Australia’s best refrigeration technicians ready for ultimate challenge

WorldSkills Australia is pleased to announce the top 10 refrigeration technicians from across the country who have been selected to progress to the 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Refrigeration Competition to be held in Melbourne between the 20th and 22nd of May.

The National Refrigeration Competition will again be held in conjunction with the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Exhibition at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

For three exciting days, the competitors will be pushing their already refined skills to the limit in a series of refrigeration system challenges to then be judged by industry experts, all in the pursuit of a gold medal and the title of – ‘Nation’s Best’.

In addition to competing for ultimate glory, the competitors will also be vying for a coveted position on the 2015 Team Australia Skillaroos who will head to São Paulo, Brazil to represent Australia at the 43rd WorldSkills International Competition, the culmination of WorldSkills competitions.

The national refrigeration competitors have earned the opportunity to represent their region on the national stage after their medal winning performances in the 2013 round of WorldSkills Australia Regional Refrigeration Competitions.

WorldSkills Australia wishes the 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Refrigeration Competitors the best of luck for the National Competition:

  • Adrian Quan, Northern Territory, NT – Charles Darwin University
  • Beau Kupris, Sydney West, NSW – TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute
  • Jay Riddett, Hunter, NSW – TAFE NSW Hunter Institute
  • Jordan Wallworth, Melbourne, VIC – Box Hill Institute
  • Mark Young, Tasmania, TAS – TasTAFE
  • Michael Arena, Canberra, ACT – Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Michael Snook, Perth South, WA – Polytechnic West
  • Michael Touloumdjian, Adelaide, SA – TAFE SA
  • Nathan Stephens, Brisbane, QLD – SkillsTech Australia
  • William Stewart, Perth North, WA – Polytechnic West

Introducing the 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Refrigeration judges:

  • Chris MacDonald, Chief Judge, Sydney – NSW
  • Brian Mobbs, Judge, Sydney West – NSW
  • Carl Balke, Judge, Brisbane – QLD
  • Keith Glenn, Judge, Perth South – WA
  • Liam Janetzki, Judge and 2011 Skillaroo, Southern QLD – QLD
  • Mitchell Barron, Judge and 2013 Skillaroo, Sydney West – NSW