Learnership Programme.

A Learnership is a structured learning process for gaining theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the workplace such as: repair, maintenance, installation, manufacturing and ultimately design of the mechanical/electrical systems, which will lead to a qualification registered on the NQF.

It is for a duration of 3 years and upon completion, the candidate will become a fully-fledged trade tested and qualified technician in the Air Conditioning Industry with a NQF Level 4.

The framework for each level:

  • Assistant Mechanics – NQF level 2. Learner has a basic understanding of equipment and can carry out technical work under supervision.
  • Mechanics – NQF Level 3. Learner understands equipment and systems, and can carry out technical work without supervision.
  • Artisans – NQF Level 4. Learner has an advanced understanding of systems and equipment and can work without supervision.
  • Technical/Project Leaders – NQF Level 5. Learner understands system design, selection and engineering as well as management skills.

Programme criteria:

  • Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 16 years up to the age of 35 years of age
  • Duration: 1 year per level minimum. (4 years is the maximum of time for levels 2-4)
  • Qualifications: Grade 9 minimum qualification or an NQF Level 1 qualification
  • Days: Mondays to Fridays. 08:00 – 15:30
  • For more information and training dates: Please contact us
  • Pricing: On request.

Example of courses that would be completed at HVAC training academy in the first year on the Learnership programme: Download here.

For a more in-depth understanding of our Learnership Programme, please click here to download our brochure.

Unit Standards to be achieved based on credits required.

Unit Standards

  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core 116236 Define and explain the principles of thermodynamics and carry out basic calculations involving heat Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Core 116223 Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it applies to employees in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Core 116232 Demonstrate understanding of fundamentals of electricity and its application in air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Core 262177 Explain the basic vapour compression cycle, the components, the handing and storage of refrigerants Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Core 116355 Handle refrigerant containers and transfer refrigerants into service cylinders Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Core 116230 Identify materials, piping, fitting, jointing methods and insulation materials used for air-conditioning and refrigeration installations Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Core 116334 Identify refrigerant containers, explain handling procedures and discuss the use of refrigerants Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Core 116239 Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades Level 2 NQF Level 02 12
Core 116335 Identify, use and maintain refrigeration trade specific tools and instruments Level 2 NQF Level 02 8
Core 116229 Join and install refrigerant piping Level 2 NQF Level 02 9
Core 9322 Work in a team Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Core 116241 Work Safely and use safety equipment when carrying out mechanical or electrical work on air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations Level 2 NQF Level 02 7
Core 116700 Maintain safety in the handling group 1 and 2 refrigerants Level 3 NQF Level 03 9
Fundamental 119463 Access and use information from texts Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 7480 Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 9008 Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 12444 Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Fundamental 119455 Respond to selected literary texts Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 119460 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 7469 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life Level 2 NQF Level 02 2
Fundamental 9007 Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Fundamental 119456 Write/present for a defined context Level 2 NQF Level 02 5
Elective 13202 Apply study and learning techniques Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
Elective 116246 Behave in the proper manner under working conditions Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 116238 Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 116234 Identify and apply fixing methods for piping, ducting and equipment used in the trade of air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation Level 2 NQF Level 02 6
Elective 116233 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 Level 2 NQF Level 02 6
Elective 244564 Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it Level 2 NQF Level 02 2
Elective 9266 Install self propelled transport refrigeration systems Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 116243 Install, connect and maintain electrical cables and conductors as applied in air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations Level 2 NQF Level 02 6
Elective 116245 Perform basic arc welding of metals as applicable to air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations Level 2 NQF Level 02 4
Elective 116244 Sketch and construct electrical circuits applicable to single-phase air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations Level 2 NQF Level 02 9
Elective 116704 Maintain safety in the handling of ammonia refrigerant Level 3 NQF Level 03 9
Elective 261802 Perform maintenance and repair on non-specialised marine refrigerated containers Level 3 NQF Level 03 8
Elective 262161 Set instrumentation and perform inspections on marine refrigerated containers Level 3 NQF Level 03 8

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