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Steel Construction Draughting School gains CETA accreditation

The SAISC/DSE School of Draughting has been accredited by the Construction and Education and Training Authority (CETA) and is now able to offer students a National Diploma in Structural Steelwork Detailing.

The school, a joint initiative between the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) and DSE Structural Engineers and Contractors, opened its doors three years ago in order to help address the severe draughting skills shortage in the steel construction industry. A strong response from industry has already seen it train some fifty structural steelwork detailers, current students included.

A Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme will also be implemented, which will give existing draughtspersons the opportunity to obtain the National Diploma, pegged at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 5, through the school.


The Draughting School is located at DSE head offices in Steeldale, Germiston and is open for the whole of the steelwork industry. It is a Section 21 company with a board of directors, with members from the SAISC, DSE and from industry as well as an executive committee.

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