Certificate IV in Residential Drafting - CPP40121

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 03020E

This qualification reflects the role of entry level drafters who support building designers and architects. Drafters produce drawings and documentation and use CAD software to draft and document residential Class 1 and 10 building designs under the supervision of licensed or accredited building designers or architects. Practice at this level is underpinned by the knowledge of construction methods and materials and the application of relevant compliance, planning and building requirements for Class 1 and 10 buildings.Class 1 and 10 building classifications are defined in the National Construction Code (NCC).Licensing requirements applyto building design in some states or territories. For further information check with the relevant regulatory authority.


  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Draw layout of required services for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Research architectural styles and movements
  • Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects
  • Produce digital 3-D models of building designs
  • Work effectively in a building design environment
  • Produce compliant designs for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Investigate construction methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • Inspect and assess sites to inform the design process
  • Set up BIM capable software and files for building design drafting projects
  • Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design documentation
  • Analyse building design drawings

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
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  • Full-time : 6 months

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