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Architecture and drafting courses

Architecture and Drafting courses offer students a chance to expand on their architectural knowledge and learn how to apply their expertise in a business setting.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background comprehension you need to accomplish planning, surveying and inspection tasks within any architecture and drafting role. 

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Architecture Courses

With our industry expert teachers, you'll get a working knowledge of a variety of areas from residential architecture to historical preservation. Enrol in one of our 15 architecture courses.

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Drafting Courses

With industry expert teachers and a TAFE NSW qualification, your detailed working technical drawings will bring building projects to life. Enrol in one of our 8 drafting courses.

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Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

Course code: MEM40412

This course is for people employed as a trainee of draftsperson working in specialist engineering or manufacturing sectors such as in mechanical, machine construction and maintenance, steel fabrication, mechanical services, electrical services, fluid power or piping assembly organisations. You will acquire skills and knowledge to produce detail drawings according to engineering designs and Australian Standards (AS). The skills you will develop include use of computer-aided design (CAD) software functions and ability to apply industry and discipline specific knowledge to produce models, produce drawings and schematics for specialised engineering-related areas of industry. Other skills covered in this course may include information gathering, such as onsite visits, calculations, consultations and research. The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to between you, your employer and the TAFE College.

Statement of Attainment in 2D Computer Aided Drafting Introduction Course

Course code: 160-16425V01

Introduction to using 2D computer aided drafting using AutoCAD. The course is aimed at existing apprentices, tradesman and any staff interested in drafting with a computer aided program. No previous experience is required but students require reasonable computer skills. Students will be able to download the CAD program for free from the Autodesk site as an educational only version. 2D drafting is used across a range of engineering, construction and manufacturing industries. The program is predominantly for drawing parts, machinery, buildings, diagrams and structural steel components. This course is 24 hours in duration delivered as 3 hours, one night a week over 8 weeks. Additional home practice will be required. Applicants may use this course as a lead into a future course in 3D modelling using CAD

Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology (CAD/Drafting)

Course code: MSA40108

This course is designed to help you enter and maintain a career in the manufacturing industry. The course supports the Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology, specialising in CAD/Drafting. You will learn how to use and apply CAD/Drafting skills to assist in the design and making of manufactured products. A career option in Drafting and Design covers both Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and traditional drafting principles as well as electives in information technology and manufacturing processes and operations. On finishing, you could be employed in a range of roles such as Detail Draftsperson or CAD Operator. This Certificate IV course has been registered as a Technology Cadetship that should be completed over a two (2) year period. The Technology Cadetship allows you to be employed and to undertake training at TAFE NSW while you learn on the job. After completing this course there are a number of Technology career opportunities and pathways available to reflect the diverse skills needed in manufacturing enterprises. For more information contact your local TAFE College. The Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology, specialising in CAD/Drafting, course number 19070, is embedded within this Certificate IV qualification. While the Certificate III requires ten (10) units for completion the Certificate IV requires fifteen (15) units. You can progress from the Certificate III course to the Certificate IV and receive full recognition for all units achieved in the Certificate IV course.

TAFE Plus Statement in AutoCAD - Level 2

Course code: 158-22752V01

Advanced skills and applications using AutoCAD software for architectural purposes. Builds on basics learned in AutoCAD Level 1 program. Study a range of techniques and skills in AutoCAD including: dimensions, hatching, paper space, change properties, blocks, viewports, grips, inquiry, content explorer, aerial view, double line and more. (6 CPD Points)

TAFE Plus Statement in AutoCAD - Level 1

Course code: 158-22749V01

Introduces AutoCAD software for architectural purposes. Learn how to set up drawing environment (using units, limits, layers, line types), learn the commands used to draw (line, rectangle, circle, ellipse, polygon, arc), how to zoom, pan and erase, copy, mirror, fillet, offset, move, rotate, extend, trim, stretch and print the drawing you have created. (12 CPD Points)

Statement of Attainment in 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Course code: TDP-R5001V01

This course applies to the production of 3D models utilising computer equipment. Operations include, the creation and manipulation of entities such as arcs and lines and primitives such as spheres, cones, cylinders and boxes using industrial software. The unit applies to the fields of mechanical, electrical/electronic, fabrication, and fluid power.

Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design

Course code: RII40815

This qualification reflects the role of people providing design support for professional Engineers. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine, for example, this might include civil works drafting. They are responsible for applying the design work instructions and practices to ensure the quantity and quality of the output of others and contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

TAFE Plus Statement in Introduction to Revit (3D CAD)

Course code: 158-28758V01

Learn how to prepare simple house plans using Autodesk Revit software. Learn how to design with both parametric 3D modelling and 2D drafting elements creating intelligent objects to represent real physical building components such as walls and doors. (Accrues 10 building CPD points)

Diploma of Engineering - Technical

Course code: MEM50212

This course is for people aiming at employment in the metal and engineering industry in occupations at engineering technician level carrying out tasks such as engineering design and quality control/assurance monitoring. You will gain compulsory competencies in organising and analysing information, interacting with computing technology and selecting engineering materials. You will also gain a range of elective competencies in areas relevant to your current or intended employment, such as CAD, drafting, quality control/assurance, basic fluid power, basic mechanical design, production scheduling, cost estimating and non-destructive testing. The course duration will vary depending on the training pathway agreed to between you, your employer and the TAFE College.

TAFE Statement in AutoCAD Level 1

Course code: 165-600038V01

This course will give you an overview of the AutoCAD operating system commands, menus and techniques, and the skills and knowledge necessary to produce 2D annotated working drawings for a wide variety of drafting disciplines. Topics include AutoCAD menus, AutoCAD toolbars, two dimensional drawing commands, AutoCAD terminology, the AutoCAD drawing editor and how to co-ordinate systems. You will also learn basic plotting and printing techniques, layers, colours and linetypes, hatching and get an introduction to Modelspace and Paperspace concepts. AutoCAD 2017 by Autodesk will be used in the completion of this course.

TAFE Statement in AutoCAD Level 2

Course code: 165-600039V01

This course will give you an overview of the AutoCAD operating system commands, menus and techniques, and the skills and knowledge necessary to produce 2D annotated working drawings. This course will teach yout advanced AutoCAD commands for 2D and 3D. This will enable you to complete more advanced two dimensional and three dimensional annotated drawings for a wide variety of drafting disciplines. Topics covered are: 1. Paperspace/Modelspace 2. AutoCAD templates 3. Advanced AutoCAD 2D commands 4. Blocks and Block libraries 5. Isometric drawings 6. External referencing 7. 3D User Co-ordinate systems 8. 3D Wireframe 9. 3D Solid modelling 10. 3D Rendering. Software version AutoCAD 2010 by Autodesk will be used. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Students must have completed AutoCAD Level 1 or have equivalent experience.

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What job opportunities could an architecture or drafting course lead to?

An architecture or drafting course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from preparing and drafting designs for residential projects to surveying major national infrastructure.

Qualifications in architecture and drafting can lead to a job as an architect, building designer, CAD technician, building informational modeller or landscape architect. The average weekly salary for an architect is $1,634. 

Whether you're just starting out in your architecture and drafting career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE courses in the area include Engineering, Industrial Design, Building Design, Engineering Drafting, Manufacturing Technology, Surveying and Spatial Information Services and Rural Operations.