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HVAC Technical Training NQF 4

Jobshop Project Learnership Programme

Course Overview

This qualification provides the learners with the skills required to service, repair and operate the systems and equipment for air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation; and additionally, the knowledge to supervise work teams.

National Certificate
Further Education and Training Certificate: Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration.
NQF Level
12 Months
Mechanical / Electrical Equipment
Accredited Seta
Entry Requirement
  • NQF Level 3
Course Component
Credit Structure
  • Fundamental Component (Compulsory) –   56 Credits
  • Core Component (Compulsory) – 64 Credits
  • Elective Component (Open/Sum of) – 32 Credits
  • Total Course Credits – 152 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 (56 Credits):

  • Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts.
  • Interpret a variety of literary texts.
  • Interpret and use information from texts.
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
  • Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems.
  • Evaluate literary texts.
  • Make and motivate judgements on selected literary texts.
  • Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts.
  • Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts.
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues.

Core Component Unit Modules (64 Credits):

  • Carry out elementary airflow measurements and calculations.
  • Complete feasibility and commissioning reports.
  • Determine, define and evaluate operating parameters of a refrigeration system.
  • Fault find, repair and maintain AC motors, circuitry and controls as applied to air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations.
  • Inspect and maintain electrical control panels and circuitry as used for air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations.
  • Sketch and construct three-phase circuits as used in air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act applicable to technicians employed in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries.
  • Diagnose operational faults in refrigeration systems and take remedial action or propose corrective action.
  • Interpret the effect of operating conditions on components, safety and control devices.
  • Supervise workers at levels 2 and 3.
  • Understand, implement, maintain and monitor general quality standards within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries.

Elective Component Unit Modules (32 Credits):

  • Determine the properties of air from a psychometric chart and carry out basic calculation involving heat and mass transfer.
  • Handle and place in position equipment used within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries.
  • Install eutectic and multi compartment transport refrigeration systems.
  • Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work.
  • List the commonly applied air-conditioning systems, state their application and explain their operation.
  • Maintain safety in the handling of ammonia refrigerant.
  • Collect and use data to establish complex statistical and probability models and solve related problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of logic controllers as used in air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation applications.
  • Perform maintenance and repair on specialised marine refrigerated containers and generator sets.
  • Repair and overhaul air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment.
  • Service a refrigeration system and set it in operation.
  • Write a technical report.
  • Inspect and evaluate the conformance of air-conditioning and refrigeration pressure equipment.

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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