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National Licensing of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Occupations – COAG Decision RIS – Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations

10th July 2014

On 13 December 2013 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decided not to pursue the proposed National Occupational Licensing Scheme reform.

The National Licensing of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Occupations Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examines the impact of replacing the current diverse state and territory licensing of the refrigeration and air-conditioning occupational area with a proposed national licensing approach. It considers the impact that each option would have on industry, consumers and government and is informed by stakeholder feedback on the options outlined in the Consultation RIS, which was released on 13 August 2012. It acknowledges that the status quo is the default option.

A Decision RIS was prepared by the then Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and assessed as adequate by the Office of Best Practice Regulation. The Decision RIS was published on the NOLA website in July 2013 as part of the consultation process prior to the decision on the reform.

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