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MEM40412

Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

Progress your career in engineering drafting with this advanced qualification. Develop your skills in computer aided drafting (CAD) and 3D modelling to become a technical officer or draftsperson.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Acacia Ridge Starts anytime Duration: 2 years
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$8,580

Course overview

Develop your skills in technical drawing and design with this advanced qualification. Become a draftsperson or technical officer and open the possibilities of further study and career advancement. Your technical and design skills will be in demand in a range of industries, such as building and construction, civil construction and engineering, where more specialised skills are needed.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, job prospects for civil engineering draftspersons and technicians are strong. The sector is expected to experience moderate future growth with around 3,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

This course will assist you to develop skills in the creation of drawings and specifications for almost any purpose from engineering components to large structures. You will learn hand sketching and develop extensive skills in computer aided design (CAD) and 3D modelling. Choose from a variety of streams including engineering drawing, math and specialised CAD operations.

Successful completion of this course will give you the opportunity to become a practicing designer, draftsperson or technician. It will add to your skill set as a tradesperson or drawing office assistant to advance your engineering design career and put you on the path to further study.

What can I do?

  • Technical Officer
  • CAD Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

Course outcome:

MEM40412 Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

Flexible options

We know that life is busy, that's why our courses are designed to be flexible. Our mixed-mode delivery means you can complete components of your study online at a time that suits you. If you prefer to learn in a face-to-face setting, our evening option works perfectly around your other commitments.

Further study

Advance your career even further. The Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting is the perfect stepping stone to the Diploma of Engineering - Technical and to becoming a senior technical officer. You'll receive credit from your Certificate IV to complete your qualification sooner. You can even follow your pathway to university.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 11 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16006A
    Organise and communicate information
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16006A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise and communicate information

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM16008A
    Interact with computing technology
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM16008A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers accessing, inputting and storing information used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Interact with computing technology

  • UNIT CODE
  • MEM30012A
    Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
    UNIT CODE :
    MEM30012A
    Unit description :

    This unit covers applies the concepts of mathematics to appropriate and simple engineering situations within the individual's area of engineering expertise.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAENV272B
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAENV272B
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
Anytime
up to 6 months per unit
up to 2 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $8,580
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
2 years
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $8,580
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 6 months per unit
Part time, 1 night per week - teacher assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes.
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $8,580
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
Online
  • Full fee: $8,580
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $8,580
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
Anytime
up to 6 months per unit
up to 2 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $8,580
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
2 years
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $8,580
Eagle Farm
Anytime
up to 6 months per unit
Part time, 1 night per week - teacher assisted via scheduled Zoom online classes.
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $8,580
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
Online
  • Full fee: $8,580
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Anytime
up to 2 years
Part time off-campus 15 hours per week
  • Full fee: $8,580

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Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting (MEM40412)

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Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

COURSE CODE: MEM40412
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

A sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended and highly desirable.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Auto CAD and Inventor Software - Free download option is available - http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/all

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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