CAE Institute

Sound Engineering, Music Production, Video



We are excited to invite you to the CAE Institute Open Day on August 3rd, 2024! Join us to explore our state-of-the-art facilities, meet our experienced faculty, and learn more about our comprehensive audio engineering programs. This is a fantastic opportunity to see firsthand what makes CAE Institute a leader in audio engineering education.

Date: 3 August 2024
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: CAE Institute Campus

Come and discover how we can help you achieve your career goals in the dynamic world of audio engineering. We look forward to welcoming you!

We are thrilled to announce the enrollment for our popular short courses in 2025! Whether you’re working full-time, handling sound at your church, or aspiring to start your own recording studio, this course is designed for you. Gain hands-on experience and comprehensive knowledge in Digital Recording, Live Sound, Digital Music Production, and more.

Course Details:

  • Duration: 12 Weeks
  • Commencement: April 2025 and September 2025
  • Times: 2 Evenings a week

Tuition Fee:

  • Registration Fee: R6,500
  • Course Fee: R6,900 (Alternatively, 3 payments of R2,600 per month)
  • Total Fee: R13,400 (Cash Price – Discounted price payable)

We are excited to announce the enrollment for our Online Level 1 Course at CAE Institute! Designed for recording enthusiasts who want to enter the audio recording environment, this course offers a blend of theory and practical assignments to help you master essential audio disciplines.

Course Details:

  • Duration: 6 months
  • Commitment: 5 hours per week
  • Format: Online, with engaging content including signal flow diagrams, interactive exercises, and video presentations.


Gain a comprehensive understanding of audio recording at your own pace, with the flexibility to fit your schedule. Practice and experiment with principles in your own time to deepen your learning.

Enroll now and take the first step towards becoming an audio recording professional! For more information and to sign up, visit our website or contact us directly. We look forward to helping you achieve your audio engineering dreams!

Our Courses

Full-Time Sound Engineering Course

This hands-on audio diploma covers music and audio production, music production, including recording, arrangement, mixing, and mastering. Training takes place in professional studios, with visits to other facilities, preparing students to excel in the audio industry.

Sound Engineering Short Course

Whether you work full-time, handle sound at your church, or want to start your own studio, this course is for you. Covering all aspects of studio recording and live sound, it offers extensive hands-on training.

Online Sound Engineering Course

Our online Level 1 course is designed for recording enthusiasts aspiring to enter the audio recording world. Engage in theory and practical assignments with methods like signal flow diagrams, interactive exercises, and video presentations to grasp essential audio disciplines.

About Us

"Music Inspires"

For 27 years, CAE Institute has prepared students for successful careers in the sound engineering industry. Affiliated with major multimedia recording, broadcasting, and live sound companies, we are highly respected in the music industry. Our graduates have established themselves through opportunities provided by our industry partners.

At CAE, we offer work-integrated learning with the latest industry-standard equipment and software. As one of South Africa’s top audio engineering colleges, we invite you to visit our facilities and meet our expert staff.

Course Fees

Course Duration: Fees: Qualification:

Sound Engineering Full-time Course

3 Years
NQF Level 6

Sound Engineering Full-time Course (1 Year)

1 Year
NQF Level 5

Sound Engineering Short Course

12 Weeks

Sound Engineering Online Course

10 Modules

Certified Qualification

Why Study At CAE College of Audio Engineering?

A qualification from CAE is recognized by leading companies in the audio industry, both nationally and internationally, with many of our students securing employment at these companies. CAE Institute is accredited by MictSeta (Education and Training Authority) and the QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations), providing our students with a registered SAQA qualification endorsed by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

"Your Gateway to a Professional Audio Career"


What People Think

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