CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

National ID
CPP40121
WA Course Code
BGI4
CRICOS code
108209H

Why choose this course?

If you are creative and technical minded, and love architecture, you will enjoy this qualification. Learn how to produce drawings and documentation to support building designers and architects undertaking residential building design projects. You will develop skills to present and document building projects using both manual and computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques that are relevant to current industry trends and practices. 

During your studies you will gain a broad range of specialist knowledge covering the range of materials and construction systems typically used in the local residential building industry. The course structure is based on construction and drafting skills to National Building Codes, Australian Standards and Local Planning Regulations so you should consider if these regulations are applicable in your own country. 

This qualification has been designed in consultation with the local industry groups such as architects, building designers and builders, to ensure that the you graduate with the drafting skills required.

Career opportunities

  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Building Designer

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12 with passes in English and Maths.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $14,260
  • Resources fee: $90
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

 

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting - BGI4
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 10 units. These 10 units are comprised of 7 core units and 3 elective units.


Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN4101 Work effectively in a building design environment
  • CPPBDN4102 Analyse building design drawings
  • CPPBDN4103 Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects
  • CPPBDN4104 Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design
  • CPPBDN4105 Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN4106 Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN4107 Investigate constructions methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN4108 Draw layout of required services for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN5102 Produce compliant designs for Class 1 and 10 building
  • CPPBDN5110 Inspect and assess sites to inform the design process

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course is based on producing assessments to replicate the work environment, evidence gathering methods such as a portfolio of work (drawings and details), projects and reports, knowledge based tests and assessments conducted in a simulated drawing office with deadlines to simulate a work environment.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. 

 

 

Learning resources may include access to online NMT created resources on Blackboard (learning guides, power-points, handouts), access to relevant software (CAD, MS office suite), computers, workplace manuals/procedures, NMT library catalogue, opportunities to engage with industry professionals via industry site visits and guest lectures, Australian and WA government legislation, WA Code of Practice - Safe Design of Building Structures 2008, and Australian standards building codes.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers with the capability to run BIM compatible CAD software, printers of suitable size and capacity to plot CAD generated drawings, industry standard BIM compatible CAD software, relevant information sources, such as on-line resources, internet, access to industry standard Microsoft software, A3 size parallel arm drawing/sketching boards,          levelling equipment comprising of automatic level, tripod, staff and associated equipment. Students have access to all software required for the course both on campus and off campus. All resources to undertake practical activities are provided by the College for student use.ie: surveying equipment, measuring equipment, site safety hard hats and vests.

 

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $14,260
  • Resources fee: $90
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

 

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting - BGI4
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 10 units. These 10 units are comprised of 7 core units and 3 elective units.


Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN4101 Work effectively in a building design environment
  • CPPBDN4102 Analyse building design drawings
  • CPPBDN4103 Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects
  • CPPBDN4104 Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design
  • CPPBDN4105 Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN4106 Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN4107 Investigate constructions methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN4108 Draw layout of required services for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN5102 Produce compliant designs for Class 1 and 10 building
  • CPPBDN5110 Inspect and assess sites to inform the design process

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course is based on producing assessments to replicate the work environment, evidence gathering methods such as a portfolio of work (drawings and details), projects and reports, knowledge based tests and assessments conducted in a simulated drawing office with deadlines to simulate a work environment.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. 

 

 

Learning resources may include access to online NMT created resources on Blackboard (learning guides, power-points, handouts), access to relevant software (CAD, MS office suite), computers, workplace manuals/procedures, NMT library catalogue, opportunities to engage with industry professionals via industry site visits and guest lectures, Australian and WA government legislation, WA Code of Practice - Safe Design of Building Structures 2008, and Australian standards building codes.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers with the capability to run BIM compatible CAD software, printers of suitable size and capacity to plot CAD generated drawings, industry standard BIM compatible CAD software, relevant information sources, such as on-line resources, internet, access to industry standard Microsoft software, A3 size parallel arm drawing/sketching boards,          levelling equipment comprising of automatic level, tripod, staff and associated equipment. Students have access to all software required for the course both on campus and off campus. All resources to undertake practical activities are provided by the College for student use.ie: surveying equipment, measuring equipment, site safety hard hats and vests.

 

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $14,260
  • Resources fee: $90
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

 

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting - BGI4
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 10 units. These 10 units are comprised of 7 core units and 3 elective units.


Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN4101 Work effectively in a building design environment
  • CPPBDN4102 Analyse building design drawings
  • CPPBDN4103 Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects
  • CPPBDN4104 Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design
  • CPPBDN4105 Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN4106 Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN4107 Investigate constructions methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN4108 Draw layout of required services for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN5102 Produce compliant designs for Class 1 and 10 building
  • CPPBDN5110 Inspect and assess sites to inform the design process

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course is based on producing assessments to replicate the work environment, evidence gathering methods such as a portfolio of work (drawings and details), projects and reports, knowledge based tests and assessments conducted in a simulated drawing office with deadlines to simulate a work environment.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. 

 

 

Learning resources may include access to online NMT created resources on Blackboard (learning guides, power-points, handouts), access to relevant software (CAD, MS office suite), computers, workplace manuals/procedures, NMT library catalogue, opportunities to engage with industry professionals via industry site visits and guest lectures, Australian and WA government legislation, WA Code of Practice - Safe Design of Building Structures 2008, and Australian standards building codes.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers with the capability to run BIM compatible CAD software, printers of suitable size and capacity to plot CAD generated drawings, industry standard BIM compatible CAD software, relevant information sources, such as on-line resources, internet, access to industry standard Microsoft software, A3 size parallel arm drawing/sketching boards,          levelling equipment comprising of automatic level, tripod, staff and associated equipment. Students have access to all software required for the course both on campus and off campus. All resources to undertake practical activities are provided by the College for student use.ie: surveying equipment, measuring equipment, site safety hard hats and vests.

 

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $14,260
  • Resources fee: $90
  • Materials fee: $0

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

 

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

Year 12
CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting - BGI4
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 10 units. These 10 units are comprised of 7 core units and 3 elective units.


Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN4101 Work effectively in a building design environment
  • CPPBDN4102 Analyse building design drawings
  • CPPBDN4103 Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects
  • CPPBDN4104 Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design
  • CPPBDN4105 Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN4106 Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN4107 Investigate constructions methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • CPPBDN4108 Draw layout of required services for Class 1 and 10 buildings
  • CPPBDN5102 Produce compliant designs for Class 1 and 10 building
  • CPPBDN5110 Inspect and assess sites to inform the design process

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course is based on producing assessments to replicate the work environment, evidence gathering methods such as a portfolio of work (drawings and details), projects and reports, knowledge based tests and assessments conducted in a simulated drawing office with deadlines to simulate a work environment.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use the matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. 

 

 

Learning resources may include access to online NMT created resources on Blackboard (learning guides, power-points, handouts), access to relevant software (CAD, MS office suite), computers, workplace manuals/procedures, NMT library catalogue, opportunities to engage with industry professionals via industry site visits and guest lectures, Australian and WA government legislation, WA Code of Practice - Safe Design of Building Structures 2008, and Australian standards building codes.

Facilities and equipment may include access to computers with the capability to run BIM compatible CAD software, printers of suitable size and capacity to plot CAD generated drawings, industry standard BIM compatible CAD software, relevant information sources, such as on-line resources, internet, access to industry standard Microsoft software, A3 size parallel arm drawing/sketching boards,          levelling equipment comprising of automatic level, tripod, staff and associated equipment. Students have access to all software required for the course both on campus and off campus. All resources to undertake practical activities are provided by the College for student use.ie: surveying equipment, measuring equipment, site safety hard hats and vests.

 

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

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Last updated on December 1, 2022