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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
65489  National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  122  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
48963  National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  186  Complete 

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
103277  Occupational Certificate: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  641  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

The air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry provides a service to many sectors of the country`s economy such as food processing and warehousing; food transportation, distribution and retailing; deep level mining and industrial process; high rise and retail property; specialized medical care; automotive and mass transport; tourism and hospitality.

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.

The current rate of urban development, the advance in technology and development of tourism creates an ever-increasing demand for air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment and systems and therefore a corresponding demand for technicians to repair, maintain, install and manufacture such equipment and systems.

The technical skills required for this purpose are scarce and there is a growing demand for technicians skilled in the mechanical, electrical and thermal sciences. These qualifications are ideally suited to school-leavers (male and female) who have an interest in the engineering sciences and have practical skills. This series of qualifications also equips the learner with entrepreneurial skills which would lead to self employment in the SMME field (Most businesses in the field of air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation are in fact SMME`s).

South African trained technicians are the obvious choice for work in this field, in many African countries. We also see an untapped potential for work and learning in this field, in many parts of Africa.

This qualification specifically suits learners who have an interest in science and mathematics as well as manual dexterity (ability to use tools) and a consciousness of personal and environmental safety. It is also suitable for workers who have some practical and technical experience working in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry but lack the formal learning required in the qualification and who have a level to competence equivalent of the NQF Level 2 qualification in air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation as determined in formal assessment by an assessor who meets the criteria for the registration of assessors.

To achieve competence in this qualification the learner must be able to:
  • Use verbal and written practices to communicate in the workplace and apply mathematical processes to solve everyday numerical problems.
  • Read and interpret drawings and diagrams related to his work as per industry standards.
  • Use power tools, equipment and instruments, accurately and safely according to standard operating procedures.
  • Adhere to health and safety regulations during installation, connection and maintenance of electrical cables and conductors in accordance with industry standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of the vapour compression refrigeration system and its components, electrical and control devices and be able to repair/replace parts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant layout and components drawings, sketches and specifications.

    Rationale:

    Air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation are subfields of specialized engineering which account for the design, manufacture, installation, maintenance, and repair of systems which provide artificial cooling for the environment to improve comfort and productivity and the processing and preservation of foodstuffs. The development of the urban lifestyle with its concentration of population into centralized areas, the food chain from producer to consumer as well as the working environment and medical care would not be possible without these specialized engineering services.

    This is the second qualification in a series of qualifications which will lead to a learner acquiring all the skills required to work in the industry in the repair, maintenance, installation, manufacture and ultimately design of the mechanical/electrical systems which provide temperature control for environmental or process needs.

    The following represents a learning progression path:
  • Assistant Mechanic, at NQF Level 2: Technical competence - Has a basic understanding of equipment and is able to carry out technical work under supervision.
  • Mechanic, at NQF Level 3: Technical competence - Has a knowledge of equipment and systems and is able to carry out technical work without supervision.
  • Artisan, at NQF Level 4: Technical competence - Has an advanced knowledge of systems and equipment and is able to work without supervision and to supervise a team.
  • Technician/Project Leader, at NQF Level 5: Has knowledge of system design, selection and engineering and has management skills.

    The learner will be required to reach competence in the advanced skills of the use of tools of the trade, practice of workplace safety, repair of mechanical and electrical plant faults, installation and dismantling of plants, reading and interpretation of drawings and diagrams. He will be required to work in a team and communicate at all levels in the workplace.

    There are many applications of air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation which relate directly to the tourism and hospitality industry:
  • Air conditioning of hotels, restaurants and recreation areas.
  • Air conditioning of luxury buses, automobiles and other transport modes.
  • Refrigeration related to the food chain (producers, processors, warehouses, transport, retailing).

    Relevant future socio-economic developments, for example, the increase in level of tourism will create further demand for the services of trained technicians to install, service and repair cooling equipment at all skills levels. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes that the candidate has already achieved one of more of the following:
  • Communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2 or an equivalent.
  • ID 65449: National Certificate in Air conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation at NQF Level 2, and or an equivalent.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    Whether a candidate attends formal courses or acquires the required skills through informal means, the same standards apply as per the matrix of unit standards. The qualification and the standards have been written in such a way that the learning has to be assessed in an integrated way. Assessors will assess evidence to establish what the learners know and can do. Such evidence may be gathered through course related activities and/or through work related activities. In cases where candidates do not attend formal courses, assessors should seek work related evidence as far as possible.

    Where courses are provided for learners, institutions can use the unit standards and this qualification to assess learning achievements.

    For candidates who are not able to achieve the outcomes, providers can then use the standards and qualifications to determine a specific learning programme to suit the candidates learning needs. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental component: 36 credits as expressed by the following:
  • Communication: 20 credits at the level of the qualification.
  • Mathematical Literacy: 16 credits at the level of the qualification.

    Core component: 67 credits.

    A minimum total of 19 credits is required in the elective component. For this qualification, learners are required to include Unit Standards 116720, 9532 and 9533 in this combination. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Use verbal and written practices to communicate in the workplace and apply mathematical processes to solve everyday numerical problems.

    2. Read and interpret drawings and diagrams related to his work as per industry standards.

    3. Use power tools, equipment and instruments, accurately and safely according to standard operating procedures.

    4. Adhere to health and safety regulations during installation, connection and maintenance of electrical cables and conductors in accordance with industry standards.

    5. Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of the vapour compression refrigeration system and its components, electrical and control devices.

    6. Demonstrate knowledge of air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant layout and components drawings, sketches and specifications.

    Critical Cross-field outcomes:

    This Qualification addresses the following Critical-Cross Field Outcomes:

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using thinking have been made when:
  • Identifying, using and maintaining power tools, equipment and instruments in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry.
  • Installing, connecting and maintaining electrical cables.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community when:
  • Constructing electrical circuits applicable to single-phase air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations.
  • Dismantling and assembling air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Identifying power tools, equipments and instruments.
  • Sketching and constructing electrical circuits applicable to a single phase air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations.

    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Explaining the operation of control devices.
  • Describing the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant layout.

    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Analysing refrigeration sample oil and demonstrate how oil indicate the general condition of a refrigeration system.
  • Constructing single-phase electrical circuits.
  • Analysing the nature of the electrical or mechanical fault is identified.

    Demonstrate understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing the complex and dynamic nature of the various systems, system components and the inter-relationships that exist between systems when:
  • Interpreting air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant layout and component drawings, sketches and specifications.
  • Handling refrigerants (groups 1 and 2) responsibly. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1 Information from texts, reports and standard operating procedures is identified and applied to explain the operation of control devices.
    1.2 Information from texts, reports and standard operating procedures is applied to explain the refrigeration cycle and plant layout.
    1.3 Information from texts, reports and standard operating procedures is used to explain the plant layout, components, sketches and specifications.
    1.4 Information from texts, reports and standard operating procedures is applied to explain faults associated with air-conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation industries.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 The use of drawings, diagrams and specifications as a means of conveying detail instructions is explained.
    2.2 On-Off control devices are identified from diagrams and their use in the air-conditioning, refrigeration industry is explained.
    2.3 Electrical circuits applicable to single-phase air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilations are drawn and explained according to industry standards.
    2.4 Plant layout, its components and sketches is explained according to industry standards.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Relevant power tools, equipment and instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades are identified.
    3.2 Relevant power tools, equipment and instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades are used safely according to standard operating procedures.
    3.3 Relevant power tools, equipment and instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades are maintained in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    3.4 The purpose of power tools and other installation equipment is explained and demonstrated.
    3.5 Sample of refrigeration oils are analysed accurately and explanation is given on how oil can determine the general condition of a refrigeration system.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 The importance of adhering to health and safety requirements is explained in terms of installation, connection and maintenance of electrical cables and conductors within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries.
    4.2 The consequences of non compliance is explained as per industry standards.
    4.3 Legal requirements when handling group 1 refrigerants are adhered to according to South African Bureau of Standards (SABS 0147).
    4.5 Precautions required to ensure the safety of workers and others in the vicinity are explained and demonstrated in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Standards.
    4.6 The responsibility of handling refrigerants (groups 1 and 2) and the consequences of unsafe procedures are explained.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:

    5.1 The concept of vapour compression is explained according to industry standards.
    5.2 The operation of the vapour compression refrigeration system is explained with the aid of block diagram.
    5.3 The relationship between pressure and the temperature of a refrigerant is discussed.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:

    6.1 The air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant layout is interpreted in relation to its components drawings, sketches and specifications.
    6.2 All system components are identified and the function of each explained in relation to the complete process.
    6.3 Typical operating temperatures/pressure parameters are explained in relation to the complete process.
    6.4 Sketches are drawn according to specifications.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment at the level of this qualification will evaluate the learner's capacity to integrate engineering principles, processes and behaviour across a range of workplace domains and thus be able to carry out maintenance, repair and installation work under supervision for the benefit of his employer.

    Integrated assessment must specifically evaluate the learner`s ability to:
  • Understand and apply mathematics literacy, communicate and behave appropriately.
  • Understand and use tools, instruments and equipment safely and purposefully.
  • Understand and apply the engineering principles and safety considerations related to the specific workplace tasks and environment.

    This will require assessment methodologies which will include demonstration, oral and written responses, both summative and formative, and evidence of these in the form of portfolios or projects. The learner must show sufficient evidence of ability to understand engineering principles and responsibility in workplace behaviour and procedures. Such ability may be obtained in a formal learnership, by practice gained in the workplace (RPL) or by a combination of formal learning and practice in the workplace. The assessment must also ensure that learners have achieved the critical outcomes. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    European Union:

    Through the European Federation of National Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Associations (ERA. comprising 21 EU states), there is a move towards the harmonisation of EU refrigeration training and certification.

    This stems from the current lack of a singular reference point in respect of competence levels and a resulting measurement of compliance to EU refrigeration codes. For example, there is an EU legislative requirement (EC842-2006 for F Gas handling) which requires refrigeration workers to achieve certification in the handling of gases. This can be achieved through (City & Guild 2078) or CITB. The handling of ammonia is dealt with at Level 2 and at subsequent levels in our system.

    Great Britain:
  • Equivalent qualifications to the South African Qualifications in Britain include the 6087 series, that is, Level 2: Small commercial air conditioning systems below 10kw, Level 3: Commercial and industrial non ammonia refrigeration systems above 10kw, Level 3: Ammonia refrigeration system.
  • South African, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation qualifications at NQF Levels 2-4 are equivalent to the expansive NVQ (UK) and SVQ's (Scottish) Levels1, 2 ,3 and some elements of their Level 4.

    On the other hand, the City and Guilds equivalents are found in the following range: 207- Level 2 (refrigeration and air conditioning craft certificate); 207- Level 3 refrigeration and air conditioning advanced certificate and 257 technician certificate).

    Commonalities between the SA (NQF Level 2, 3 and 4) and UK Qualifications 6087 NVQ in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Levels 2, 3 and 4) are as follows:

    The core competence areas under which there is commonality across the four levels are from simple to complex systems, as follows:
  • People skills range: Maintaining effective work relationships, diversity and supervision.
  • Safety and compliance range: Health, safety and regulatory requirements in respect of national, international codes of practice and applicable legislation.
  • Commissioning and decommissioning of refrigeration and air conditioning systems:
    > Range: Planning and factoring of tools, requirements, process and use.
  • Service and repair: Installation, maintenance, diagnosis and fault finding.

    In both jurisdictions the various levels have the following similarities:
  • Level 2: Basic safety, the handling of ammonia and the installation of simple systems.
  • Level 3: Relevant safety area, assembling, design and sketching of a complex system.
  • Level 4: Maintenance, fault finding/diagnosis, repair of a complex system, measurements of air flow, supervision, determining evaluation parameters and servicing.

    Operatives:

    The operatives (SA) in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation field are: Assistant mechanic at Level 2, who carries out technical work under supervision; the mechanic (without supervision) at Level 3; the Technician/protect Leader at Level 4 whose role is supervisory and is able to deal with complex systems.

    In the UK Level 2 is for the Trainee, Level 3 is for the craftsperson and Level 4 is for the Specialist/Supervisor and Team leader.

    An example from British Columbia:

    For illustration, we picked a specific Heating, Ventilation an Air-conditioning Technician course from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Canada. In it there is consistency with the SA and UK qualifications in the core/main elements, though with some minor differences of terminology, duration and qualification pegging.
  • Total number of Credits for Qualification; 125 (BCIT), 133 (SAQA).
  • Duration of Qualification; Two (2) years (BCIT).
  • NQF Level; 1-3 (BCIT); 02 (SAQA).

    It is noted that the BCIT qualification has been made up of 3 separate levels of Unit Standards that make up the total Credit of 125. The South African equivalent qualifications have three qualifications that span three levels, that is, Levels 2-4 with credits as follows: (Level 2; 133, Level 3: 122 and Level 4 at 156 credits).

    The Table below illustrates the difference in the BCIT Credit level 1 Unit Standards and South African Qualification Unit standard Level 2 Qualification and their respective Credits.
  • HVAC 1095: Apply Effective Learning Technique, Level 1, 0.5 Credits.
  • HVAC 1100: Apply Trade Safety Practices, Level 1, 2.0 Credits.
  • HVAC 1101: Process Technical Information, Level 1, 2.5 Credits.
  • HVAC 1103: Apply Trade Tools and Fastener, Level 1, 4.0 Credits.
  • HVAC 1104: Apply Fundamental of Refrigeration, Level 1, 8.5 Credits.
  • HVAC 1105: Proper Service Procedures, Level 1, 5.5 Credits.
  • HVAC 1106: Apply Electrical Fundamentals, Level 1, 5.5 Credits.
  • HVAC 1107: Interpret Electrical Diagrams, Level 1, 3.0 Credits.
  • HVAC 1108: Apply Electrical Test Equipment, Level 1, 2.0 Credits.
  • HVAC 1109: Install Electrical Devices, Level 1, 4.0 Credits.
  • HVAC 1111: Install Refrigeration Project, Level 1, 2.0 Credits.
  • HVAC 1112: Prepare for Employment, Level 1, 0.5 Credits.
  • HVAC 1990: Co-op 1, Level 1, 22.0 Credits.

    An example from British Columbia:

    It should be noted that the international standard is arguably set higher than the South African standards based on the reason listed below. A BCIT qualified graduate at level two is expected to be able to Design Refrigeration Systems, Describe Basic HVAC Systems, Air Distribution Arrangement for HVAC, Air Properties and Measurement, Explain HVAC Control Loops, Maintain Heat Pump Systems, whereas our graduate is only expected to demonstrate understanding of the basic understanding of mechanical/technical equipment and carry out technical work and understand principles of Air-Conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation and demonstrate a b. The BCIT graduate would have learned all South African Level 2 core unit standards in his/her Level 1.

    New Zealand:

    South African Level 3 and 4 qualifications compare relatively favourably with those of New Zealand (Level 3: 1415, Level 4:1416; Level 4: 0124; Level 4: 0130). It is noted that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority allows for specialization in the following areas: Automotive Heating etc. Automotive machining, Diesel Fuel injection and Motorsport. The New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) has listed an equivalent qualification as a Heating, Ventilation an Air-conditioning (HVAC) qualification which would be a component of an Engineering Qualification (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Motor Industry Engineering or Building maintenance).

    SADC and beyond:
  • Many SADC countries are still in the early stages of developing their NQF's. Equivalents for the qualifications under review were not found.

    Summary:

    The International comparability exercise has revealed the following:

    New Zealand, Great Britain, and EU qualifications have a number of occupational streams and learning pathways within the domestic, commercial/industrial and auto applications of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It was also observed that the South African air conditioning unit standards within the NQF Level range 2-4 overlaps the international equivalent at Levels 1-6, in the various countries. Other countries make provision for school based vocational education at Level 1 equivalent, for example, the United States of America.

    In line with the international experience, the South African Qualifications seek comply with the requirements of safety, national standards and the handling of dangerous substances. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification allows for both horizontal and vertical articulation.

    Horizontal articulation:

    ID 58862: National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding, at NQF Level 3.

    Vertical articulation:

    ID 50371: National Certificate: Domestic Appliance Repair, at NQF Level 4. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered with the relevant ETQA as an assessor.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines for assessment of that ETQA, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and between various ETQA's (including professional bodies).

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    The options as listed above provide the opportunity to ensure that assessment and moderation can be transparent, affordable, valid reliable and non-discriminatory.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • To be in possession of the relevant qualification.
  • To have sufficient relevant experience.
  • To have the appropriate qualification to assess communication and mathematical literacy. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification replaces qualification 48963, "National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation", Level 3, 189 credits.
  • All credits are at NQF Level 3 and the associated unit standards are shown in the titles matrix annexure.
  • Certain rules of combination of elective credits are applicable, refer to the titles matrix annexure.

    The assessment criteria for each unit standard are to be used by the assessor as the basis for assessment judgments, first in relation to each unit standard, and then in relation to integration at Exit Outcome Level. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  116226  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  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116243  Install, connect and maintain electrical cables and conductors as applied in air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116244  Sketch and construct electrical circuits applicable to single-phase air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116468  Adhere to the legal requirements of SANS 10147 (SABS 0147) standards when handling group 1 refrigerants  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  261819  Apply an understanding of various systems, system components, the actual and the theoretical refrigeration cycle  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116719  Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it affects experienced workers in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116712  Dismantle and assemble air conditioning and refrigeration equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116697  Fault find an air-conditioning, refrigeration or ventilation plant stoppage or failure  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116702  Identify, handle and sample refrigeration oils for analysis, and demonstrate how oil can indicate the general condition of a refrigeration system  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116696  Identify, use and maintain power tools used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116717  Interpret air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plant layout and component drawings, sketches and specifications  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9530  Manage work time effectively  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119458  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119466  Interpret a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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 
    Elective  9266  Install self propelled transport refrigeration systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116703  Check and maintain air-conditioners in vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9532  Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116708  Diagnose and repair air-conditioners in vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116701  Handle and place in position equipment used within the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116707  Identify and apply insulation methods and materials for piping and flat surfaces as applicable to air-conditioning and refrigeration systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116465  Identify and commission modulating control systems as used in air conditioning and refrigeration systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  244589  Identify causes of stress and techniques to manage it in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116718  Identify water reticulation systems, its components, accessories and controls used in air-conditioning and refrigeration installations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116713  Install and service power transmission systems for air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9546  Install externally powered transport refrigeration systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116706  Operate water treatment systems used in air-conditioning and refrigeration installations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116715  Remove, install and service bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116720  Show understanding of diversity in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116705  Supply and fit air conditioners to vehicles  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9533  Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    2. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    3. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    4. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    5. Shukela Training Centre 
    6. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    7. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    8. Wavelength T.T.I 
    9. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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