The Design Academy of Fashion

Offering a 3 year diploma in fashion, Design Academy of Fashion has built an outstanding reputation as a leader in fashion education. Learning at DAF takes place in creative and inspiring surroundings. With individual attention to a select few, the students get the best possible chance to acquire the knowledge they need for a successful career.

The strength of the academy lies in the professionalism and expertise of the lecturers. Renowned designers and industry specialists, they inspire and challenge the students. DAF’s close associations with fashion industry further ensure that the DAF diploma remains up to date and relevant

The Design Academy of Fashion (DAF) provides high caliber education and training in the Fashion sector for secondary school exit level learners. DAF is a private institution that offers a 3-year Diploma in Fashion. The course equips you with the correct tools to be successfully employed in the fashion industry.

The Academy has a contemporary approach to education. By discovering the world around them students are encouraged to explore the possibilities of what they could be. DAF students, with the guidance of passionate and enthusiastic facilitators, become dedicated, responsible and confident members of society.


Design Academy of Fashion (Pty) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the  Higher Education Act 1997. Certificate No.2010/HE07/002.

Design Academy of Fashion (Pty) Ltd is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee(HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education(CHE) to offer the 3 year Diploma:Fashion and the 1 year Higher Certificate: Fashion.

Design Academy of Fashion (Pty) Ltd is also registered on the National Qualifications Framework(NQF) of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as being registered by the department of Education to offer the 3 year Diploma:Fashion (SAQA ID: 74129 and the 1 year Higher Certificate: Fashion (SAQA ID 90647).

Design Academy of Fashion (Pty) Ltd is a member the Association of Private Providers of Education Training and Development (APPETD).