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About us

College of Audio Engineering

The College of Audio Engineering is a leading audio college dedicated to student success. CAE is now celebrating 25 years!

The College of Audio Engineering in Durbanville, is a leading audio learning institute that prepares aspiring audio engineers for the demands of the audio industry. We provide an academic program where students gain core skills to pursue a career in the audio and music industry. However, music and audio needs to be the students primary focus to stay relevant in this fast revolving landscape.

CAE is situated in the Northern Suburbs (Durbanville) of Cape Town away from the heavy congestion that the city Cape Town experiences. However, it is close enough to Cape Town to enjoy all the entertainment and attractions that the City offers.

For the past few years Durbanville has been experiencing a healthy growth phase. We are surrounded with great shopping malls, movie theaters, fast food outlets, coffee shops, gyms, and a whole lot more. If you are not from here , you will certainly enjoy the scenery in the Western Cape.  Table Mountain is a popular tourist attraction, and our beaches,  Cape culture and people are special.

We provide students from all over the country with assistance in finding accommodation , and can recommend the private associates we use, that are located close to CAE.

CAE Institute prides itself as a reputable institution with 25 years of experience in the audio engineering field. An important goal for CAE  is that all students enjoy their studies and experiences.

OUR VISION – CAE Institute aims to conduct and provide professional and quality-assured training , in an attempt to create and stimulate students in finding meaningful careers in this established and exciting industry.

At CAE Institute our mission is to equip our students with qualities that distinguish them in the industry , and that will make them successful in this industry.

Open Days

When the time comes for a student to select an educational institution for further studies, it is important to visit the campus to get a feel for the College as well as first-hand information about courses and qualifications offered at CAE.

We have regular open days to accommodate students and parents in this matter. We start the day at 10:00 with a general presentation. Prospective students are taken on a tour of the Campus to see our fully equipped studios and lecture rooms. We try to keep the group small to encourage students to ask the questions that are on their minds.

We hope to see you on one of our open days

For 25 years CAE Institute has been educating young people and releasing them into the sound engineering industry. We are  affiliated with major multi media recording, broadcasting and live sound companies and are  respected in the broader music industry. Our industry partners have also employed CAE students and provided various opportunities throughout the last 25 years. We have a significant  list of  students that have established themselves in the sound engineering work arena.

In today’s modern world of  music and sound technology, CAE offers work integrated learning where students are exposed to simulated workplace experience. We have the latest industry standard recording and live sound equipment and use current up to date  recording software programs. At CAE Institute we pride ourselves with being one of the top audio engineering colleges in South Africa. Make an appointment to view our facilities and to speak to our knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Why Study At CAE College of Audio Engineering?

A qualification from CAE is recognized by all leading Industries in the audio arena. Many of our students are  employed by these Companies, both nationally and internationally.  CAE Institute is accredited with MictSeta ( education and training authority) and the QCTO ( Quality Counsel for Trades and Occupation) which provides our students with a registered SAQA qualification. This qualification is endorsed by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

What you can expect at CAE College of Audio Engineering?


  • Qualified Lecturers
  • Career orientated education
  • Work intergrated training in our fully equipped studios
  • Industry Job Opportunities
  • Safe and Secure Environment
  • Ease of Payment Structures
  • Air-Conditioned Classrooms
  • Free Secure Parking
  • Friendly staff
  • Disability Access
  • Canteen Facilities
  • Easy access for transport
  • Good mentors


Please see the necessary entry requirements below

• Literacy & Numeracy
• Grade 10 or Grade 12
• ID Photo
• Completed CAE Registration Form
• Copy of ID
• Registration Fees
• Computer Literacy


Please see the necessary entry requirements below

• Literacy & Numeracy, Computer Literacy
• Copy of Passport
• ID Photo
• Completed CAE Registration Form
• Registration Fees
• Study permit
• Grade 12 or equivalent