Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

Engineering drafting skills are in demand throughout a variety of industries.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
-
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Length
12 months
Qualification Code
MEM40412

With this qualification, you can plan on a career across the mechanical and manufacturing sectors, or you may choose to use this as part of your pathway towards higher qualifications.

You will learn to produce specialist engineering drawings to meet the needs of drafting in mechanical and machine construction and maintenance, steel fabrication and other fabrication services and assembly, mechanical and electrical services, fluid power, piping assembly and civil design. This program will suit school leavers, mature students returning to work or study as well as those with some experience who are looking to build on their skills. It is also available as a traineeship for students in employment with a training agreement.

You will have the opportunity to learn skills including to produce schematic drawings, create 3D models and to calculate stresses and force systems, among many more.

  • Mechanical engineering draftsperson
  • Technician
  • Civil draftsperson

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
MSAENV272B
APPLY MATHEMATICAL TECHNIQUES IN A MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT
MEM30012A
INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY
MEM16008A
ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION
MEM16006A
PERFORM CIVIL DRAFTING
UEPMNT419B
APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS
MSS402051A
APPLY COST FACTORS TO WORK PRACTICES
MSS402030A
SUSTAIN PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
MSS402002A
DETAIL BOLTS AND WELDS FOR STRUCTURAL STEELWORK CONNECTIONS
MSATCS302A
INTERPRET ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS FOR STRUCTURAL STEEL DETAILING
MSATCS301A
USE COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) TO CREATE AND DISPLAY 3-D MODELS
MEM30033A
PRODUCE BASIC ENGINEERING DRAWINGS
MEM30032A
OPERATE COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) SYSTEM TO PRODUCE BASIC DRAWING ELEMENTS
MEM30031A
ANALYSE A SIMPLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CIRCUIT
MEM30025A
PARTICIPATE IN QUALITY ASSURANCE TECHNIQUES
MEM30024A
PREPARE A SIMPLE COST ESTIMATE FOR A MANUFACTURED PRODUCT
MEM30023A
USE RESOURCE PLANNING SOFTWARE SYSTEMS IN MANUFACTURING
MEM30019A
ASSIST IN THE ANALYSIS OF A SUPPLY CHAIN
MEM30016A
ASSIST IN THE PREPARATION OF A BASIC WORKPLACE LAYOUT
MEM30013A
SET UP BASIC PNEUMATIC CIRCUITS
MEM30011A
SET UP BASIC HYDRAULIC CIRCUITS
MEM30010A
APPLY BASIC ECONOMIC AND ERGONOMIC CONCEPTS TO EVALUATE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
MEM30008A
SELECT COMMON ENGINEERING MATERIALS
MEM30007A
CALCULATE STRESSES IN SIMPLE STRUCTURES
MEM30006A
CALCULATE FORCE SYSTEMS WITHIN SIMPLE BEAM STRUCTURES
MEM30005A
REPORT TECHNICAL INFORMATION
MEM16014A
PROVIDE ADVANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE
MEM16003B
PERFORM BASIC STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL
MEM15001B
PERFORM COMPUTATIONS
MEM12024A
PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
MEM12023A
CREATE 3-D MODEL ASSEMBLIES USING COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN SYSTEM
MEM09221A
APPLY SURFACE MODELLING TECHNIQUES TO 3-D DRAWINGS
MEM09220A
PREPARE DRAWINGS FOR FABRICATED SHEET METAL PRODUCTS
MEM09219A
PARTICIPATE IN DRAFTING PROJECTS FOR BUILDING SERVICES
MEM09218A
PREPARE PLANS FOR PIPE AND DUCT FABRICATION
MEM09217A
INTERPRET AND PRODUCE CURVED 3-D SHAPES AND PATTERNS
MEM09216A
PRODUCE SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS FOR HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC FLUID POWER SYSTEMS
MEM09213A
PRODUCE DETAILED DRAWINGS OF STEEL TO NON-STEEL CONNECTIONS
MEM09212A
PRODUCE DRAWINGS OR MODELS FOR INDUSTRIAL PIPING
MEM09211A
CREATE 3-D SOLID MODELS USING COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) SYSTEM
MEM09210A
DETAIL BEARINGS, SEALS AND OTHER COMPONENTRY IN MECHANICAL DRAWINGS
MEM09209A
DETAIL FASTENERS AND LOCKING DEVICES IN MECHANICAL DRAWINGS
MEM09208A
PRODUCE DRAWINGS FOR RETICULATED SERVICES
MEM09207A
PRODUCE DRAWINGS FOR MECHANICAL SERVICES
MEM09206A
PRODUCE ELECTRICAL SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS
MEM09205A
PRODUCE BASIC ENGINEERING DETAIL DRAWINGS
MEM09204A
MEASURE AND SKETCH SITE INFORMATION
MEM09203A
PRODUCE FREEHAND SKETCHES
MEM09202A
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN AN ENGINEERING DRAFTING WORKPLACE
MEM09201A
INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
MEM09002B
SELECT WELDING PROCESSES
MEM05051A
PARTICIPATE IN PRODUCT ENGINEERING
LMTGN4002A
WORK IN A SOCIALLY DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT
FDFOP2005A
ESTIMATE AND COST WORK
CPCPCM4002A
WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS1001A
Contact hours: Mon/Tue/Wed 8.30 to 4.30. Combination of online delivery and F2F

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this program.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LKH

National course code: MEM40412

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$549$2,747$11,122

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.

The estimated material fees for this program are $75

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

The Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting offers a pathway with credit into the Diploma of Engineering - Technical

Please note that this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming years. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 18 December 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please submit an enquiry.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Design and Construc