ARBS Foundation is committed to help build a vibrant, productive and rewarding HVAC & R industry. It achieves this goal by awarding a range of scholarships and financial assistance to individuals so they can further their education in the industry, together with allocation of grants for deserving research studies.
HVAC & R plays a vital role in providing comfortable indoor conditions with regards to the built environment. It is also a major contributor towards the operational energy of buildings. Rating of buildings from an energy perspective has been a great initiative by NABERS through its various programs. NABERS’s assessors, during their training, no doubt, gain valuable knowledge on the overall energy assessment process but at the same time learn how to improve and achieve a higher rating. Many assessors, especially sole traders, often become advisors to designers of new buildings as well as to Facility Managers of existing buildings on how to obtain higher ratings. This inevitably leads to promotion of better systems in new and existing buildings. With this as background, ARBS Foundation is pleased to offer grants to sole traders, who generally lack financial support, to become Accredited Assessors.
ARBS Foundation will provide grants for eligible sole traders to receive subsidies of $1188 to enrol in Assessor 101 and $1352 to enrol in Energy & Water for Offices. These subsidies are equivalent to 80% of the course fees.
8 scholarships will be available people during financial year 2020-2021.
Terms and conditions do apply, and these are spelt out in the application form.