Gas Practitioner


What is a Gas Practitioner?

Gas Practitioners are in demand!

A Gas Practitioner is a specialised tradesperson.  They are registered with SAPGA and authorised by the SAQCC (Gas) to conduct work in the pipeline natural gas industry.

Qualified Gas Practitioners may work on domestic, commercial or industrial levels. 

They might be found working in one or more of these areas:

  • Design
  • Maintenance
  • Construction
  • Installation
  • Instrumentation
  • Commissioning
  • Inspection

What does a Gas Practitioner do?

  • discusses job with client or project manager
  • assesses what needs to be done/troubleshooting
  • suggests possible solutions
  • carries out the job responsibly (installations, maintenance or repairs)

Are you …?

  • interested in gas/refrigeration/mining/the petroleum industry?
  • responsible?
  • able to deal with stress?
  • hard working?
  • quick thinker?
  • good with your hands?
  • practical?
  • safety conscious?
  • able to work, in some cases, in isolated places?

How do I become a Gas Practitioner?

For more detailed information, contact the following organisations directly:

  • SAPGA: South African Pipeline Gas Association

Offers courses

  • SAQCC:  South African Qualification and Certification Committee for Gas

Has been officially appointed and mandated by the Department of Labour to register gas practitioners, on their behalf, within the following gas industries:

Natural Gas
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Gas
Compressed Gasses

  • LPGSASA:  Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa

Offers courses

  • SARACCA:  South African Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Chemical Engineering Technician … or … Mining Assistant

Is becoming a Gas Practitioner the right career choice for me?