Refrigeration and air conditioning draftspersons design and produce working drawings of mechanical systems for refrigeration and air conditioning systems within a building project so that they can be manufactured, constructed and installed.
To become a refrigeration and air conditioning draftsperson you usually have to complete a VET qualification in drafting (air conditioning and mechanical services) or engineering technology - air-conditioning and refrigeration. Entry to these courses may require employment in a mechanical services drafting office. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information.
Refrigeration and air conditioning draftspersons may perform the following tasks:
Refrigeration and air conditioning draftspersons work predominantly in the computer-aided design (CAD) environment and often work closely with professional engineers and tradespeople.
Refrigeration and air conditioning draftspersons are employed mainly by mechanical contracting companies, government agencies and installation, service-maintenance and manufacturing firms. The growing awareness of energy efficiency has led to an increase in the demand for systems that maximise performance and energy efficiency but are easy to build and maintain.