1st Year Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship



Are you a good problem solver, have a natural talent for maths, and enjoy working with your hands? Are you wanting something with variety and have always been drawn to operating, installing, and servicing electrical goods? An Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprenticeship could be the challenge you’re looking for!

Undertaking this four-year apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to become a qualified Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Apprentice while completing your Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration


  • Completing a combination of supervised on the job learning and theory work at TAFE
  • Assisting with installing, operating, repairing, servicing and maintaining electrical devices across roaming sites

This position is located in Port Macquarie where you will be hosted with a company that has the world’s largest portfolio of building products, technologies, software, and services with nearly 2,000 locations worldwide.


  • No HECS-HELP debt – in fact, most apprenticeships are fully funded by the Government. So you will leave your 4 years with a qualification, no debt, and ready to earn the big bucks in an industry that is eager for more qualified tradespeople to join their ranks
  • We will actually pay you to learn! How many of your uni mates get paid to study?
  • Your own personal MIGAS mentor who will guide you through your apprenticeship
  • Free uniforms and PPE when you start with MIGAS
  • Potential to be selected for one of MIGAS’s annual MiScholarship awards, resulting in a combination of a cash prize and additional financial support
  • We are a culturally diverse employer and actively advocate for local Indigenous Australians and women in trades
  • Host specific – RDOs, additional training, perks


Our client is looking for someone who has a positive attitude, willingness to learn, and is eager to learn an electrical/mechanical trade. An ideal candidate would be someone that is reliable, can adapt to new situations and has a great aptitude for technical tasks and maths skills.

No previous experience is required however, anyone that has previous trade experience and is looking for a career change, this could be the opportunity for you!

If you have already completed an Apprenticeship as an Electrician or Refrigeration/Air-conditioning and are looking to swap, we can offer you the option to complete a second Apprenticeship and obtain a dual trade. 


  • Driver’s licence
  • White card
  • COVID-19 vaccination certificate
  • Great communication
  • Good safety awareness
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Ability to pass a Pre-Employment Medical, D&A and Police Clearance

If you think this could be you – apply online now by submitting your resume and cover letter explaining why you think you would be the ideal Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Apprentice.

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