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.

Course Overview

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.

Recommended Entry Criteria

  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Grade 9
    Second language
    Science and 2 other subjects OR a four subject National Technical Certificate N1
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  • Induction
  • Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Workshop Tools
  • Materials
  • Drawings and Sketches
  • Marking Off
  • Hand Skills
  • Arc Welding
  • Gas Welding
  • Gas Cutting And Heating
  • Basic Lifting Techniques
  • Electrical Testing Instruments
  • Cables
  • AC Machines
  • Fault Finding
  • Keys and Locking Devices
  • Couplings
  • Bearings
  • Thermal Applications
  • Installation Of Machinery
  • Drives
  • Assemblies
  • Refrigeration
  • Condensers And Cooling Towers
  • Evaporators
  • Accessories
  • Pumps
  • Pipe Fittings
  • Fans
  • Compressors
  • Lubrication
  • Insulation (Lagging)
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Code of Practice SANS 10147