Academy of Sound Engineering is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) with the Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET) Accreditation number 2009/HE07/011

All of the Academy’s qualifications are accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

To see the latest register of PHEI’s please click HERE

Use the "Book Application" Link to set up a one-on-one meeting with one of our staff, [Mon - Fri | 09h00 - 16h00] Alternatively follow the "Open Days" Link to join us on selected Saturdays.  


Independent accommodation facilities are available; as ASE is housed in the SABC we do not have on-site accommodation but there is accommodation available in the area where we are situated.

Braamfontein accommodation: or 011 489 1900

• Parktown Views: or 011 403 0554

• Let&Stay: or 087 808 6956 or

• Uni-Stay: or 011 482 7672

• Mill Junction Newtown

• Websites like and search for suburbs:

• Auckland Park

• Richmond

• Milpark

• Melville

• Braamfontein

• Brixton

• Newtown

Foreign Student Policy

Foreign students (i.e. non-SA residents) who wish to enrol at ASE must be in possession of a valid study permit.

Invitation letters can be arranged by our admin office, please let us know which course you wish to study, your ID/passport details, full name and surname, postal and street address and contact number.

Course fees (tuition and additional costs) must be paid in full prior to commencement of the course.

All prices reflected are indicted in the South African Rand.


Head Office

82 Richmond Drive

Auckland Park

Opposite SABC Radio Park

Tel: 011 482 9200

Fax: 011 482 9203‍‍‍

Every picture in this website is a true representation of Academy of Sound Engineering’s equipment, location, facilities, or events in which this equipment, staff or students were involved.

ACADEMY OF SOUND ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD was founded in 1997 by George Hattingh Snr.

‍‍‍Academy of Sound Engineering is accredited by the following bodies: International accreditation: AVID as a Pro School. Apple as an Authorized Training Centre for Education. South Africa: Council on Higher Education (HEQC Reference no: H/PR271/E001CAN, E003CAN, E005CAN). Academy of Sound Engineering (PTY) Ltd (ASE). [registration] 1997/008334/07 [VAT] 4760197717 [directors] Cristo Hattingh, George Hattingh, Michelle van der Merwe, Nick Matzukis, Timothy Kraft (MD). ASE is registered as a private higher education institution in terms of section 54(1)(c) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997) and Regulation 16(4)‍‍‍(a) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions 2002, to offer its registered programmes at the following site of delivery: A. Johannesburg, Auckland Park (SABC) Premises. ASE is registered to offer the following programmes: (1) B.Sc. Sound Engineering Technology (2) Diploma in Sound Engineering (3) Higher Certificate in Audio Technology (4) Diploma in Audio Technology (5) Higher Certificate in Television and Screen Media (6) Diploma in Television and Screen Media. Registration certificate No. 2009/HE07/011‍‍‍