A qualification in Construction technology 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 construction technology International Diploma is ideal if you’ve worked in the construction industry before and have plenty of experience. If you are new to construction you need to start at the entry level .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.

Course Duration: 24 Months

Time: Full time and Distance learning

Job opportunities: With a diploma in construction you could gain employment across a range of disciplines such as a technician, senior technician, supervisor or manager, as well as jobs in/as general construction, construction manager, and construction draughting. There are also options for further learning and opening a construction company.

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

Entrance requirements:

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

Construction 1 – Subjects International Certificate:

  • 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 intro
  • Scheduling intro
  • Technical drawings
  • Construction technology
  • Materials and applied building science
  • Introduction to construction bi-laws & NHBRC

Construction 2 – Subjects International Diploma:

  • 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 & BIM advanced
  • Scheduling advanced
  • Estimating
  • Applied building science
  • Drawing techniques
  • Construction surveying
  • Tendering and estimating
  • OHS
  • Environmental science