QUALIFICATION

Undergraduate Certificate in Drafting for Building and Construction


National Code: CRS1400903
TAFE SA Code: AC00117


Description

The construction industry is one of the strongest industries in the country and it is rapidly adopting modern design technologies. This course equips new entrants and current construction workers with the essential required skills, thus increasing their employability. It is offered online to provide the study flexibility for regional students.

The course is part of the Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) (provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia). It was co-developed and is reviewed annually by an advisory group consisting of Industry and SA Universities.

The course is part of the Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) (provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia). It was co-developed and is reviewed annually by an advisory group consisting of Industry and SA Universities. The Industry membership includes: Drafting Solutions, KBR, Robert Bird group, WSP, MCM Services, Hansen Yunken and SA Structural.

Duration
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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

  • Certificate III or higher in an Engineering related
  • Completion of a recognised foundation or bridging course
  • Completion of at least six months full-time equivalent in a relevant degree course at a higher education institution
  • SACE completion or equivalent with Year 12 Specialist Mathematics OR Mathematical Methods OR General Mathematics or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 140
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Full Fee
$2,500

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • If you cannot meet the minimum eligibility requirements, you may be able to apply for entry based on disadvantage. Please email admissions@tafesa.edu.au to arrange a pre-admission interview including a literacy and numeracy test. The course coordinator will then determine eligibility.
    • This course is subsidised under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme. Limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available in 2021.
    • To be eligible for a CSP at $2,500 you must reside in Australia for your course AND be an Australian or NZ citizen or on a permanent visa. If you are not eligible fees are $10,625
    • If you are eligible for a subsidy CSP and need assistance to pay for the student contribution amount of $2,500, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan
    • If you are unable to complete the four subjects by 31 December 2021, the remaining subjects will be charged at the current standard rates. Further study under the Associate Degree award will also be charged at the current standard rates
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    FEE-HELP

    FEE-HELP is a Government loan scheme that assists eligible higher education students enrolled in eligible higher education courses to pay their tuition fees. Eligible students can choose to use a FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of their tuition fees.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This course provides a strong vocational outcome, as well as a pathway to an Associate Degree and then to University.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Undergraduate Certificate in Drafting for Building and Construction (CRS1400903)
    The course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to competently and efficiently use modern design drafting software.
    Design drafting is one of the fundamental elements of a Building and Construction engineering processes, and these skills are very much sought after by the Civil and Structural Consulting industry.
    The course covers the main three drafting software packages currently used in the consulting and construction industry:

    • AutoCAD, Revit and Civil3D as well as the implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) knowledge to create collaborative engineering solutions.
      To complete this course you are required to complete all 4 subjects.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Civil Drafting 150
    Civil/Structural Basic Drawing 150
    Computing for engineering 150
    Structural Design Drafting 150
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