Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This qualification provides building design drafters with the competencies required to support building designers and architects. The building design drafter may work on a wide range of building design projects, including high rise commercial projects, but always under the supervision and instruction of an appropriately licensed or accredited architect or building designer. The role of the drafter includes using building information modelling (BIM)-capable current industry standard building design software to produce drawings and documentation required by clients and stakeholders, and for the planning and building authorisation processes. It also involves researching and applying relevant information, including drawings and reports from other construction professionals and compliance requirements relevant to specific projects. The drafter also provides administrative support to the design team, including data collection and storage, and file management.

Course Fee:


International: $15,300

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects; Research and apply compliance requirements to technical construction documentation; Collect, apply and store building design project information; Set up BIM-capable software and files for building design drafting projects; Review and report structural integrity of building designs; plus more. Electives: Work safely in the construction industry; Produce construction detail drawings; Analyse building design drawings and review findings; Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects; plus more.

Further information:

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Architectural Draftsperson,
Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No Full time 1 year
Casuarina No Part time 2 years
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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