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.
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.
Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.
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
The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.
Government Subsidised Place
Government Subsidised Place
|Full Fee Place|
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
*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 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
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.
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