National N1 – N3 Certificates: Building and Civil Engineering

The N1 to N3 National Certificates in the Building and Civil Engineering programme covers all the trades in Building and Civil-related industries. The Civil Engineer creates large-scale projects such as roads, bridges, railways and all kinds of heavy construction, involved in planning, design, construction and operation. For those who want to be part of upgrading of living standards, a career in Building and Civil Engineering will bring great rewards.

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National N1 – N3 Certificates: Electrical Engineering

The Electrical field of study consists of two main fields, namely Electrical Heavy Current and Electrical Light Current (also known as Electronics). Electricians are involved in the generation, installation, distribution and usage of electricity via electrically-operated equipment, e.g. refrigerator, generators, stoves, heaters including industrial and domestic installations.

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National N1 – N3 Certificates: Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering covers the design, manufacture and maintenance of a wide range of Industrial appliances.
This field of study is suitable for persons who are interested in following a technical career path and have the ability to work with their hands.

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National Certificate for Multi-disciplinary Drawing Office Practice N4/N5

Do you have a passion for the Drawing/Design field? What would you like to specialize in? This course covers different disciplines of Engineering such as Building, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical and Structural Steel Detailing. Majority of these disciplines are done on a computer with Draughting software.

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Piping Draughting- Occupational Certificate (QCTO) NQF 5

Become a specialist in Piping Draughting/Design. The qualification has been developed to assist with standardization across the piping industry. This will lay a foundation for future career advancement to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector or piping engineering.

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National Diploma: Structural Steelwork Detailing (NQF 5)

Become a specialist in Structural Steelwork Detailing. This qualification has been developed to assist with standardization across the steel construction industry, it will allow a person to register as a structural steel detail Draughtsperson and lay a foundation for future career advancement to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector.

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National Certificate: Architectural Technology (NQF 5)

Become a specialist in Architectural Technology. The qualification has been developed to provide an introduction to the Architectural profession and its role within the broader context of the Built Environment. It allows for ease of movement to other (related) fields of expertise.

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National Diploma: Architectural Technology (NQF 6)

Provide academic knowledge, skills and competencies required to practice in the Built Environment as a “Candidate Architectural Technologist”. After a period of supervised practical experience and / or other requirements as specified by the professional registration body, a candidate may register as an “Architectural Technologist”.

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Project Management- Occupational Certificate (QCTO) NQF 5

This programme has been designed to enable you to reach many outcomes, including developing a Scope Statement, Project Charter, Project Quality Plan, Project Risk Management Plan and a Cost Management Plan for a Project.

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The African Academy was established in 1994 to address the critical need for well-trained and skilled Draughtspersons, and to contribute towards reducing unemployment in South Africa. The African Academy is recognized as one of Africa’s leading Draughting Education & Training Institutions. The African Academy has proven its worth by achieving an above 80% pass rate and an above 80% placement of graduates in employment. Industry attests to the high calibre of graduate that the African Academy produces.

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