A draughtsman is a person who is responsible for creating specialised drawings and specifications, calculating material and equipment requirements as well as setting up production methods for a host of different projects.
Professional Draughts people can do these technical drawings by hand or choose to use computer-aided design (CAD) software to design plans for a number of different projects. These projects can be anything from commercial buildings, pipelines and industrial tools and machinery.
Due to the technical nature of the profession, people interested in choosing this career path must have strong mathematical and analytical skills. Because you are drawing a lot of the time, you will need a good level of hand-eye coordination.
Draughtsmen are not architects, even though they may work closely together. A draughtsman will focus on technical aspects of a project whereas an architect focuses on the technical and holistic aspects of a project.
In South Africa, you can be trained as a draughtsman or you may need to take courses in computer aided design (CAD) to prepare you for a career as a Draughtsman
The Academy of Draughting is a private TVET college in South Africa who offers courses in Draughting. Click HERE for more information
Rosebank College offers a higher certificate course in Constriction and Draughting. Click HERE for more information
Academy IDT offers a computer-aided desgin (CAD) course. Click HERE for more information
The University of South Africa (UNISA) offers a module in CAD when studying towards a diploma at the university. Click HERE for more inforation
CTU Training solutions offers both full time and part time courses in CAD. Click HERE for more information