Undergraduate Certificate in Drafting for Building and Construction

National Code: CRS1400903
TAFE SA Code: AC00117


Work where the jobs are with this new course in drafting developed by TAFE SA to meet the needs of the construction industry. With skilled labour shortages across the sector, this is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor. You will be ready for work with all the essential skills you need. Design drafting is one of the fundamental elements of the building and construction engineering process and is constantly changing as the sector adopts new computer technologies The course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently use industry-standard design drafting software including the three leading drafting software packages AutoCAD, Revit, and Civil3D. You’ll also learn about using Building Information Modelling, or BIM, to create collaborative engineering solutions. Enjoy the flexibility of online study as you work towards a new job in drafting or take our customised pathway to a university degree.

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12 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate III or higher in an Engineering related area
  • 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
  • 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.

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  • Upfront Payment

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

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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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 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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