CAD Draughting

10 Reasons why you should study CAD Draughting at Academy IDT

Two in One Year Course

10 Reasons why you should study CAD Draughting at Academy IDT

Cape Town

10 Reasons why you should study CAD Draughting at Academy IDT

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10 Reasons why you should study CAD Draughting at Academy IDT

We work with you to become among the best Multi-disciplinary draughting professionals in industry. Is this you?

passion for design, engineering and architecture
curious about how things are designed
meticulously accurate
enjoy doing detailed work
three-dimensional perception
interested in and have a flair for computer work
stamina and tenacity
want to get ahead in your career


January - April

April - August

August - November

Start in January

Application Form

Complete the online application form. You will need to upload your ID (or passport) and your highest-achieved certificate.



If all is in order, we'll send you an acceptance letter and enrolment contract. As soon as you are ready - Please initial each page, sign and scan the contract and send it back to us asap.


Based on your payment option, you'll receive an invoice for the tuition fees. Pay the fees and you're ready to start on January 10th.


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How much does it cost?

R56 000. This amount includes a non-refundable deposit. You may choose to pay the total in two instalments. See the Programme Page for more information.

Entrance requirements?

You need a senior certificate with English and Math Literacy (minimum). We also accept a relevant N3 certificate. International applicants should submit their qualification to SAQA for validation. See the Programme Page for more information.

Will I be employed?

Goodness me! This is the BEST part of what we do. We are proud of the fact that our students are sought-after by some of the leading, national and international companies. See the Employment Page for more information.

What Employers Say


Operations Director, Project Assignments

Further to our appointment of another one of Academy IDT’s graduates, we would like to inform you of our satisfaction with both. He has proven to be a real asset – despite his youth has settled into the role very well demonstrating a keen ability to handle the work he is allocated. He is versatile CONTINUE READING

ACS has employed several graduates from Academy IDT. We found that graduates from Academy IDT are trained in more than just their area of expertise. They are more professional and understand the needs of our business to a much larger extent than that of other training institutions. CONTINUE READING


Engineering Director, African Consulting Surveyors


Engineering Director, Lesedi Nuclear Services

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the team at Academy IDT for the quality and calibre of the trainee draughtsmen provided to Lesedi. In my experience to date, I have not seen any better prepared junior draughtsmen. These three young men are of polite manner, have an excellent work ethic and an exceptional understanding of Computer Aided Design... CONTINUE READING

The quality of technical training and the obvious effort you and your staff make to prepare students for the real workplace in terms of work ethic and discipline enabled both junior draughtsman to contribute real value to our company... CONTINUE READING


Managing Director, CO Designs

Liezel Kruger-Fountain

Urban Designer, City of Cape Town

...they are really great in their approach to teaching students not only about the subject matter but also about them being professional. Their course and students come highly recommended! CONTINUE READING

We have employed four graduates from the IDT Academy and have been impressed by their knowledge and work ethic. Keith’s insight to each students’ capabilities allowed us to match their skills with our long term requirements… I will have no hesitation in asking Keith to send me his ‘new group’ of graduates. CONTINUE READING


Managing Director Cape Town, Euro Technology


Regional Director, Ibsecad

I have been a cad manager for 13 years… and have been nothing but impressed by the students quality, speed and desire to learn. Academy IDT has given them a great background of skills from which they can form successful careers. CONTINUE READING

I had the pleasure of working with a graduate straight from college. I settled him in then left him on his own. He was very knowledgeable. Well done Academy IDT.


What Students Say

Hearing about Academy IDT draughting courses, I at first thought this was going to be easy, it is the same as engineering drawings we did at school.

I was so wrong!

The Computer Aided Draghtinging program at Academy IDT put me on a path to a successful career and a lifetime of learning. The draghting field is a great place to start a career. It’s very diverse and offers us countless opportunities.

If you’re interested in manufacturing, architecture or engineering this program is a great place to start. It is a very professional, fast paced deadline driven institution that will not only teach you skills and technical knowledge, but will prepare you to interact with future employers or clients and most importantly, give you confidence to excel in the workplace.

Thank you for recommending me to CFW I thoroughly enjoyed working for them.

After a year of working at CFW, I will be joining another engineering firm in March 2018.

Pierre Janse van Rensburg

Class of 2016

Ilona Du Plessis

Class of 2016

Academy IDT has been a great experience! I’ve developed my draughting knowledge and CAD skills in different disciplines which allow me various career path opportunities. The academy is very successful in preparing the students that have just finished school for the working environment and working hours. I had fun and am very glad that I studied at Academy IDT, I finished in December 2016 and I quickly got employed. I am now able to start my career.

Graduating at Academy IDT gave me the knowledge and experience I needed to succeed in my field. I could easily get clients as a self-employed Architectural Draughtsman and further my studies at the same time. The intense workload at Academy IDT prepared me for the busy life of a student, working part-time. Thank you for giving me the tools to succeed!

Louw Coetzee

Class of 2017


Class of 2014

A few years back I approached Academy IDT. I needed to find a new career path within a group, with the potential that would allow me to grow, and expand my skills within the workplace. I had considered various career options, and decided that draughting would be an ideal fit. Academy IDT helped me by pushing my boundaries and opening my eyes to a whole new world of design, engineering and drawing (Herman’s Centrelines ☺). The result was 1 year of very hard work that completely prepared me for the draughting industry. One of the many things I liked was their dedication to their students. CONTINUE READING

To the Academy (KICK ASS) Team, I think it would do the team at IDT little justice if I had to put into words what you guys mean and have meant to me during the time that I have known you. It gives such great pleasure when I think of my journey I have been on since I joined IDT. We embark on the journey of life not knowing where we are going and where we will end up. We can but only plan, work hard and hope luck is in our favour. I however believe luck is preparedness meeting opportunity. Since I joined IDT I have been unbelievable lucky. CONTINUE READING

Schalk Burger van Wyk

Class of 2011


Class of 2012

I would like you all at Academy IDT to know that I will be starting with my new job on the 1st of November 2013. I am looking forward to this new venture in my life. I want to thank you all for what you gave me in life and will always be grateful for that. All the best and keep on doing to others what you have done for me.

I went to the company in Strand, and I have the job if I want it… I would just like to thank all of you at Academy IDT for the amazing year that you taught me. I can’t thank you enough actually. To be honest I don’t find my current work very challenging and I have a sneaking suspicion that is because of you.


Class of 2013


Class of 2011

I had a great experience with Academy IDT during my year of part time studying! The reassurance and confidence obtained when learning from such experienced lecturers made it easy to do well and reach your goals. I don’t think I ever had a question that wasn’t able to be answered in a way that it was easily understandable.

It was an absolute pleasure, my year studying at Academy IDT. The lecturer’s and team are extremely knowledgeable and always available to help. The training that I received at the academy has prepared me to jump into the deep end, and with their assistance, set out on a career at a very reputable company to start running their drawing office. Nowhere else will a year of studying be able to push you that far ahead in your career path... CONTINUE READING


Class of 2015


Class of 2014

Good day Sir, Hope you are well. I would like to thank you for teaching me all of what I know about draughting and CAD for the year I spent at Academy IDT. I know I wasn’t one of the easiest students... The demand for multi-skilled draughtsman is much higher than I thought and after a year or so I was then fortunate enough to purchase SolidWorks Premium CAD software and start my own company. I’ve had the privilege of being part of the design of some amazing projects for well-known company’s in Namibia...CONTINUE READING

...a fantastic “real world” environment to learn the necessary skills to find employment once the course was completed. With lots of long, long hours and hard work as well as the ongoing motivation, passion and drive from the teaching team and the placement arm of Academy IDT, I was fortunate to have been employed at a great Consulting Engineering firm by the time I finished my last exams! ...Looking back now, taking the plunge to come and study at AIDT was sooooo well worth it! CONTINUE READING


Class of 2014


Class of 2015

This was the best choice I could have made in terms of Kickstarting a career as an Engineering Draughtsman! Exceptional teaching!


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