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Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Architectural Draftsperson
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CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

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Course overview

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. 

Units

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
CPPBDN4102
Analyse building design drawings
CPPBDN4104
Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design documentation
CPPBDN4105
Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPPBDN4107
Investigate construction methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPPBDN4101
Work effectively in a building design environment
CPPBDN4103
Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects
CPPBDN4106
Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPPBDN4108
Draw layout of required services for Class 1 and 10 buildings
CPPBDN4109
Research architectural styles and movements

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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

Payment options

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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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
Important Information

Important Information


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 1Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.0 and 12.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland