ALL candidates must have basic literacy and numeracy.
This course is the first phase of training in the fields air conditioning and refrigeration. Technology 2, 3 and the diploma course follow. Technology 1 can be used as a stand-alone course. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will have the understanding of the vapor compression cycle / thermo dynamics. The student will be able to perform the basics practically on the job site but has the opportunity to further his studies. The range of study progresses through air conditioning and refrigeration up to and including large central plants. It is strongly advised that students and companies consider the electrical course. This course represents the foundation level and includes a full workshop training component.
Examples of Skills:
Pipe work, evacuation, flaring, swaging, charging, testing, tools and instruments, safety, refrigerants, refrigerant containers, basic refrigeration cycle, fittings, trade related tools, evacuation, air conditioning and refrigeration components, insulation materials and basic procedures.