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New scope of works and registration / license requirements for mechanical services and refrigerated air-conditioning classes

March 24, 2020

The VBA has made changes to the plumbing requirement to the registration and licensing requirements for plumbing practitioners who only install and commission basic split system air-conditioning systems.

As of 18 November a new scopes of work and registration and licencing requirements for the mechanical services and refrigerated air-conditioning classes of work under the Plumbing Regulations 2018 will apply.

The new requirements have:

  • Re-classified Refrigerated Air-Conditioning works into a main class of registration/licence (therefore a person no longer needs to also hold the parent class of Mechanical Services) and
  • Clarified scopes of works for the two main classes – Refrigerated Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Services.

For more information about these changes, read the VBA fact sheet.

Please contact HIA building Services team on 1300 650 620 if you require further clarification.