Welcome to The CAD Corporation Draughting Academy, specialists in N1-N6 Engineering, Draughting and Design Studies.

Are you passionate about engineering? Make a career out of your passion by studying at our institution, South Africa's leading college in engineering N1-N6 studies.




Our Learning Methods

Study methods generally vary from person to person. This is something we are aware of and as a result have created a learning experience that appeals to the different study habits of our students and those currently in a full time job. Although the course content is the same throughout, there are three different types of learning delivery methods used.

Full Time
Reach your full potential through our instructor led classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in field experience. Our full time offering consist of a full working day, 8 hours per day divided into multiple periods.


Part Time
Designed for the working professional, our part time program covers the same amount of information as our full time offering. Combined with our Online Learning, at home exercises/assignments and in class lectures, this will have you ready for exams in no time.


We have re-defined correspondence studies. Our Assisted Distance Learning ensures that the student never gets left alone to do only self-study by combining online Virtual Classrooms and at home exercises and assignments, all managed by our myAcademy Student Portal. 



About our UNIQUE Assisted Distance Learning Method

How does it work?

Watch how we have redefined studying via correspondence or online with our Assisted Distance Learning method making us SA's leading online education provider.


Engineering Practicals Skills Modules

Only 2% of all private and public TVET colleges have the facilities and capabilities to offer a practical component with their engineering studies, BUT a staggering 90% of the students that receives practical are employed.

- Stats SA / / Employment figures released

We provide practical modules for both N1-N3 level, (Beginner) and N4-N6 level (Advanced) within our main areas of study. Each program has been carefully compiled to ensure that it is aligned to their theoretical syllabus allowing the student to apply their knowledge in practice.


Beginner Level Programs (N1-N3), Done On-Campus

You can complete 3 weeks of BEGINNER level optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and will count towards your practical hours required to write the trade test. Beginner level practicals are done on-campus. The following programs are available.

Brick laying & Plastering Plumbing Electrician/Electrical Fitting & Machining Motor Mechanics – Petrol & Diesel
  • Tools – uses and care
  • Building materials – recognition
  • Tests – site tests on materials
  • Construction – basic setting out, bonding, and plaster finishes.
  • Tools – uses and care
  • Plumbing materials – recognition
  • Water proofing – connections, flashing
  • Construction – basic setting out, joining of connections, hot and cold water supplies.
  • Tools – uses and care
  • Safety and First aid
  • Conductor materials – recognition of conductors
  • Construction – basic laying out, wiring, and chasing finishes.
  • Tools – uses and care
  • Ferrous & non-ferrous materials – recognition
  • Tests – measuring and marking off
  • Construction – basic drilling, grinding, and lathe finishes.Tools – uses and care
  • Tools – uses and care
  • Principals of operation – recognition
  • Drive systems - recognition
  • Fault finding – identify and correct


Advanced Level Practicals (N4-N6), Done OFF-Campus
You can complete 3 weeks of optional ADVANCED practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N4 or before N6 and will count towards your practical hours required to write the trade test. Advanced level practicals are done at our Kempton Park campus.

Electrical Engineering Civil/Building Engineering Mechanical Engineering

PLEASE NOTE: This course is aligned to qualification 63789 - National Certificate: Electrical Engineering    

  • US 9839 - Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment, 
  • US 11954 - Design and construct a single phase circuit, 
  • US 10252 - Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools,
  • US 113877 - Understand fundamentals of electricity,
  • US 10254 - Maintain electrical distribution boards, panels and enclosures
  • Solar plumbing instillation (5 day)
  • Solar plumbing inspection (5 day)
  • Practical land surveying & setting out (5 day)
  • US 243064 - Weld carbon steel workpieces, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions (15 days)


  • Advanced CNC machining – Consolidated engineering (15 day)


The Workshops

We maintain fully equipped practical workshops at our campus for N1-N3 and an advanced practical facility in Kempton park, JHB for the N4-N6 programs. View the gallery below taken from site.