Courses

A multi-purpose air-conditioned laboratory which focuses on Hydrocarbon Training

RAETECH Training Centre is a fully accredited (NAMB/QCTO/DHET) training and trade test centre offering learnerships, apprenticeships and adult training in our air conditioning and refrigeration training centre. No:01-QCTO/SDP110522-5431

1. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Part 1

  • Course Name: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Part 1
  • RAETECH Module 1
  • QCTO Module KM 622701000 KM-01; PM01; PM03; PM04; PM06; PM07
  • Entry Requirements: Grade 9 with Basic Literacy and Numeracy
  • Duration: 10 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 11 500.00
  • NQF Level: Level 2

This course covers all the fundamentals of theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by all those wishing to work in the fields of air conditioning and, or refrigeration. This course forms the foundation and as such it is imperative that all persons complete the course.

No previous knowledge or experience is required. Should a student wish to obtain the RAETECH Diploma Modules 1 to 7 The course has a full theory and practical component in our workshops.

Upon successful completion of this course the student will:

  • Understand safety procedures, refrigerants,
  • The Vapor Compression Cycle
  • Basic Thermodynamics.
  • Tooling, Safety,
  • Components and Accessories,
  • Pipework, (Copper, Aluminium)
  • Servicing, Repair, and
  • Installation procedures the student will be able to perform the applicable practical aspects on the job site.

The student can further his studies. The range of study progresses through air conditioning and refrigeration to and including large central plants. It is strongly advised that students and companies consider the electrical course and modules 2 to 7.

Pipe work / evacuation / flaring / swaging / charging /recovery / testing / tools and instruments / safety / refrigerants / refrigerant containers / basic thermodynamics / basic refrigeration cycle / fittings / trade related tools / refrigerants / air conditioning and refrigeration components manifold gauges, service valves, operation and setting of expansion devices, setting pressure switches.

2. Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Part 2

  • Course Name: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Part 2
  • RAETECH Module 1
  • QCTO Module KM 622701000 KM-01; PM01; PM03; PM04; PM06; PM07
  • Entry Requirements: Grade 9 with Basic Literacy and Numeracy
  • Duration: 10 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 11 500.00
  • NQF Level: Level 2
Participants in this course will gain intermediate knowledge and practical skills necessary to work in the air conditioning and/or refrigeration fields. This course forms the second stage and as such is imperative that all persons complete the course.

The course has a full theory and practical component in our accredited workshop.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Comprehend the intermediate aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning.
  • Superheat measurement, setting and the importance there of,
  • sub-cooling,
  • LP and HP Pressure switch setting determination and actual setting on an installation,
  • Basic refrigeration commissioning techniques and procedures.
  • Types of refrigeration systems,
  • Types of air conditioning systems, evaporative coolers, air conditioning components, heating,
  • Critical charging, compressor testing, fault finding.

Students can further their studies. The range of study progresses through air conditioning and refrigeration to and including large central plants.

Fault finding / basic commissioning / procedures on walk in fridges / freezer / air con units / critical charging / humidity / recovery of refrigerants.

3. ELECTRICAL Pertaining to the HVAC & R Trade

  • Course Name: ELECTRICAL pertaining to the HVAC & R Trade
  • RAETECH Module 3
  • QCTO Module 642701000KM-10 / PM-13/ PM-26
  • Entry Requirements: Module 1 including Basic Literacy and Numeracy
  • Duration: 10 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 11 500.00
  • NQF Level: Level 2

All electrical aspects, theory, and skills necessary for working in the refrigeration and air conditioning fields are covered through this course. This course forms the foundation of the electrical aspects and as such it is imperative that all persons complete the course.

Controls courses follow. No previous electrical knowledge is required but module 1 should have been completed. The course has a full theory and practical component in our workshop. The course compliments the Module 1. This course focuses on single and Three phase systems.

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have gained an understanding and practical skills relating to air conditioning and refrigeration electrical systems.
  • Understand Ohm’s Law,
  • Kirchhoff’s Law,
  • Volt, current,
  • resistance, energy,
  • and power,
  • alternating current and
  • direct current, magnetic fields and flux,
  • power generation,
  • conductors, components,
  • accessories,
  • symbols, basic electrical layouts,
  • dangers of electricity and potential hazards as well as methods to prevent injuries.

Identify, select and the use of electrical tools and instruments. Identify, test, and connect electrical conductors (jointing, installation, and termination methods) Install trunking. Read and interpret diagrams. Maintain electrical systems including controls, components, accessories, motors, and panels.

Electrically isolation, maintenance procedures of electrical panels and switch gear, components and conductors paying attention to lose connections.

4. Controls pertaining to Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

  • Course Name: Controls pertaining to Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Entry Requirements: Modules1,2 & 3 including Basic Literacy and Numeracy
  • Duration: 10 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • RAETECH Module 4
  • QCTO Module 62701000-KM-28 / KM40 / PM23 / PM26
  • Cost: R 5 550.00
  • NQF Level: Level 4
The course covers the intermediate of the Control theory and practical skills required of all persons wishing to work in the air conditioning and/or refrigeration industries. The course has a full theory and practical component in our workshop.

The course compliments the Module 1,2 and 3.

Upon successful completion of this course the student will have:

  • The understanding and the practical skills pertaining to the interpretation of single-phase Control circuits wiring diagrams, the wiring of control panels, electrical motors, and starters Single and Three phase applicable to air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
  • Inspection and maintenance of electrical panels, electrical motors, starter panels and circuits. Fault-finding and repairing single and three phase electrical panels, electrical motors, starter panels and circuits. Construction of single and three phase electrical motors, starter circuits.
  • Operation and testing of electrical motors.
Connect basic controls, components, accessories, and motors with the appropriate wiring/conductors. Test operation of the circuit and electrical components in the system and take corrective action if needed. Identify electrical controls, components, accessories, and motors from drawings. Construct complete electrical system including controls, components, accessories, motors, and panel with the correctly identified cabling/conductors. Fault-find electrical circuits and equipment in the air conditioning and/or the refrigeration fields. (Single and three phase) Test and connect electrical motors (Single and three phase).

5. Mechanical in HVAC &R

  • Course Name: Mechanical in HVAC &R
  • RAETECH Module: 5
  • QCTO Module 642701000 – KM-06/ KM-12/ KM-13/ KM-16/ PM-8 /PM13
  • Entry Requirements: Completion 1,2,3 & 4 Including Basic Literacy and Numeracy
  • Duration: 10 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 11 500.00
  • NQF Level: Level 3

On successful completion of this course the student will have:

  • The necessary knowledge and practical skills to perform more of the advanced mechanical aspects of the trade related to central plants / ducted / indirect systems.
  • Chillers, air delivery systems, filtration, water reticulation systems form the core of this course.
  • This course is the fifth phase of the RAETECH Diploma course but may be used alone ending at this level.

Central and industrial air conditioning systems, maintenance schedules, air distribution equipment, air cleaning equipment and filtration, lubrication, water reticulation equipment, ventilation and ventilation rate determination and measurement, airflow measurement, heating, basic psychrometric’ s and variable volume systems, water treatment methodology and systems.

Air flow balancing, ventilation rates, developing and applying maintenance schedules, burn out procedures, ventilation rate measurement, air flow measurements, commissioning, lubrication, fans and pumps and basic psychometrics, central plant layouts. servicing/ belt drives tensioning and alignment / couplings / bearings / various systems and their operation and application / controls and safety devices / vapor barriers.

6. Service Procedure in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (RAETECH Diploma Section)

  • Course Name: Service Procedure in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (RAETECH Diploma Section)
  • RAETECH Module: 6
  • QCTO Module 642701000-KM-12 / KM-13 / PM-20 /PM-27 / PM-31
  • Entry Requirements: Completion of modules 1, 2, 3,4,5 & 6.
  • Duration: 10 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 10 920.00
  • NQF Level: Level 4

In this course, we cover the advanced aspects of air conditioning and refrigeration, including the central plant and air conditioning in depth. This course will enable the student to perform retrofitting work, conduct heat load calculations for estimating and installation purposes, ventilation rate calculations for commercial and industrial applications, calculation of system performance, capacity, advanced fault finding, psychrometric’ s and Mollier (Pressure / enthalpy) diagrams.

Upon successful completion of this course the student will have:

  • The understanding and skills to determine a systems operating parameter from a pressure enthalpy diagram,
  • calculation of plant capacities, C.O.P.EER EESER
  • compressor efficiency, mass flow, heat rejection, confirmation of superheat and sub-cooling etc.
  • In addition: fault finding using a pressure enthalpy chart, heat load calculations for air conditioning and refrigeration applications, the retrofitting process,
  • psychometrics.

This is an in-depth course the level is with-in the artisans / technician’s scope of work. This is specifically aimed at persons wishing to have an in depth understanding of the trade.

Central plant air conditioning / advanced fault finding using Mollier diagrams / heat load calculations. Psychometrics, air flow rates and balancing, determination and calculation of ventilation rates, air changes per hour/ humidity/ maintenance schedules / evaporative cooling sizing and design.

Properties of air, humidification, calculations involving heat & mass transfer. Air flow measurements, air changes, flow rates, duct balancing, define operating parameters, refrigerant blends/temperature glide, operational faults & remedial action.

Detailed practical Mollier chart application, determination of plant capacity, C.O.P.EER, EESER. Compression ratios, super heat & sub cooling, mass flow and fault finding.

7. ARC Welding, Brazing & Cutting, copper to copper, Oxy/Acetylene1

  • Course Name: ARC Welding, Brazing & Cutting, copper to copper, Oxy/Acetylene1
  • RAETECH Module 7
  • QCTO Module 642701000-KM-07/KM-23/PM-06/PM-07
  • Entry Requirements: Basic Literacy and Numeracy
  • Duration: 5 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 5500.00
  • NQF Level 2 & 3

Typically for candidates working on general welding i.e., brackets/condenser brackets. Perform basic arc welding, brazing of copper to copper, copper to brass and use of the cutting torch. Selecting and checking welding equipment and consumables. Operating welding equipment. Applying safety equipment and procedures. Ensuring suitability and strength of weld. Electric arc/C02 welding available.

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

  • To interpret job instructions.
  • Identify arc-welding equipment and check it for safety and suitability.
  • Welding consumables are inspected for correct size and suitability.
  • Metals to be welded are inspected for suitability. Things that make metals and/or consumables unsuitable are listed and discussed.
  • Safety equipment and procedures required are listed and discussed. Arc-weld metals.
  • Metals to be welded are prepared for welding process. Work area is inspected for fire hazard, secured, and made safe.
  • Appropriate welding process is applied. Weld is cleaned using correct procedure.
  • Consequences of using wrong power setting or wrong consumables are listed and explained.
  • Correct and all safety equipment is used.
  • Apply quality checks on completed weld and correct if necessary.
  • Visual check is conducted to ensure quality weld. Weld is checked for strength.
  • Workpiece is checked for compliance with job sheet. Improper welded sections are made good.

Arc welding, brazing, cutting, electric arc, C02 welding, copper to copper, oxy/acetylene, and aluminium welding.

8. Domestic and Light Commercial Refrigeration Serviceman

  • Course Name: Domestic and Light Commercial Refrigeration Serviceman
  • RAETECH Module 8
  • Entry Requirements: Basic Literacy and Numeracy
  • QCTO Module 642701000 KM-01/ KM-04 / KM06 / PM-16 /
  • Duration: 5 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 5460.00
A Domestic and Light Commercial Refrigeration Serviceman services, fault finds commissions and repairs domestic and light commercial refrigeration units. Introduction to Unitary Airconditioning Units.

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

  • Review of basics in refrigeration (DR)
  • Applicable Standards
  • Flammable refrigerants in domestic refrigeration
  • DR functional principles
  • Generic design of fridges and freezers
  • Servicing matters DR
  • Electrical circuit diagnostics
  • Refrigerant handling and DR system commissioning
Do any repair and fault finding on Domestic Refrigeration Fridges and Freezers and other smaller cooling equipment. Do basic Service work on Unitary AC Units.

9. SAQCC / SARACCA Authorised Gas Practitioner Course – Safe Handling of Refrigerants – F Gasses

  • Course Name: Safe Handling of Refrigerants – F Gasses
  • Module KM642701000, KM01, KM02, KM09, PM01, PM03, PM04, PM05, WM1
  • Unit Standard 116223, 116334, 116355, 116700, 116468
  • Entry Requirements: Basic Literacy and Numeracy and Module 1 Advisable
  • Duration: 5 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 5 450.00
Training and assessment to comply with the legal requirements of the OHS Act. Pressure Equipment Regulation (Clause 17-18) July 2009 No. 85 of 1993.
On successful completion of this course the student will be able:

  • This course, required by law enables persons to register as an authorised person in the relevant categories with SARACCA.
The candidate will understand the Safety and Legal aspects with regards to the Pressure Vessel Regulation

Price Excludes:

SARACCA Reg. fee of R 2 530.00 incl. vat payable directly towards SARACCA. All information on registration is available on: www.saracca.co.za

For the License Card via SARACCA – 2 colour id photos, certified copy of id, Copies of relevant Certificates/Qualification, certified copy of RAETECH 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 www.saqccgas.co.za

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.

10. SAQCC / SARACCA Authorised Gas Practitioner Course – Safe Handling of Refrigerants – F Gasses – Renewal

  • Course Name: Safe Handling of Refrigerants – F Gasses – Renewal
  • Module KM642701000, KM01, KM02, KM09, PM01, PM03, PM04, PM05, WM1
  • Unit Standard 116223, 116334, 116355, 116700, 116468
  • Entry Requirements: Valid or expired SARACCA Safe Handling of Refrigerant License. Not Longer than then 6 months expired.
  • Duration: 2 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 2 450.00
Training and assessment to comply with the legal requirements of the OHS Act. Pressure Equipment Regulation (Clause 17-18) July 2009 No. 85 of 1993.
On successful completion of this course the student will be able to work on:

  • This course, required by law enables persons to register as an authorised person in the relevant categories with SARACCA.
The candidate will understand the Safety and Legal aspects with regards to the Pressure Vessel Regulation

Price Excludes:

SARACCA Reg. fee of R 2 530.00 incl. vat payable directly towards SARACCA. All information on registration is available on: www.saracca.co.za

For the License Card via SARACCA – 2 colour id photos, certified copy of id, Copies of relevant Certificates/Qualification, certified copy of RAETECH 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 www.saqccgas.co.za

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.

11. SAQCC / SARACCA Authorised Gas Practitioner Course – Safe Handling of Refrigerants – Ammonia

  • Course Name: Safe Handling of Refrigerants – Ammonia
  • Module KM642701000, KM01, KM02, KM09, PM01, PM03, PM04, PM05, WM1
  • Unit Standard 116223, 116334, 116355, 116700, 116468
  • Entry Requirements: Basic Literacy and Numeracy and Module 1 Advisable
  • Duration: 5 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 6 200.00 excl. VAT

Training and assessment to comply with the legal requirements of the OHS Act. Pressure Equipment Regulation (Clause 17-18) July 2009 No. 85 of 1993.

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

  • This course, required by law enables persons to register as an authorised person in the relevant categories with SARACCA.

The candidate will understand the Safety and Legal aspects with regards to the Pressure Vessel Regulation

Price Excludes:

SARACCA Reg. fee of R 2 530.00 incl. vat payable directly towards SARACCA. All information on registration is available on: www.saracca.co.za

For the License Card via SARACCA – 2 colour id photos, certified copy of id, Copies of relevant Certificates/Qualification, certified copy of RAETECH 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 www.saqccgas.co.za

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.

12. SAQCC / SARACCA Authorised Gas Practitioner Course – Safe Handling of Refrigerants – Ammonia – Renewal

  • Course Name: Safe Handling of Refrigerants – Ammonia – Renewal
  • Module KM642701000, KM01, KM02, KM09, PM01, PM03, PM04, PM05, WM1
  • Unit Standard 116223, 116334, 116355, 116700, 116468
  • Entry Requirements: Valid or expired SARACCA Safe Handling of Refrigerant License. Not Longer than then 6 months expired.
  • Duration: 2 days – Monday – Friday 08h00 until 15h30
  • Cost: R 3 635.15 excl. VAT

Training and assessment to comply with the legal requirements of the OHS Act. Pressure Equipment Regulation (Clause 17-18) July 2009 No. 85 of 1993.

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

  • This course, required by law enables persons to register as an authorised person in the relevant categories with SARACCA.

The candidate will understand the Safety and Legal aspects with regards to the Pressure Vessel Regulation

Price Excludes:

SARACCA Reg. fee of R 2 530.00 incl. vat payable directly towards SARACCA. All information on registration is available on: www.saracca.co.za

For the License Card via SARACCA – 2 colour id photos, certified copy of id, Copies of relevant Certificates/Qualification, certified copy of RAETECH 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 www.saqccgas.co.za

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.