~ Anthony's Success Story ~

Updated: Dec 7, 2018

ARMF? What does that stand for? Well, it stands for The Allan Robert Memorial Fund.

Well what does it do? That's an easy one to answer. This fund is dedicated to the memory of Allan Robert, which grants financial and other awards to further the education of apprentice and others in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in WA.

Has there been any success stories? Yes! Let's take a look at Anthony's journey with ARMF.

Anthony at the AIRAH Awards Night

Anthony contacted ARMF to request financial assistance, so he could complete his Cert 4 in Project Management Practice. He chose to study this through Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association of Victoria (AMCA)

His application was approved, and with the financial assistance given to Anthony from ARMF, his goal was now well within his reach. Anthony successfully went on to complete his studies.

At the annual AIRAH Awards Night 2018, Anthony was awarded "Student of the Year" in the Trade category. This was a wonderful award for Anthony to win, and such a major accomplishment.

We at ARMF are so very proud of Anthony, and are so thrilled he reached out to us to assist him with his studies. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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The alan robert memorial fund proudly offers financial support for training in airconditioning and refrigeration.


If you would like to apply, contact us below.

Frequently asked questions

Who can apply for Financial Assistance?

Any apprentice or other student currently enrolled in a recognised and relevant TAFE (WA) course can apply for Financial Assistance. The course or module must be a component of a HVAC qualification such as but not limited to - Diploma or advanced diploma - Certificates 2, 3 or 4 - Pre-apprentices

How much Financial Assistance is available?

The A.R.M.F will review al applications they recieve. The review includes the circumstances that makes assistance for the applicant necessary. The A.R.M.F will contact the applicant by phone to further discuss the request and may verify the information they recieve, from third parties. If the application is approved, the A.R.M.F wil then arrange to make payment on your behalf. The typical application appoved is between $500 - $1,000 and occasionally more.

What can the Financial Assistance be used for?

The A.R.M.F will review all requests for assistance, but typically the requests are - Buying TAFE required books - Tools of the HVAC trade - Interstate travel to attend workskills and other industry related awards or similar - Travel from remote WA to attend AFE block release - TAFE course tuition fees Note - other request types to the above list, can also be applied for

Do you give me the money?

No, the A.R.M.F will ONLY settle tax invoices provided by the applicant, directly to the approved commercial organisation that needs to be paid on your behalf. Occasionally the A.R.M.F can reimburse you after you have paid

Can I lodge a complaint against a company or person to do with the R & AC Industry?

No, the A.R.M.F cannot receive, not act upon any complaints. Out charter is very specific and we have no disciplinary powers what so ever.

How long does an application take to be approved?

The A.R.M.F team are all busy Industry Professionals and are all volunteers to the A.R.M.F. Your application may take from a week, up to 28 days to be reviewed and then approved. If your situaton is urgent, please specify this urgency on your application.