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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 8 Hansard (7 August) . . Page.. 3153..


(3) No. See answer to (1)

Air conditioners—installation

(Question No 2119)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 2 July 2008 (redirected to the Minister for Planning):

(1) What are the current licensing requirements for tradespeople to install, maintain or repair air conditioners;

(2) What education and training requirements are currently required to meet the current licensing requirements;

(3) How long do each of these education and training requirements take to obtain;

(4) Have the licensing requirements been amended within the last two years; if so, how;

(5) How many people are currently qualified and licensed to install, maintain or repair air conditioners in the ACT.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Air conditioning and refrigeration is not a licensed occupation in the ACT however working on electrical equipment which forms part of an electrical installation requires either a restricted or an unrestricted electrical license.

(2) To work as an unrestricted electrician the Construction Occupations Licensing Act requires that the applicant satisfy one of a number of tests resulting in either a trade qualification based on the attainment of core competencies or suitable practical experience to the satisfaction of the Construction Occupations Registrar.

(3) There are no specific timeframes for the completion of the competencies associated with apprenticeships.

(4) No

(5) There are 2933 electrical trade licences (both restricted and unrestricted) in the ACT of which 94 are restricted to systems refrigeration and air-conditioning electricians.

Policing—breath testing

(Question No 2120)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 2 July 2008:

(1) How many breath testing trucks are available for deployment in the ACT;


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