Who Are We

The Allan Robert Memorial Fund  comprises a board of Western Australian Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry identities.

 

Our current board comprises:

  • Chairman: Kim Cramer (Director at Reliable Energy Solutions)

  • Secretary: Tony Emmott (Managing Director at Cramer & Neill Refrigeration - Geraldton)

  • Treasurer: Ian Wooten (managing Director at CBD Refrigeration)

  • Board:

    • Andrew Ford (Managing Director, Co-Founder & CEO of Ford & Doonan Air  Conditioning Systems)

    • Lindsay Turner (Managing Director at Airskill)

    • David Lee (Service Manager at Centigrade Services)

    • David Gaunt (Managing Director at Turner Engineering)

    • Graham Boyle (Portfolio Manager - South Metropolitan TAFE)

    • Simon Stanning (R & AC Lecturer - South Metropolitan TAFE)

Our trustees are:

Kim Cramer

Lindsay Turner

Ian Wooten

Andrew Ford

Our board members are all very busy professionals and correspondence and business are usually conducted by email and telephone. The board meets twice annually, with the annual general meeting typically held in October each year.

Get In Touch

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.