Multi-disciplinary Drawing Office Practice N4/N5

Multi-disciplinary Drawing Office Practice

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Multi-disciplinary Drawing Office Practice N4/N5


Do you have a passion for the Drawing / Design field? What would you like to specialise 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.

Admission Requirements

Knowledge, comprehension and application of language. We recommend Mathematics, Physical Science and Technical Drawing at Matric level or equivalent. However, should you not have these, we have bridging courses for these subjects to equip you to succeed in this filed. These bridging course are 3 months in duration.

Selection Procedure

A candidate with the above qualifications will enter into a selection process that consists of a PIB (Potential Index Battery) test and an

Programme Content

CAD N5 (AutoCAD 2D Software)
Mechanical Orientation N4
Building Draughting N5
Mechanical Draughting N4
Electrical Draughting N5
Structural Steel Detailing N5
Pictorial Draughting N4
General Draughting N4


One year

Career Path/ Opportunities

Junior draughtsperson in any of the related disciplines
CAD operator
On successful completion, a student can study towards an Engineering qualification (Nated N4, 5, 6)
Student can study the Engineering Design & Draughting courses.

Course Fees

R37 500. R3 500 deposit and the balance payable in 10 equal installments.

Additional Costs (books, kits, etc)

Drawing Kit and Student Card – R750. Students are required to download Auto-Cad software on their own.


On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a National certificate from the Department of Higher Education
and an African Academy statement of results.


The content of this brochure, accurate at the time of going to print, is subject to change without notification due to legislation, market
requirements or any other reason. African Academy reserves the right to change the programme content without notice.

* Draughting software can be downloaded from Autodesk.




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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