Two long standing representatives of the RAC sector have been appointed to the Australian Industry and Skills
Committee’s (AISC) Electrotechnology industry reference committee (IRC).
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) president, Kevin O'Shea, and the Australian Refrigeration Council's (ARC) technical and training manager, Noel Munkman, have both been appointed to the committee.
HVACR representation on the committee is critical to shape training for technicians and ensure industry contributes to the federal government's vocational, education and training reforms.
Committee representation will ensure industry has a voice when it comes to the future of RAC training in Australia.
The Electrotechnology industry reference committee (IRC) is responsible for for the UEE11 Electrotechnology Training Package.
Commenting on his appointment, O’Shea emphasised the significance of RACCA's role on the committee.
“RACCA is committed to supporting the professionalism of the contracting industry and assisting members in the development and maintenance of the highest possible standards for the industry," he said. "Our membership on the Electrotechnology Committee is a very important instrument for allowing us to do this.”
Munkman described his appointment as a humbling experience.
"It will allow the ARC to make sure training for technicians keeps up with the pace of change," he said.
ARC CEO Glenn Evans said the appointment is a key pillar of ARC’s strategy to future-proof the sector.
AISC prioritises the development of training packages based on industry demand for skills across different sectors. AISC relies on the input and expertise of industry groups to help guide national training plans.