A qualification in Construction helps you understand the principles behind construction and design. You’ll develop the critical judgement 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, or to work as a senior manager in various roles in construction.

The Technician Certificate in Construction can help you get into the construction industry globally. Level 2 is ideal if you’re new to construction and want a grounding in the industry, or you’re already working in a basic construction job and want to expand your knowledge.

Duration: 1 Year International Certificate / 2 Year International Diploma

Job opportunities: Construction Technician, General Construction, Construction Manager, Construction Draughting

Career advancement: Construction 2 (International Diploma) / CAD 1 / CAD 2 / Architectural Technology / Project Management

Entrance requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) – Matric
  • NQF Level 3 Qualification
  • Mathematics literacy (Grade 12)
  • Communication / English (Grade 12)
  • Registration application form & a discretionary assessment at CAD4ALL


  • 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
  • Reading a building plan
  • CAD introduction
  • Scheduling introduction
  • Technical drawings
  • Construction technology
  • Materials and applied building science
  • Introduction to construction bi-laws and NHBRC



The construction technology International Diploma is ideal if you’ve worked in the construction industry, or you have completed the construction certificate offered by CAD4ALL, in year 1, and have plenty of experience. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. This qualification will give you the skills and necessary knowledge to open and manage your own construction company.

Duration: 1 Year

Job opportunities: With a Diploma in Construction Technology you could gain employment across a range of disciplines such as a technician, senior technician, supervisor or manager. There are also options for further learning and opening a construction company.

Career advancement: CAD 1 / CAD 2 / Architectural Technology / Project Management

Entrance requirements: Construction 1 (CAD4ALL Qualification) / CAD 2 / Architectural Technology


You complete nine core units from a range, including:

  • Basic construction skills principles
  • Drawing and surveying techniques 2 practice
  • Construction techniques 2 practice
  • Environmental Science and construction techniques 3 principles
  • Construction measurement 3 principles
  • Designing for construction 3 principles
  • Construction Mathematics 3 principles
  • Structural mechanics 3 principles
  • Entrepreneurship
  • CAD advanced
  • Scheduling advanced
  • Estimating
  • Applied building science
  • Drawing techniques
  • Construction surveying
  • Tendering and estimating
  • OHS
  • Environmental science