NSW TAFEs to train tradies on Testo instruments

Several Testo tools are being used in the programs offered at the Kingswood
Campus of Nepean TAFE in Western Sydney NSW.

The Nepean TAFE provides comprehensive training in the fields of
refrigeration and air conditioning to ensure the future tradesmen in the
industry get the training they deserve in this upcoming field. The Head Teacher
for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trades at the TAFE, Steve Smith works
with his dedicated team to prepare the next generation for the workplace.

Covering everything from initial component selection to servicing of an
end product through theory and practical training, Nepean TAFE’s courses will
ensure students emerge with a well-rounded perspective on the equipment and
procedures they will eventually face in the workplace.

Steve believes students stand to gain from TAFE training in comparison
with competing organisations. TAFE has the support of major industry players
including Temperzone, Actron Air, Daikin, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Skope and Testo. TAFE’s
training programs are not limited to young Australians straight out of school, with
students ranging in age from 15 to 50 years.

Nepean TAFE’s fully functioning supermarket refrigeration system running
the latest in carbon dioxide cooling technology is a major highlight at the
training institute.

Several Testo products are used in the programs at TAFE, giving students
first-hand experience with the tools of the trade. Some of these products
include digital service gauge manifolds and vacuum measurement gauges, all
indispensable in ensuring correct operation of an air conditioning or
refrigeration unit. Testo’s thermal imager has the excellent ability to show
students how excessive heat can cause machine failure.

Steve describes Testo products as the ‘Rolls Royce of testing equipment’,
finding the devices to be of very high quality as well as dependable and

Nepean TAFE also uses Testo’s digital gauges, which Steve says, were
bought eight years ago and perform a lot better than normal gauges.

With Testo devices already in the hands of the next generation of
tradesmen thanks to TAFE, the future of the refrigeration industry is looking

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