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Posted 2022-09-04

About the role

Skillset in conjunction with Western NSW Local Health District in Dubbo are seeking applications for their new Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprentice. The successful candidate will complete a Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration over a 4-year placement whilst receiving practical training from industry experts.

This entry-level opportunity is suited to applicants who are highly-motivated, team player, eager for hands on work, capable of working in diverse environments are looking to pursue a career in the lucrative Air Conditioning industry. The Western NSW Local Health District maintenance team in Dubbo provide maintenance and repair services to 16 health care service providers across the region.


  • Excellent career opportunity to join a well-known and prominent Central West organisation
  • A full time, 4-year placement that will provide formal on the job training
  • You will be allocated a dedicated Skillset Consultant who will support you throughout your Apprenticeship
  • At the successful completion of the role you will graduate with a nationally recognised qualification.


  • Assisting qualified Air conditioning Mechanics in general maintenance, repair and servicing across 16 health care service providers
  • Ability to diagnose and determine sources of Air conditioning  malfunctions and complete repairs as indicated or according to work orders and instructions
  • Servicing a wide variety of refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools
  • Adhere to Work Place Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Complete all related course work associated with the Apprenticeship


  • Hold a current White Card or willing to obtain before start date
  • Hold a current Driver's Licence or Provisional Licence
  • Have reliable transport to and from work
  • Can undertake overnight stays when necessary
  • Can commit to out of town travel and working away from home
  • Have high attention to detail, are organised and have time management skills
  • Show commitment to the study component of the Apprenticeship
  • Display a keen interest in pursuing Air-conditioning and Refrigeration as a career


  • The Western NSW Local Health District offers a very supportive work environment with senior team members to mentor you throughout your Apprenticeship
  • Potential career progression
  • Paid training and development
  • Varied Work – No two days are the same


  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately
  • The first stage of assessment is an online entrance exam that will be emailed to you automatically when you apply. Individuals who do not complete the online entrance exam within the specified time frame will be unable to progress to the next stage. 
  • Only applications with a cover letter and up-to-date resume will be considered
  • Your cover letter must address the selection criteria and tell us why you are interested in the traineeship/apprenticeship. We would also love to hear about any experience or projects you have been involved in that are related to the trade.
  • Applicants must be able to attend interviews in Dubbo NSW
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate work rights in Australia
  • Only successful candidates will be contacted



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We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of those whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history. We pay respect to the Elders, past, present and to the younger generation of the community who will be the future leaders in years to come.