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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:

Electric Arc, CO2, Copper to Copper, Oxy/Acetylene and Aluminium Welding

Module Codes:

SF3; AO1, AO2, AO3, AO4; GC1, GC2, GC3; TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4


Typically for candidates working on general welding i.e. brackets, condenser brackets. Perform basic arc welding, brazing of copper to copper, copper to brass and use of the cutting torch. Selecting and checking welding equipment and consumables. Operating welding equipment. Applying safety equipment and procedures. Ensuring suitability and strength of weld. Electric arc/CO2 and aluminium welding available.


On successful completion of this course the student will be able to Job instructions are obtained and interpreted. Identify arc-welding equipment and check it for safety and suitability. Welding consumables are inspected for correct size and suitability. Metals to be welded are inspected for suitability. Things that make metals and/or consumables unsuitable are listed and discussed. Safety equipment and procedures required are listed and discussed. Arc-weld metals. Metals to be welded are prepared for welding process. Work area is inspected for fire hazard, secured and made safe. Appropriate welding process is applied. Weld is cleaned using correct procedure. Consequences of using wrong power setting or wrong consumables are listed and explained. Correct and all safety equipment is used. Apply quality checks on completed weld and correct if necessary. Visual check is conducted to ensure quality weld. Weld is checked for strength. Work-piece is checked for compliance with job sheet. Improper welded sections are made good. 

Example of Skills:

Arc welding, brazing, cutting, electric arc, CO2 welding, copper to copper, oxy/acetylene and aluminium welding.


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

Dates 2020:


* KZN Branch (Umbilo):

Dates 2020:


Welding, Brazing & Cutting

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