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The purpose of this qualification is to train the learner to operate and qualify as a Refrigeration Mechanic artisans. The Refrigeration Mechanic installs, commissions, services, maintains, overhauls, repairs and troubleshoots refrigeration systems in accordance to customer’s requirements, industry and national standards in compliance with relevant national Legislation.
The learners will attend institutionalised training at our centres which are situated in Cape Town, and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). The course is broken up into three sessions of 8 weeks per year over a period of three years. In year 1 they will focus on Hand skills and tools, the introduction to the refrigeration Industry understanding thermodynamics the basic vapour compression cycle and Joining and installation of refrigerant piping.
In year 2 they focus on all components and equipment used in the Refrigeration Industry and the electrical circuitry as used in the refrigeration Industry.
Then in year 3 they will focus on keys and locking devices, bearings, Commissioning the Cold and freezer rooms and mechanical and electrical fault finding of the plants.