Follow the steps below to see the pathways to particular jobs, what your qualifications will be when you graduate, and the things that you can do now to prepare yourself for your chosen career.
Your current situation
Finding a job
In Secondary School – you can prepare by:
Choosing relevant subjects
Developing your skills
Getting relevant work experience
Finishing Secondary School
Working in another Industry
You can prepare by:
Consider which industry sectors you are interested in and who the employers are in your general area
Talking to potential employers
Finding A Job
The Readiness Assessment (RA)
A test of your literacy and numeracy capability conducted by the industry leading to a nationally recognised statement that “You have what it takes to learn the trade”
The Readiness Assessment resources are designed to help you to determine your preparedness to undertake an electrical apprenticeship in terms of maths and language skills.
It targets the specific requirements of the trade program; explaining how the literacy and numeracy standards relate to specific topics.
This will allow you, with the online tutorial support provided, to address potential barriers to success in your training program before you begin – rather than putting you into a training program for which you are unprepared.
Please note that there is a $20 fee to access the practice Readiness Assessment and tutorial support resources.
Approach potential employers
Use all your resources and energy but don’t forget to take your RA results certificate
A training contract between you and your employer
Attending an RTO to learn the basics
Full time work in the industry to develop the skills needed to be a competent tradesperson
Achieve the qualification Certificate III in
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.
Complete with a Trade Certificate.
Obtain your South Australian licence as a Restricted Electrical Worker and National Refrigerant Handling Licence
You are now licensed to work as an Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic without supervision.
Your qualification and licences allow you to work in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.
You may be employed by a business or self employed (after gaining further experience).
Future career opportunities
Specific experience supported by Skill sets or a Certificate IV can lead to specialist work including on large
centralised systems, energy or building management systems, cryogenics, etc.
Skills sets can qualify a person to use specialised refrigerants such as CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons.
Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications and significant experience can lead to work in project management
or engineering support.