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Start Your Journey with Our Architectural Technology Course

Do you have a passion for the built environment? Do you want to explore everything that this dynamic field has to offer? Our NQF5-NQF6 Architectural Technology courses will show you how you can work with architects, designers, and construction professionals and guide them in creating the best structures their budget allows for, through well-researched information on the latest building tech.

Purpose: The purpose of the NQF5-NQF6 Architectural Technology National Certificate is to

Introduce students to the architectural profession, help them understand the broader context of the built environment and aid them in becoming architectural technology specialists.

A qualified learner will be able to:

• Work as a Candidate Architectural Draughtsperson.
• Have a holistic understanding of the built environment.

“Architecture is a visual art and the buildings speak for themselves.”

– Julia Morgan

Architectural Technology Course Structure:
NQF5 Certificate (NQF 5 SAQA ID: 48734)

Admission Requirements:

  • NQF 4 Drawing Office Practice or
  • N4/5 Multi Drawing Office practice or
  • Grade 12 (competency in English language, Mathematics & EGD

Note:

Our selection procedure consists of proof of the above qualifications/reference and an interview to confirm suitability, aptitude, and experience.

NQF5 Knowledge Modules:

Duration:

Full time for One year (120 Credits)

Basic Draughting Course Fees:

R 32 000.00 
R 3 000.00 deposit, and the balance payable in 10 equal installments.

 

Additional Costs (books, kits, etc):

Student packages on the software (AutoCAD Revit) and prescribed textbooks are additional. Text books not included in price. Books usually range between R 1 500.00 and R 2 000.00. Drawing-kits also available at additional cost of R 750.00.

Architectural Technology Course Structure:
NQF6 Certificate (SAQA ID: 48733)

Admission Requirements:

NQF5 Certificate in Architectural Technology

Note:

Access to this qualification is open, bearing in mind learning assumed, to be in place.

 

NQF6 Knowledge Modules:

Duration:

Two years (240 credits)
All class based credits are achieved via your study duration at the African Academic , self-study, reading, researching and project based assignments. 240 hours of workplace/in-service training is required to be done by the student in order to complete the course & acquired certification. This in-service training must be secured by the student. The African Academy takes no responsibility for this

Full time or part time:

This course will be offered either on a full time or part time basis depending on the demand at commencement of the course.
Full Time NQF 6 1st year: Tuesday & Friday 09:00 – 13:00
Part Time NQF 6 2nd Year: Friday evenings 17:00 – 20:00 and Saturday 09:00 – 13:00

Basic Draughting Course Fees:

R 32 000.00 
R 3 000.00 deposit, and the balance payable in 10 equal installments.

 

Additional Costs (books, kits, etc):

Textbooks and kits

Certification

NQF 5: On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a National Certificate, issued by the Construction Seta.

NQF6: On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a CETA accredited certificate

Career Opportunities

NQF5

  • Construction
  • Site Supervisor
  • Project Management (Fundamental)

NQF6

  • Architectural Technologist
  • Interior Designer
  • Senior Architectural Technologist