Trainee Licences

A refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) trainee licence is required for a person who is handling refrigerant while undertaking training and/or assessment leading to a National Quality Council endorsed qualification in refrigeration and/or air conditioning.

Two trainee licence types are available through the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC):

Trainee

For handling of refrigerant in classroom and workplace

Trainee Classroom

For handling of refrigerant in classroom only

Online Applications

The ARC has an easy to use online application facility where you can quickly apply for your licence, which can be accessed here. The trainee licences are a type of RHL.

If you currently have a trainee licence and wish to upgrade to a full licence, go to the RHL Reapplication page in the members section of this site.

Apply/Reapply for a Trainee Licence

When applying/reapplying for a Trainee licence you will need the following:

  • Proof of enrolment – required when completing the application/reapplication
  • Your supervisor’s refrigerant handling licence number - required when completing the application/reapplication
  • Supervisor declaration – download the form
  • Certified photo – required after you apply

Apply for a Trainee Classroom Licence

When applying for a Trainee Classroom licence you will need the following:

  • Proof of enrolment – required when completing the application
  • Your trainer’s refrigerant handling licence number - required when completing the application
  • Trainers declaration – download the form
  • Certified photo – required after you apply