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This Qualification enables you to understand the principles behind construction and design. You’ll develop the critical judgment to take on high level technician roles in the construction industry.

These qualifications could help you develop your career to become a senior technologist supervising others, to work as a senior manager in various roles in construction or start your own company.

The Certificate in Construction will allow you entry into the construction industry. The Certificate (Year 1) is ideal if you’re new to construction and want a grounding in the industry, or if you’re already working in a basic construction job and want to expand your knowledge. Year 2, National Diploma will further your construction and design skills.

Career advancement

  • Architectural Technology
  • Multi-Disciplinary & Piping Draughting
  • Architectural Technology
  • CAD Designer
  • Project Manager

National Certificate

  • Duration: 1 year - SAQA: 20813

National Diploma

  • Duration: 2 years - TBA

International Certifications – Global Certified User

  • Autodesk AutoCAD – 2D & 3D
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture / Microsoft Office

Job Opportunities & Duration

  • Construction Technician
  • General Construction
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Draughtsman as well as self-employment opportunities

Entrance Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate - Grade 12 (Matric)
  • NQF Level 3 Qualification
  • Mathematics Literacy at Grade 12 (Extended or Core – Namibia)
  • Communication / English at Grade 12

Subject: 1 Year National Certificate

  • Core Construction Skills Principles
  • Basic Construction Skills Principles
  • Core Construction Skills Practice
  • Construction Technician Principles 1
  • Construction Technician Practice 1
  • Safety on a Building Project OHS
  • Fire and First Aid OHS
  • CAD Introduction
  • Scheduling Introduction
  • Technical Building Drawings
  • Construction Technology
  • Materials and Applied Building Science
  • Introduction to Construction Bi-Laws and NHBRC
  • Reading a Building Plan

A qualification in Construction helps you understand the principles & methods behind construction & design. Register with the NHBRC after you have enough work experience & open your own construction company.

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