Build your ability to use popular CAD software and produce compliant documentation for Class 1 and 10 buildings as a draftsperson or architectural assistant. After this course, you can complete further studies to become an accredited building designer.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Use CAD software like Revit and ArchiCAD to support building designers and architects in producing drawings for Class 1 and 10 building designs
Identify appropriate construction methods and materials
Apply compliance, planning and building requirements for building design documentation
Review and apply National Construction Code (NCC) compliance regulation around building and construction in various settings
Sketch and annotate structural components
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience producing drawings and documentation for Class 1 and 10 buildings
Confidence using industry CAD software
Exposure to simulated, realistic building design and drafting workplaces and settings
An understanding of National Construction Code (NCC) regulations and legislation pertaining to Class 1 and 10 buildings
A professional portfolio of work
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Attend a pre-enrolment interview with your teacher who will evaluate your skills to determine how we can best support your success or if an alternative pathway is recommended
Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test to assist us in designing your individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site. You can gain your white card during this course in the specialty unit CPCCWHS1001, or at a TAFE NSW campus that has an accredited work cover assessor.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Problem-solving skills and attention to detail
Planning and organisational skills to coordinate construction
Maths skills at a Year 12 or equivalent level
Confidence using a computer
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: draftsperson (supporting building designers and architects).
Licensing requirements regarding building design apply in some states and territories. For further information check with the relevant regulatory authorities in your state. Your teacher can also provide further information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Residential Drafting does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Residential Drafting does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 units of competency, including 7 core and 3 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.
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