Refrigerant handling licence – qualified persons (Full refrigeration and air conditioning licence: 2 years)

To handle a refrigerant for any work in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, other than the automotive industry.

AAC02 - Refrigerant handling licence – qualified persons (Automotive air conditioning licence: 2 years) To handle a refrigerant for any work on air conditioning equipment fitted to the cabin of a motor vehicle.
RSS03 - Refrigerant handling licence – qualified persons (Restricted heat pump – split systems – installation and decommissioning licence: 2 years) To handle a refrigerant for the installation and decommissioning of any of the following:
  • a single-head split system air conditioner of less than 18kW
  • a 2-part hot water heat pump of less than 18kW
  • a 2-part swimming pool heat pump of less than 18kW
RDR04 - Refrigerant handling licence – qualified persons (Restricted domestic refrigeration and air conditioning appliances licence: 2 years) To handle a refrigerant for either or both of the following:
  • any work on domestic refrigeration or air conditioning equipment;
    • domestic refrigeration or air conditioning equipment means refrigeration or air conditioning equipment that:
      1. is designed primarily for household use; and
      2. is designed not to be permanently connected to the power supply of the premises where it is installed; and
      3. does not require the installation of pipework to enable the movement of refrigerant.

Note: This definition does not cover split system air conditioners.

  • any work on commercial stand alone refrigeration equipment.
    • commercial stand-alone refrigeration equipment means refrigeration equipment that:
      1. is designed primarily for commercial use; and
      2. is designed not to be permanently connected to the power supply of the premises where it is installed; and
      3. does not require the installation of pipework to enable the movement of refrigerant.

 

Trainee Licences

Licence Name Entitlement of Licence
TL000 - Refrigeration and air conditioning trainee licence To handle a refrigerant while undertaking training and/or assessment in a classroom setting and at your work place under supervision. The supervisor must be the holder of a licence that entitles them to engage in work for which the licensee is being trained. This licence is valid for the period of training, which can be up to one year.
CL000 - Refrigeration and air conditioning trainee licence (Classroom) To handle refrigerant in a classroom setting only. The licensee cannot handle refrigerant outside the classroom setting. This licence is valid for a period of training which can be up to 1 year.

 

Restricted Licences

Licence Name Entitlement of Licence
ATL05 - Restricted refrigeration and air conditioning licence (Aviation: 1 year) To handle a refrigerant for any work undertaken on air conditioning equipment on aircraft.
MTL06 - Restricted refrigeration and air conditioning licence (Marine: 1 year) To handle a refrigerant for any work on refrigeration or Air conditioning vessels at sea. Note: This does not apply to AMSA certified: Watchkeeper, Marine Engineer 1 & 2 when working on an AMSA vessel.
TRT07 - Restricted refrigeration and air conditioning licence (Transport: 1 year) To handle a refrigerant for any work on mobile refrigeration systems other than air conditioning systems in the cabin of a motor vehicle.
RHTL09 - Restricted refrigeration and air conditioning licence (Handler: 1 year) To handle a refrigerant while decanting cylinders.

 

Refrigerant Recovery Licences

Licence Name Entitlement of Licence
RRR10 - Restricted refrigeration and air conditioning licence (Recovery: 2 years) To recover and handle refrigerant while decommissioning stationary and automotive refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment.
RRR11 - Restricted refrigeration and air-conditioning licence (Auto Recovery: 2 years) To recover and handle refrigerant while decommissioning automotive air conditioning equipment.
RRR12 - Restricted refrigeration and air-conditioning licence (RAC Recovery: 2 years) To recover and handle refrigerant while decommissioning refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment other than mobile air conditioning equipment.