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HVAC Technical Training NQF 3

Jobshop Project Learnership Programme

Course Overview

This qualification provides the learner with the skills required to service, repair, commission and operate mechanical/electrical equipment and systems in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation sub-field in a variety of applications, and to supervise work teams.

National Certificate
Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration.
NQF Level
12 Months
Mechanical / Electrical Equipment
Accredited Seta
Entry Requirement
  • NQF Level 2
Course Component
Credit Structure
  • Fundamental Component (Compulsory) –   36 Credits
  • Core Component (Compulsory) – 20 Credits
  • Elective Component (Open/Sum of) – 16 Credits
  • Total Course Credits – 72 Credits
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Learners are RPL'd against their proof of practical and theoretical training.
  • Learner does not spend the complete theory training in class
  • Training is not repeated as the learners gained on-job experience.
  • Easy to work towards a trade
Unit Standard Range
  • This unit standard applies to persons performing fault finding on AC (single and three phase) and DC systems.
  • The Unit Standard Range is broken up according to the component structure and credit rating of the course as pertained by SAQA with the three component levels that the learner must complete before attaining their certificate:

Fundamental Component Unit Modules (36 Credits):

  • Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations.
  • Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts.
  • Interpret a variety of literary texts.
  • Interpret and use information from texts.
  • Investigate life and work-related problems using data and probabilities.
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues.

Core Component Unit Modules (20 Credits):

  • Identify and set ON-OFF control devices as used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems, explain their operation and discuss their application and fault finding.
  • Install, connect and maintain electrical cables and conductors as applied in air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations.
  • Sketch and construct electrical circuits applicable to single-phase air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations.
  • Adhere to the legal requirements of SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) standards when handling group 1 refrigerants.
  • Apply an understanding of various systems, system components, the actual and the theoretical refrigeration cycle.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it affects experienced workers in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries.
  • Dismantle and assemble air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
  • Fault find an air-conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation plant stoppage or failure.
  • Identify, handle and sample refrigeration oils for analysis, and demonstrate how oil can indicate the general condition of a refrigeration system.
  • Identify, use and maintain power tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades.
  • Interpret air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant layout and component drawings, sketches and specifications.
  • Manage work time effectively.

Elective Component Unit Modules (16 Credits):

  • Identify and state application of belt drives, couplings, gearboxes and bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants and recognize misaligned, mismatched and worn components.
  • Install self-propelled transport refrigeration systems.
  • Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers.
  • Diagnose and repair air-conditioners in vehicles.
  • Handle and place in position equipment used within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries.
  • Identify and apply insulation methods and materials for piping and flat surfaces as applicable to air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • Identify and commission modulating control systems as used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • Identify causes of stress and techniques to manage it in the workplace.
  • Identify water reticulation systems, its components, accessories and controls used in air-conditioning and refrigeration installations.
  • Install and service power transmission systems for air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment.
  • Install externally powered transport refrigeration systems.
  • Operate water treatment systems used in air-conditioning and refrigeration installations.
  • Remove, install and service bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment.
  • Show understanding of diversity in the workplace.
  • Supply and fit air conditioners to vehicles.
  • Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace.

Learnerships FAQ's

Q: Does the quantity of Learnerships matter when considering B-BBEE points?
A: Yes, to ensure you obtain the maximum points on employed Learnerships but no unemployed learnerships
Q: Do I still get my B-BBEE points if a learner fails or drops out of a programme?
A: If a learner drops out they may be replaced with another learner is found competent. In the unfortunate event of a learner failing, the company will still receive their B-BBEE points.
Q: Is the RPL assessment done through the Jobshop?
A: Yes, The Jobshop project assesses the candidates knowledge and level of expertise.
Q: How many students can the Jobshop accommodate?
A: The Jobshop can accommodate 102 learners in 4 groups theory and 4 groups training at a single time. Training includes HVAC, Electrical, Welding and Hoisting & Rigging.

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