Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

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Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $8586

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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Description

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required for a detail draftsperson producing specialist engineering drawings within an engineering or manufacturing work environment.

Application

The qualification has been developed with manufacturing and engineering-related industry sectors as a focus and may be packaged to meet the specific needs of drafting in mechanical and machine construction and maintenance, steel fabrication, other fabrication services and assembly, mechanical services, electrical services, fluid power, piping assembly, and so on.

Application of this qualification involves producing detail drawings according to engineering design intent and required Australian Standards (AS). Skills required include use of computer-aided design (CAD) software functions and ability to apply industry and discipline specific knowledge to produce models, drawings and schematics for specialised engineering-related areas of industry. Skills required include knowledge of engineering principles for the specialised area as well as mathematics together with appropriate drafting skills. The qualification applies to drawings produced to specifications required by designers and to all relevant standards, including AS 1100.101–1992 Technical drawing – General principles. Skills covered may also include information gathering, such as on-site visits, calculations, consultations and research.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).

Jobs

Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:

Technicians and Trades Workers

34%

Technicians and Trades Workers
Machinery Operators and Drivers

17.6%

Machinery Operators and Drivers
Professionals

13.1%

Professionals

Industries

Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:

Manufacturing

23.6%

Manufacturing
Mining

14%

Mining
Construction

13.9%

Construction

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 


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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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