Welcome to the Academy of Advanced Technology

The Academy of Advanced Technology (PTY) Ltd (also known as) Academy of Draughting is one of the largest and leading institutions of it’s kind in South Africa. Established in 1981 the Johannesburg and Durban campuses have been recognized and respected by the Engineering, Draughting and Architectural industries for over thirty years.

Over the past thirty years we have strived to train the future draughtsmen, architects and engineers with the required insight, knowledge, skills and experience. The Academy prides itself on excellent pass rates and consistently placing graduates in the workplace.

Read More
Our Mission
To equip learners with the required insight, knowledge and skills that will promote independence, confidence and the ability to work as part of a team.
Our Vision
The Academy of Advanced Technology (PTY) Ltd strives towards making a national and global impact on education, training in science, Engineering and Technology (SET) through education that is intellectually demanding and provides relevant skills and knowledge.
For the last thirty years we have filled the needs of the critical skill shortage world wide. We have met the needs of the industry and the workplace. We train and use experts with experience. We strive to present employable and skilled draftspersons to the industry and that our graduates will excel in their profession with success and passion.

The Academy offers our students the opportunity to excel in his/hers career path.

Career Path Duration (working experience) Earning Potential per month Earning Potential per year

Junior Draughtsman

1-3 years R 8000 - R 12 000 R 144 000


4-6 years R 15000 - R 22 000 R 264 000

Senior Draughtsman

6 years + R 30 000 - R 60 000 R 720 000

Project Manager/Designer

8-10 years R 40 000 - R 120 000 R 1 440 000

2015 Registration & Enrollment open now

From designing legendary 6 speed gearboxes to cantilever architectural designs, everything starts with an idea, a DREAM

DRAUGHTSMEN take these ideas, measure them, calculate displacements, slopes, moments and stresses and translate them into real life plans turning dreams into reality.

If you want to use your creative and technical ability and be part of this specialist career choice - contact us now for 2015 REGISTRATIONS