Refrigeration Mechanics require a compulsory license
Refrigerants can be dangerous. They also affect our atmosphere. This requires a refrigeration mechanic to have the necessary licenses. The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) was first engaged in 2005 by the Minister for Environment & Water Resources. ARC governs Ozone Protection & Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations. ARC also manage licensing requirements of those who work with refrigerants. Be it in a refrigeration system or air conditioning systems.
Every refrigeration mechanic must have an individual Refrigerant Handling Licence (RHL). An apprentice also needs an RHL.
A business must have Refrigerant Trading Authority (RTA). To ensure you have a qualified refrigeration mechanic working on your equipment request to see their licence numbers.
An individual licence starts with LO and a business authority starts with AU.