The Air Conditioner Wet Wash Association (ACWWA) was formed in an attempt to self regulate the Split System (Ductless), Air Conditioner Wet Wash Industry. The industry has been around for well in excess of 10 years.
Their is now a Nationally Recognised Qualification at Cert II for this industry. That being said, no one has completed this qualification and it is not being delivered at any Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Some trades will try and tell you that they are qualified purely by the trade qualification they may hold in the refrigeration/HVAC industry. The fact again here is that there is no Wet Wash module in any refrigeration, air conditioning or HVAC Nationally Recognised Training courses.
ACWWA is a Not-For-Profit Organisation Public Company Limited by Guarantee.
At this stage, none of the States or Territories require any formal qualification to 'CLEAN' split system air conditioners (Ductless) unless you are 'servicing, connecting or disconnecting hard wired electrics or handling refrigerants'.
There are Franchises and organisations that allow their brand to be used under licence within Australia and there are also a huge number of independent operators.
There are significant differences in what they do and how they do it. There are businesses that deliver good quality training and some that provide what we call, fit-for purpose equipment.
There are not a lot around that do both! In order to achieve our mission (To improve the Indoor Air Quality for all Australians that utilise the most common form of Air Conditioner being, Ductless Split System Air Conditioners), we need to lift the standard of what this industry are doing. You can read more about how we will achieve our mission at What We Do
Meet the Team
Craig McShane - Managing Director/Board Member/CEO
Craig has had extensive experience in both the public and private sector. He spent a combined period of 37 years in the Australian Defence Force in both the Regular Army and Army Reserve. During his time in the Army Reserve, he worked full-time in the Tasmanian Health Service as a State-wide Human Resources (HR) Consultant, State-wide HR Manager for Human Resources Development and, an Area Manager for the delivery of Public Dental Services for Southern Tasmania. He also had business interests with over 9 years with a Coffee Club Franchise and being involved in a few different aspects in the Air Conditioner, Split System (Ductless) Wet Wash Industry.
Craig holds Adv Dip in Business Management and Business Management (Human Resources) along with a Dip in Frontline Management.
Alan Thornton - Director/Board member
Alan is an experienced business advisor with a demonstrated history of working in business administration and strategic development. Skilled in Accounting, Financial Reporting, Corporate and Project Finance, Contract Management, and Corporate Governance. Alan is a strong business development professional whom has graduated from the Governance Institute of Australia is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Finance degrees.
Alan is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Brodie Smith - Director/Board Member
Brodie has in excess of 17 Years’ experience as a refrigeration mechanic. He has worked in all aspects of Refrigeration with the majority of it being with Air Conditioning. He is now co-owner of Vectra Group, an Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Electrical Contracting Company. Vectra Group is forward thinking and the Company of Innovation. Brodie is passionate about providing the best possible customer service and ensuring their customers actually get what they are paying for. He is committed to advancing the Ductless Air Conditioner Wet Wash Industry to improve the indoor air quality for all Australians exposed to conditioned air from these split systems. Brodie also has extensive business experience through Smith’s Specialty Pies in Tasmania and as a Franchisee in Banjo’s Bakery Tasmania, one of Tasmania’s largest franchise brands.
To improve the Indoor Air Quality for all Australians that utilise the most common form of Air Conditioner being, Ductless Split System Air Conditioners