Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Academy
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Vehicular Air Conditioning (Automotive and Earthmoving / Mining Equipment)


Anyone interested to start working on vehicular air conditioning as well as the following industries:

Automotive Industries / Car Manufacturers / Rail / Mining / Construction / heavy Earthmoving equipment as well as their sub-contractors, Panel Beaters, Insurance Industry Assessor, Fitment Centre’s.


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

Be competent to use basic tools and procedures applicable to vehicular 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, 16 gauge pressure, absolute pressure, effect of pressure on boiling point of liquid, mechanical refrigeration cycle. Apply leak testing methods.
Identify components and explain vehicular components and their function thereof. Ie. Compressor condenser / evaporation / receiver drier / accumulator / orifice tube / expansion valve.

Example of Skills:

Repairs and maintenance including evacuation, leak testing, charging, commissioning, safety aspects, common faults and components and accessories as required for vehicular and mobile air conditioning systems.


10 days, Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:30.

Johannesburg Branch (Head Office):

Cost (2022)

R 13 826,09 excl. vat

R 15 900,00 incl. vat

Available Dates 2022:

  • 07 Mar – 18 Mar 2022             
  • 09 May – 20 May 2022            
  • 11 Jul – 22 Jul 2022                                       
  • 10 Oct – 21 Oct 2022
  • 05 Dec – 15 Dec 2022

Price Excludes:

Saracca Reg. fee of R 2 530.00 incl. vat payable directly towards SARACCA. On successful completion of the course the candidate has to apply for the License Card via SARACCA 2 colour id photos, certified copy of id, certified copy of Acra Certificate and Trade Test Certificate (if applicable) should be attached to the application / emailed to SARACCA. Candidates who apply for the license card will also be registered on the website
On successful completion of the course if the candidate does not apply for the Safe Handling Card within 6 months from successful completion of course – the candidate will have to redo the training.

Remember to Bring:

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

  • 2 colour Identity photographs
  • A copy of Identity Document

KZN Branch (Umbilo):

Dates 2022:

  • Dates available on request