Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 7 August 2008) . . Page.. 3153 ..
• No. See answer to (1)
(Question No 2119)
Mr Mulcahy asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 2 July 2008 (redirected to the Minister for Planning):
• What are the current licensing requirements for tradespeople to install, maintain or repair air conditioners;
• What education and training requirements are currently required to meet the current licensing requirements;
• How long do each of these education and training requirements take to obtain;
• Have the licensing requirements been amended within the last two years; if so, how;
• 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:
• 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.
• 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.
• There are no specific timeframes for the completion of the competencies associated with apprenticeships.
• 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.
(Question No 2120)
Mr Mulcahy asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 2 July 2008:
• How many breath testing trucks are available for deployment in the ACT;