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Contact Us Today! ACRA - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy ACRA - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy

•  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology One (Basic)

•  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Two (Intermediate)

•  Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology Three
   (Intermediate / Advanced)

•  Diploma in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (Technology Four)

•  Electrical One (Basic)

•  Electrical Two (Intermediate)

•  Electrical Three (Advanced)

•  Installation, Maintenance & Repair of Split, Console & Window    Units

•  Basic Automotive Air Conditioning

•  Scaffolding (Including Usage, Erection & Inspection)

 BMS Control Systems

Refrigeration Pipework Installations

•  Polyethylene/Aluminium Composite Plastic Refrigerant Tubing

•  Drain Piping for HVAC&R

•  Steel Piping Installation (pertaining to HVAC&R industry)

•  Duct Work Installation

•  Duct Work Manufacturing

•  Pipe Grooving Course

•  Evaporative Cooling Installation/Commissioning

•  Evaporative Cooling Sizing/System Selection/Design Aspects

•  Pipework

•  Welding, Brazing & Cutting

•  Hydrocarbon Safety Course (Domestic, Light Commercial    Refrigeration)

•  Domestic Refrigeration

•  First Aid Level 1

•  First Aid Level 2 & 3

•  Fire Fighting

•  merSETA Apprenticeship - Refrigeration Mechanic (Industrial &    Commercial)

•  merSETA Learnership - National Certificate in Air Conditioning,    Refrigeration & Ventilation Level 2, 3 & 4

•  SAQCC/SARACCA Authorised Refrigeration Practitioner Course
   (Safe Handling)

•  SAQCC/SARACCA Authorised Refrigeration Practitioner

•  Trade Test Preparation – Refrigeration Mechanic

•  Trade Test Assessment – Refrigeration Mechanic

Courses / Skills Programs Available:

Basic / Intermediate

Module Codes:

GW10, GW11, GW12, GW13; HT4; MA1; COM4, COM5, COM7, COM8; AS9; CT1; ACS1, ACS2; FA6, FA7; EV1, EV2 ; RF2, RF6, RF9, RF10, RF11, RF12, RF13, RF14, RF20, RF21; PF1, PF2, PF 3, PF4

Entry Requirements:

ALL candidates must have basic literacy and numeracy.


This course represents all of the fundamental aspects of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by all persons wishing to work in the air conditioning and/or the refrigeration fields. This course forms the foundation and as such it is imperative that all persons complete the course. Technology 2, 3 and the diploma course follow. No previous knowledge or experience is required. The course has a full theory and practical component in our accredited workshops.


Upon successful completion of this course the student will have the understanding of safety procedures, refrigerants, the Vapor Compression Cycle / Basic Thermodynamics. Tooling, Safety,Components and Accessories, Pipework, (Copper, Aluminium, Polyethylene composite), Servicing, Repair and Installation procedures. The student will be able to perform the applicable practical aspects on the job site. The student has the opportunity to further his studies. The range of study progresses through air conditioning and refrigeration to and including large central plants. It is strongly advised that students and companies consider the electrical course and technology 2 course.

Examples of Skills:

Pipe work / evacuation / flaring / swaging/ charging/recovery/ testing/ tools and instruments/ safety/ refrigerants/ refrigerant containers/ basic refrigeration cycle/ fittings/ trade related tools/ refrigerants/ air conditioning and refrigeration components Manifold gauges, Service valves, Operation and setting of expansion devices, setting pressure switches.


10 days, Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:00.

* Johannesburg Branch (Head Office):

Dates 2020:


* KZN Branch (Umbilo):

Dates 2020:


Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology One

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