Short Courses
CAE is an Authorized Autodesk training center that offers the highest level of Autodesk training to all our clients. Our corporate customers return year on year for update training and send their new recruits to get a solid foundation in their new field of employ. We also offer an onsite training service which has come in handy for our clients that are based in outer lying regions. Our short course offering is also a great way for small business owners to develop their technical drawing skills. It enables them to grow their business offering and they can learn at their own pace.


The Career Courses
We are now proud to introduce our new and improved courses aimed at increasing flexibility of hours and reducing the course costs. This has been achieved by bundling sets of courses together focused on the specific skill requirements of various industries and can now be enrolled for separately. These changes allow students to enroll for either the complete course at a discount or progressive bundles that are flexible in terms of both time and payment options.


Certification Course
Our “Bundled Course” includes training and internationally recognized Autodesk certificates for AutoCAD and one of the following: Inventor, Revit or Civil 3D. This course aims to develop skills in the CAD industry to the level of the Autodesk Professional Certification and typically prepares a student for a career in a drawing office of a small to medium sized company.


Specialization Course
The Specialization course comprises of the “Certification Bundle” plus a minimum of two additional specializations.

This complete course includes invaluable practical training with our senior lecturers on the specialized Autodesk software in a variety of applications including Architecture, Inventor and Civil. We undertake various plant visits and project work is also arranged so as to familiarize the students with the industry and its assorted environments.

Continuous evaluation of the student’s progress is carried out using tests at regular intervals with assignments done after each module. The project work is used to compile a portfolio which students retain.

On successful completion of this course a candidate will be Autodesk Internationally Certified and competent for a career as a CAD Designer typically for a larger company in the Building, Mining, Manufacturing and Process Plant industries using the specialized Autodesk software products above.


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Academy Course Bundles

  • 23 Week Certification Course: Cash Price R30 000.00, Terms R33 000.00
  • 12 Week Specialization Course: Cash Price R15 000.00, Terms R18 000.00
  • 7 Week Specialization Course: Cash Price R10 000.00, Terms R13 000.00


Minimum Entry Requirements
Acceptance on these courses will be subject to candidates successfully passing an assessment test. Typically, the most suitable candidates will have a Grade11 or N3 Technical certificate or similar qualification with Engineering Graphics and Design or similar subjects.  In addition, students must be Computer Literate and have mathematical Literacy Level 5 or Higher. Candidates also need to understand freehand sketches and drawing basics.


We can provide a high specification computer at an additional cost which will be determined closer to the commencement of the course. The laptops used must have the capacity to run the complex design software that our students will learn to master. The use of laptops also facilitates ease of use for practical assignments, projects and homework.

Contact us for the next projected course date.