Framework Specification

The following job roles will be covered by the Foundation (Level 2) occupation pathways:

  • Refrigeration Operative
  • Air Conditioning Operative

The following job roles will be covered by the Apprenticeship (Level 3) occupation pathways:

  • Refrigeration Technician
  • Air Conditioning Technician
  • Refrigeration Service & Maintenance Technician
  • Air Conditioning Service & Maintenance Technician

Sector Profile

The occupation frameworks in this document are designed to provide new entrants and those seeking career progression, with the opportunity to develop competencies needed to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation, maintenance, and commissioning of refrigeration and air conditioning systems, including relevant:

  • Sustainable Building Best Practices
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Technological Requirements & Changes
  • Statutory & Non-Statutory Regulations & Requirements

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