Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy
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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology One (Basic)

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.


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

Johannesburg Branch (Head Office):

Dates 2020:

  • 27 Jul – 07 Aug 2020
  • 24 Aug – 04 Sep 2020
  • 19 Oct – 30 Oct 2020
  • 2 Nov – 12 Nov 2020
  • 30 Nov – 11 Dec 2020


  • R 12994,78 excl. VAT (2020)

KZN Branch (Umbilo):

Dates 2020:

  • 13 Jul – 24 Jul 2020
  • 14 Sep – 25 Sep 2020
  • 09  Nov – 20 Nov 2020


  • R 12994,78 excl. VAT (2020)

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.