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National Diploma: Architectural Technology NQF6


The National Diploma: Architectural Technologist NQF6 provides the learner with the academic knowledge, skills and competencies required to practice in the Built Environment and to register as a Canditate Draughtsperson with the option to work towards Senior Architectural Technologist after a period of supervised practical experience and/or other requirements as specified by the Professional Registration body SACAP. 

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Qualifications Details

Qualification Details

  • National Diploma: Architectural Technologist, NQF Level 6, SAQA ID: 48733, 240 Credits
  • 12 Months
  • Text books are supplied in both hardcopy for certain modules and study guides as e-manuals.
Qualifications Details

Subjects & Software

  • Includes 9 theory modules.
Practical Components

Practical Components

240 hours of in-service training must be obtained via industry relevant companies under a registered professional.




National Diploma: Architectural Technology , NQF Level 6, SAQA ID: 48733, 240 Credits

Articulation Options

On successfull completion of this qualification, you can articulate into the following:

  • Access to NQF 7, Bachelors of Technology: Architecture, subject to institutional discretionary requirements having been met. 


  • Continual Integrated Formative Assessment: As you finish your modules you will be assessed continuously in the form of practical exercises.
  • Portfolio of Evidence: You will be required to build up a portfolio of evidence as proof that you can perform certain task in practise. This will be done in a “simulated work environment”.
  • External assessments by an accredited assessor and internal moderation with CETA verification.


Full Time

  • Without Laptop: R51 700.00  (Includes study kit)


Part Time

  • Without Laptop: R40 900.00  (Includes study kit)


Assisted Distance Learning

  • Without Laptop: R34 400.00  (Includes study kit)


Please note that Autodesk Licenses provided are for Windows OS only and does not extend to Mac.

We provide flexible and affordable payment options to ensure the course is always within your reach. To read more about our finance options, CLICK HERE





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  • 12 months, 240 credits (10 Sessions/Week, 2:00 Hrs Each) *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.
  • 240 workplace/in-service training hours required. 


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  • 12 months, 240 credits.
  • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project based tasks. 
  • 240 workplace/in-service training hours required. 
  • Part Time classes will run twice each week for 3 hours.


Who Should Attend

Anyone that would like to pursue a career as the following:


  • Architectural Technologist
  • Senior Architectural Technologist
  • Spatial designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Building Inspector

Study Kit

Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:


  • Free WIFI (3GB/Month, On Campus only).
  • Autodesk student licenses valid for three years.
  • Stationary including, Blue Folder, Notepad, Sketchpad, A3 Pad and 24 Piece Pencil Set
  • Electronic Study Guides
  • Printed textbooks includes: Sanitary Plumbing Services in SA Textbook, Mitchell’s Material’s Textbook, Construction Primer for SA Textbook, Building Construction and Graphic Textbook.
  • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide.
  • Access to myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
  • USB 32GB with all required software applications.

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Our Learning Methods

At The Draughting Academy we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques influenced by circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. We have therefore developed our myWay learning methodology to suit all learners and ensure everyone has all the opportunity to achieve learning success. We deliver our qualifications via three modern and flexible delivery methods.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience. Our full time offering consist of learning sessions that make up a full day or selective days within a week.

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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 myWay Blended Learning, at home exercises/assignments and in-class lectures, this will have you ready for exams in no time. Sessions depend on what qualification you do.

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We have redefined distance learning studies. Our myWay Distance Learning ensures that the student never gets left alone to do only self-study by taking a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms and at home exercises and assignments, all managed by our myAcademy Student Portal.

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What is an Architectural Technologist?

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a senior architectural technologist.


Modules Covered


  • Architectural Presentation II
  • Entrepreneurship and Project Management II
  • Architectural Design II
  • Design Theory II
  • Construction Technology II
  • Advanced Architectural Draughtsmanship II
  • Applied Building Science II
  • Computer Applications (1st semester only)


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On Exit: Workplace Preparation Module

You will only attend the WPM on your exit year. The Workplace Preparation Module is designed for students to acquire the requisite skills and attributes to help you integrate into the world of work more easily. Move from the world of education to the world of work with essential and/or specialized skills that will improve your employment (or self-employment) prospects. This program is done for all students and consist of:

Modules covered:

  • Preparing for an interview;
  • Conduct and Behavior During an Interview;
  • Communication Skills;
  • Understanding Legislation;
  • Preparing the CV that Everybody Wants to See;
  • Using Social Media;
  • Starting the Job seeking Journey
  • Registering on our recruitment portal. 

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    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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