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CPP40121 | 106738K

Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

Progress your career as a draftsperson with this hands-on course. Learn specialised skills including how to produce drawings and use 3D modelling software. Gain knowledge of legislation and codes governing the building industry.

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TIME 6 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$605 - $2,220
Subsidised
$1,325 - $2,945
Full Fee
$3,750 - $5,370
International
$6,500
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Course overview

Progress your career as a draftsperson with this hands-on course. Learn specialised skills including how to produce drawings and use software, and open up doors to career advancement or further study.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, job prospects within the building and design industry is very strong, and the sector is expected to continue experiencing high future growth. 

In this course you will learn specialist skills including the supervised production of drawings and documentation for Class 1 and 10 building designs using CAD software. You will also learn how to relate with others in the industry, how to choose construction materials and advise on appropriate building methods as well as learn how to ensure building designs comply with legislation and codes.

Successful completion of this course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to enter the building design industry to work as an entry-level drafter who supports building designers and architects. 

What can I do?

  • Architectural Draftsperson

Course outcome:

CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

University Pathways

TAFE Queensland's partnerships with Australia's top universities means you may be credited for your time with us if you decide to upgrade your qualification. Alternatively you can gain the Certificate IV and be applying for jobs in the building design and architecture industry after just six months or continue studying at TAFE Queensland to complete the Diploma of Building Design.

Industry experts

Our experienced teaching staff are still heavily embedded in the industry, so they know where the industry is headed and what skills employers are looking for.

What you will study.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 10 units of competency, consisting of 7 core and 3 elective units.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPPBDN4102
    Analyse building design drawings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPPBDN4102
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to read, interpret and analyse building design drawings for Class 1 and 10 buildings, as defined in the National Construction Code (NCC). It covers interpreting construction industry conventions for drawings and analysing drawings for different projects to identify design and technical features.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse building design drawings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPPBDN4104
    Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design documentation
    UNIT CODE :
    CPPBDN4104
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to interpret and apply relevant planning and building legislation for Class 1 and 10 building design projects. It includes investigating and interpreting planning and building legislation and approval requirements and National Construction Code (NCC) specifications for Class 1 and 10 buildings including deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) provisions.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design documentation

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPPBDN4105
    Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPPBDN4105
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare drawings that comply with planning and building approval requirements for Class 1 and 10 buildings as defined by the National Construction Code (NCC). It includes planning methods and processes for producing required documentation and checking drawings to confirm quality and consistency against technical expert documentation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPPBDN4107
    Investigate construction methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPPBDN4107
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to investigate construction methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings as defined in the National Construction Code (NCC). It includes determining the application, performance and interaction of contemporary construction methods against compliance with relevant legislation, the NCC and Australian Standards.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Investigate construction methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPPBDN4101
    Work effectively in a building design environment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPPBDN4101
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work effectively as a drafter in a building design environment. This includes completing drafting activities to support the designer, working safely and collaboratively and managing documentation for future retrieval.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in a building design environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPPBDN4103
    Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects
    UNIT CODE :
    CPPBDN4103
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that conform to Australian Standards and drawing protocols for building design projects, using computer-aided design (CAD) software. It includes preparing building design drawings from instructions, sketches and drawings for building design projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPPBDN4106
    Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings
    UNIT CODE :
    CPPBDN4106
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to investigate construction materials for Class 1 and 10 buildings, as defined in the National Construction Code (NCC). It includes determining the application and performance of commonly available construction materials and identifying suitable materials to comply with relevant sections of legislation, Australian Standards and the NCC.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,220
  • Subsidised: $2,945
  • Full fee: $5,370
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $605
  • Subsidised: $1,325
  • Full fee: $3,750
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
  • Concession: $605
  • Subsidised: $1,325
  • Full fee: $3,750
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $6,500
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $6,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
Classroom
  • International: $6,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,220
  • Subsidised: $2,945
  • Full fee: $5,370
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $605
  • Subsidised: $1,325
  • Full fee: $3,750
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
  • Concession: $605
  • Subsidised: $1,325
  • Full fee: $3,750
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $6,500
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $6,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
Classroom
  • International: $6,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $2,220
  • Subsidised: $2,945
  • Full fee: $5,370
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
Online
  • Concession: $605
  • Subsidised: $1,325
  • Full fee: $3,750
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time
  • Concession: $605
  • Subsidised: $1,325
  • Full fee: $3,750
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $6,500
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $6,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
Classroom
  • International: $6,500

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Certificate IV in Residential Drafting (CPP40121)

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Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

COURSE CODE: CPP40121
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. 

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Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

It is highly recommended that you have:

  • completed Year 12 (or equivalent) or have relevant experience and/or qualifications or are of mature age;
  • have sound literacy and numeracy skills; and
  • have sound computer skills.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

Domestic students

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.

You must also have access to a CAD or gaming quality computer. Windows machines are ideal as Autodesk programs are not available native to Mac machines. A dual boot system may be used, but there are known issues and no technical support offered for this by TAFE Queensland. Autodesk programs (Revit and AutoCad) can be downloaded for free as educational version. Required Adobe programs and Sketchup are available on campus, but it is recommended that you purchase your own copies to assist in completion of project and assessment work. More information will be supplied after enrolment or during orientation, as this software can be purchased after enrolment to access a student discount price.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class some building design resources and a portable external hard drive (no USBs). Details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation. Please note: the purchase of these items may incur additional costs of approximately $640.

International students

It is recommended that students 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 students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

There are additional costs associated with this course that are not included in your tuition fees. All information on Resources will be given at orientation;

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Textbooks and other related supplies are generally not included in the cost of the course. More advice regarding books and materials will be supplied at orientation

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

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. 

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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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