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Our Accreditations...

We pride ourselves in making sure that we comply with industry and educational requirements. We therefore put high priority in ensuring that the relevant accreditations are met and maintained. 

The CAD Corporation Draughting Academy (Pty) has been granted provisional registration as a private college in terms of Section 31(3) of the CET Act and Regulation 12(4), with registration number 2018/FE07/003 for a period of three years.


Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, has declared the South African examination system ready for the 2017 final examinations. Umalusi quality assures all exit point examinations in general and further education (NQF levels 1-4). VIEW ACCREDITATION LETTER


QCTO Accreditation

The CAD Corporation Draughting Academy has received an accreditation as a quality council for trades and occupations skills development provider with accreditation number: SDP1220/16/0015. The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations has awarded The CAD Corporation Draughting Academy the QCTO Skills Development Provider Accreditation, which means The CAD Corporation Draughting Academy has met the submission requirements and passed the site Inspection to deliver all technical subjects on a N4-N6 level. Details of the accreditation follows below:


Type of Accreditation: Skills Development Partner (SDP)
Quality Council: the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO)
Accreditation Number: SDP1220/16/0015

Programmes: N4 and N6 (Engineering Studies)
Registration Period: 27 September 2017 until 27 September 2022


About the QCTO

The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).  Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (whose role is to advance the objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation), all work for the good of both learners and employers.

Department of Education Certified Exam Centre

The Draughting Academy is a certified exam center for all N1-N6 Engineering subjects, including all subjects for the  Multi Disciplinary Draughting  National Certificate: N4/N5. 

Quality Council: Department of Education
Examination center Number: 0899992801, 1199995013 (View Full Time Certificate

(View Distance Learning Certificate)
Programmes: N1 - N6

Autodesk Authorised Training Centre

As an Autodesk Authorized Certification Center partner, The Draughting Academy offers Autodesk Certification exams at all of its locations. Employers like this validation of skills because they know that employees who have completed Certification are the most proficient and productive users of the Autodesk software tools. Ideally this translates into shorter project timelines as employees already have the skills they need. Employees who are Autodesk Certified demonstrate an increased proficiency with the Autodesk tools which optimally translates into career growth and new opportunities.

Training Approval by the South African Institute of Draughting

The CAD Corporation Draughting Academy has been awarded Training Programme Approval for its Full time (View Certificate), Part-Time (View Certificate) and Correspondence (Distance Learning) (View Certificate) based studies. The SAID Approval recognizes the quality and content of the syllabus offered as well as the quality of lectures given.

The CAD Corporation Draughting Academy's aim has always been to produce the best draughtspersons and as such we will always work towards bettering our program. This Training Programme Approval is proof of this commitment. 

About the SAID
The South African Institute of Draughting (SAID) is an independent, professional body established in 1953. with the objective of improving the academic and technical qualifications of draughtspersons in all disciplines of technical drawing and design. It is proud to be recognised as a Voluntary Association of both the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). This is an achievement which has not been attained by any other institute in South Africa. Contact Maureen at 021 975 5191 or visit

City & Guilds

The Draughting Academy has received approval from City & Guilds (View Center Letter of Approval). City & Guilds is a globally recognised and respected awarding organisation and serves as a benchmark for educational quality around the world. The addition of the City & Guilds approval truly makes our draughting qualification internationally recognizable.

We received endorsement on our Multi-Disciplinary Draughting Qualification internal certificate  as well as mapped our qualification to the City & Guilds Computer Aided Design 7689 qualification (View Qualification Letter of Approval). This qualification consist of the following modules: 7689-01 Level 1 Award in Parametric Modelling, 7689-02 Level 2 Award in Parametric Modelling, 7689-03 Level 3 Award in Parametric Modelling, 7689-04 Level 2 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design, 7689-05 Level 3 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design, 7869-06 Level 3 Award in 3D Computer Aided Design, 7869-07 Level 2 Certificate in Computer Aided Design, 7869-08 Level 3 Certificate in Computer Aided Design.

ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Control
ISO 9001 is one of the standards within the range of ISO 9000 standards.ACS Registrars Ltd are a UKAS Accredited Certification Body.Meeting the requirements of this standard will provide quality management systems that will be of real benefit to your organisation to help manage your business effectively and put in place best practice methodology.ISO 9001:2008 Certification will give your organisation the quality systems that will provide the foundation to better customer satisfaction, staff motivation and continual improvement. (View Letter of Accreditation)


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