Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy
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Basic Automotive Air Conditioning

Automotive Safe Handling Training, Assessment and Certification

Entry Requirements:

ABET Level 4 (Read and Write)


Anyone interested in working on automotive air conditioners as well as in the industries: Auto Industries, Car Manufacturers, Mining as well as their sub-contractors, Panel Beaters, Insurance Industry Assessor and Fitment Centres.


On completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Be competent to use basic tools and procedures applicable to automotive air-conditioning.
  • Understand principles of refrigeration, heat and unit used to express heat, specific heat, methods of heat transfer, latent and sensible heat, heat of compression, thermometers and their scales, atmospheric pressure, gauge pressure, absolute pressure, effect of pressure on boiling point of liquid, mechanical refrigeration cycle.
  • Leak testing apply leak testing methods.
  • Components – identify and explain automotive components and their function thereof, ie. Compressor, condenser, evaporation, receiver drier, accumulator, orifice tube and expansion valve.

Example of Skills:

Repairs and maintenance, as required.


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

Price Excludes:

SARACCA Registration fee of R2,530.00 incl. VAT payable directly to SARACCA.

Remember to Bring:

The following must accompany all students on the first day of training:

  • 2 colour Identity photographs
  • A copy of Identity Document

Johannesburg Branch (Head Office):

Dates 2020:

  • 20 Jul – 24 Jul 2020
  • 17 Aug – 21 Aug 2020
  • 14 Sep – 18 Sep 2020
  • 12 Oct – 16 Oct 2020
  • 16 Nov – 20 Nov 2020
  • 07 Dec – 11 Dec 2020


  • R 6,497.39  excl. VAT (2020)

KZN Branch (Umbilo):

Dates 2020:

  • Available on Request


  • R 6,497.39  excl. VAT (2020)