Tag: Licensing

With Australian Refrigeration Council CEO Glenn Evans As a member of VASA, you no doubt know about the ARCtick licensing scheme for Australia’s climate control industry – you most likely hold an ARCtick refrigerant handling licence (RHL) or refrigerant trading authorisation (RTA). The automotive sector has more than 32,000 RHLs and well over 10,000 RTAs Continue reading Inside ARC: A look at licensing and environmental Initiatives

Queensland’s automotive service and repair sector breathed a sigh of relief as the state government stepped back from a controversial proposal that only licensed electricians should perform work on electric vehicles. The proposal, initially tabled in 2023 as part of the Electrical Safety Act review, was put forward by the Queensland Electrical Safety Office but Continue reading Queensland government rejects proposal to include EVs in sparkie licence

ARCtick fees 2024

Fees for ARCtick licence applications have been frozen for 2024 as part of a Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) initiative to ensure licences are financially accessible at a time when many are facing cost-of-living pressures. Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) CEO Glenn Evans said the freeze on application fees reflected a Continue reading ARCtick licence fees frozen for 2024

Intergovernmental Agreement on the Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registration discussion paper

Draft legislation that will enable individuals who hold an occupational licence in one Australian state or territory to do equivalent work in another Australian state or territory under the same licence, is now up for industry consultation. The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 February 2021, which can be made at the Occupational Mobility section Continue reading Industry asked for feedback on interstate trade license recognition

Australian National Cabinet meeting

Automatic mutual recognition of state and territory occupational licences will now not kick in until July 1 next year, rather than January 1 as originally announced. The National Cabinet released a statement that bringing the changes into law requires “draft legislation to amend the Commonwealth Mutual Recognition Act 1992” and that this will be released by Continue reading Automatic interstate trade license recognition delayed until July 2021