National code: MSA30208

Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology (CAD/Drafting)

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Overview About this course

Build an exciting career in drafting and detailing as you learn to use state-of-the-art CAD software applications. Create engineering drawings and 3D models for architects, engineers, fabricators and builders in a general CAD drafting environment.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use computer aided drafting (CAD) to create engineering drawings and 3D models

  • Interpret technical drawings

  • Work with others to communicate and plan

  • Produce engineering drawings to industry standards

  • Use editing and transfer tools and methods to modify drawing elements

  • Apply dimensions, text and symbols to drawing elements

  • Use a number of different drafting and modelling software applications

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • The ability to use foundational computer aided drafting (CAD) software for the engineering industry

  • Exposure to simulated, realistic manufacturing design and drafting workplaces and settings

  • An understanding of structural development and construction, working to industry standards and codes

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Digital literacy

  • Access to a computer with internet connection

  • Problem solving skills and attention to detail

  • When you enrol you may receive student software packs. Please check with Autodesk for eligibility to download a free student version of AutoCAD, Revit and Inventor

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: drafters and modellers in a range of industries.

Study pathways

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The Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology (CAD/Drafting) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology (CAD/Drafting) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 units of competency, including 3 core and 8 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.

  • Apply quality standards MSS402051A

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSAENV272B

  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment MEM30012A

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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

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