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CPP40115 Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting

2019

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Overview

Casuarina

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Occupation types
Architectural Draftsperson

The building design drafter uses 2D, 3D computer aided drawing (CAD) software and building information modelling (BIM) processes to support building designers and architects.

Drafters work on all classes of buildings including residential, multi-residential, commercial and industrial projects to produce drawings and documentation for planning and building permit approvals.

Administrative roles are significant for the drafter, researching statutory and regulatory requirements for application into designs as well as manual and digital file integration, control and archive management.

Using contemporary tools and industry-specific software, drafters carry out a range of tasks that typically include:

  • collecting and storing project information
  • researching and evaluating construction legislation, codes, standards, methods and materials
  • setting up computer aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM) software files and producing digital building designs
  • analysing and checking building designs for compliance with legislation, codes and standards
  • producing documentation for planning and building approval
  • providing support to building project designers

International Students

This qualification is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 095139F).

Refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses for course and fee information.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Building Design include:

  • Building Design Drafter

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Pathways from the qualification

Bachelor of Design

On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Course information flyer(s)


2019 Course Information Flyers will be published early in 2019.

Entry requirements

For CDU entry requirements, refer to the relevant course information flyer or contact the VET team.

International Students

Please refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/futurestudents-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Course fees

2019 VET fees will be published early in December 2018.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

International Students

International Full Fees

International course fees are included on the International Course Listing page. Select the VET tab for more information.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CPP Property Services Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Casuarina

    Study Mode: Internal
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Building Technology
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7508
Fax: N/A
Email: vet.buildtech@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE IV IN a total of FIFTEEN (15) units of competency must be completed comprising NINE (9) Core and SIX (6) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 985.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CPPBDN4001 Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects
95
CPPBDN4002 Research and apply compliance requirements to technical construction documentation
40
CPPBDN4003 Collect, apply and store building design project information
30
CPPBDN4004 Set up BIM-capable software and files for building design drafting projects
40
CPPBDN4005 Review and report structural integrity of building designs
95
CPPBDN4006 Import and transpose information from external sources into digital building design drawings
40
CPPBDN4007 Store and retrieve building design documentation 30
CPPBDN4008 Produce digital building design concept drawings
90
CPPBDN5017A Produce 2-D building design drawings using CAD software
40
  Total nominal hours for core units
500
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CPPBDN4009 Analyse building design drawings and review findings
55
CPPBDN4010 Prepare documentation for planning approval
120
CPPBDN4011 Prepare documentation for building approval
100
CPPBDN4012 Provide support to project building designers
50
CPPBDN4013 Produce construction detail drawings
100
CPPBDN5007A Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects
60
  Total nominal hours for elective units
485
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
985

 

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

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To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

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Everything you need to get apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

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Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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