This Qualification will teach the student how to operate various CAD software design applications and focuses on architectural draughting (drawing of building plans). It will skill the learner to design via CAD software, the technical drawings of building structures & the complete presentation and construction drawings for submission to the local municipality. Draughting is an exciting and important career. In the past, Draughting was performed by hand on a drawing board, but today, computers make life much easier for everyone. The job of an Architectural Draughtsperson is to prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by the architect, client and other project team members. Students will familiarise themselves with basic technical drawing elements and will be introduced to draughting principles and necessary CAD commands to implement the theory.

Subjects: National Certificate

  • Architectural Draughting
  • Free Hand Sketching
  • Scheduling
  • Measuring Instruments – DOP
  • Drawing Office Practice
  • CAD 2D Level 1 Design Draughting
  • CAD 3D Level 1 Design Draughting
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Surveying within Architecture
  • Revit BIM Architecture Introduction
  • 4M Idea BIM Architecture Simulation Design Level 1
  • Scale Model Building
  • Fundamental Learning in Communication / English
  • Literary Communication
  • Draughting Applied Mathematics
  • SketchUp 3D / Rendering

Job Opportunities

  • Architectural Draughtsperson
  • CAD 2D Designer
  • CAD 3D Designer
  • CAD Operator
  • General Draughtsman

International Certifications

  • Autodesk AutoCAD – 2D & 3D
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture

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
  • Engineering Graphics & Design at Grade 12 (Advantageous)
  • EGD Academy membership at grade 12 (Advantageous)

Career Advancement

  • CAD 2 (Multi-Disciplinary & Piping Draughting NC)
  • Architectural Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Project Management
  • Property Management
  • CAD Global Designer
  • MEP Designer