African academy

Draughting A Better Future!

African Academy takes a hands-on, practical approach to training our students and preparing them for real-world challenges.

Broaden Your Opportunities with Accredited Draughting Courses

African Academy is one of Africa’s most reputable draughting academies and private technical colleges. It was born out of the need to fill South Africa’s dire shortage in employment and to develop well-trained and highly skilled draughtspersons.

We have been operating for close to three decades, taking a hands-on, practical approach to training our students and preparing them for real-world challenges. Our draughting courses are all-encompassing, covering civil, electrical, and mechanical fields, and homing in on niche skills such as Structural Steelwork Detailing, Architectural Technology, and Piping Draughting.

We pride ourselves in our excellent pass and placement rates, which have both remained at 80% for over two decades. It is our aim to produce high calibre graduates, which is why we are governed by a Board of Directors, an Academic Board, and an Industry Board, to ensure that high standards are met.

80% Pass Rates

80% Placement Rates

2022 Applications are Now Open

Our 2022 applications are now open. Students can now apply for their chosen course. Please note that application dates vary according to your course, and kindly keep in mind that you have to qualify for admission before applying.

Application Dates:

Engineering: 22 March 2022
Project Management: 22 March 2022
Architectural Technology: 22 March 2022

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Come Say Hi!

Our 2022 applications are now open. Students can now apply for their chosen course. Please note that application dates vary according to your course, and kindly keep in mind that you have to qualify for admission before applying.

Upcoming Open Days:

Date:  27 November 2021
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Venue: 15 Reservoir Road, Boksburg East Industrial, Gauteng.

Email: Please email Heidi for any enquiries you may have.

Our Classes

We cater to all kinds of students with different lifestyles and different study needs by offering night classes, e-learning/online classes (for select courses), and part-time study options (for select courses).

Technical Training

We offer our student quality learnerships, where they can get practical, hands-on training and experience in the work world.

Career Opportunities

Career
Duration of Study
Earning Potential
Piping Draughtsperson
x No of Years
500K per year
Mechanical Draughter
x No of Years
203K per year
Civil Engineering Draughter
6 months (N2-N3)
186K per year
Architectural Draughtsman
x No of Years
164K per year
Electrical Draughtsman
x No of Years
372K per year
Structural Draughtsman
x No of Years
255K per year
Draughtsperson with Project Management
x No of Years
217K per year
Architectural Technologist
x No of Years
455K per year

Success Stories

SUCCESS STORY

BLAYNE FERGUSON

From a young age I had always had a passion for drawing, and that passion never died. When entering the later years of high school, I was always perturbed by the question of what I was going to study once I left school. After many months of pondering I decided to follow my dream.

What Our Students Have to Say

Our Courses

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SAQA Accredited

African Academy have SAQA accreditation (South African Qualifications Authority). This ensures that all our qualifications offered are fully verified and accepted nationwide.

FAQ

Answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Vary according to course taken.

Varies according to chosen course but x is general admission requirement.

Need to qualify for admission before registering.

Campus in JHB, online option for select courses.

Our Sponsors

African Academy have SAQA accreditation (South African Qualifications Authority).
This ensures that all our qualifications offered are fully verified and accepted nationwide.

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