Top 3 skills you will achieve:
- Creating drawings using CAD
- Production of engineering graphics
- Drafting/Engineering mathematical techniques
Certificate III in Engineering - Technical (Drafting)
This course will introduce you to the discipline of drafting in an engineering environment. This is the first step towards a career in drafting. The purpose of the course is to familiarise you with 2D and 3D drafting environments and engineering graphics conventions.
This is a general course which provides you with an overview of the various industries that you could find employment in: construction, manufacturing, resources or government. The course incorporates some hands on workshop elements in order to provide students with some insight into the processes and considerations that drafters must incorporate into their work.
|Course Code:||WT41 (National ID: MEM30505)|| |
|Careers:||Drafter - Trainee/Junior (mechanical, fabrication, civil, structural engineering)|| |
Six months (1 semester) full time.
|How:||Full time, Apprenticeship/Traineeship|| |
|Where:||PERTH CAMPUS - Building 230 Aberdeen StreetNORTHBRIDGE6003|| |
|Intake:||Semester 1, Semester 2|| |
|International study available:||Yes|| |
|Online study available:||No|| |
|Uni pathway available:||No|| |
About the course Ask us a question about this course
This course provides a stepping stone into the broader engineering drafting industries. In 20 weeks with us, you'll become familiar with CAD packages: AutoCAD and SolidWorks or AutoCAD 3D, and how to set out engineering drawings according to Australian Standards. You will participate in hands on workshop projects that will introduce you to mechanical, manufacturing, engineering and construction concepts.
These projects will assist you develop your understanding of how drawings are transformed into buildings and manufactured items. You'll also gain skills in modern office practices, communication, OSH, quality controls, basic computations and sustainability concepts. Download our Mechanical Engineering flyer for information about our courses. For details about all the subjects offered in the Certificate III in Engineering download the Course Map.
By studying at Central you'll benefit from our new facilities at 30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge. As a Central student, you will also be eligible to download and install CAD software on your home PC in order to practice your skills.
Students seeking to pathway into the Diploma of Engineering are encouraged to enrol into additional mathematical units. You will be given more information about this option at enrolment.
Where this course can lead you
By studying a mechanical engineering/metallurgy qualification at Central you'll be entering an industry where metallurgists, mechanical drafters and engineering technicians are in high demand.
Your Certificate III - Engineering - Technical (Drafting) prepares you for roles such as:
Your Certificate III in Engineering - Technical (Drafting) opens the door for further qualifications at Central such as the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (Mechanical). With a higher qualification you can improve employment and earning potential.
Skills you will gain from this course
Central's mechanical engineering qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Create drawings with CAD
Create engineering graphics
Perform basic computations
Develop an awareness of manufacturing and construction concepts
|Plan:||WT41 - CU1108 - PSC|| |
|Description:||Complete 10 units: 3 core and 7 elective units|| |
Title: GROUP 03 - WORKSHOP CLUSTER
Description: Learners to complete all two (2) units listed below
|W5563||MEM18001C||Use hand tools|
|W7333||LMTGN4016A||Contribute to the development of products or processes|
Title: GROUP 02 - DRAFTING CLUSTER
Description: Learners to complete all four (4) units listed below
|W5426||MEM30001A||Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings|
|W5427||MEM30002A||Produce basic engineering graphics|
|W5443||MEM30004A||Use CAD to create and display 3D models|
|WB068||RIICCM203A||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
Title: GROUP 01 - OFFICE PRACTICE CLUSTER
Description: Learners to complete all four (4) units listed below
|D3655||MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|W5451||MEM16006A||Organise and communicate information|
|W5452||MEM16008A||Interact with computing technology|
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
An apprenticeship or traineeship is a structured employment based training program that allows you to have a job and be paid while you learn. In most instances practical experience at work is combined with complementary off-the-job training provided by Central Institute of Technology.
Apprenticeships lead to trade certification and nationally recognised qualifications.
Traineeships focus on entry level training in non-trade areas and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. Some school based traineeships are available to year 11 and 12 students who combine part time work with secondary studies via an approved training schedule. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are not available as an option for International students.
Please Note: The process for actually getting into an apprenticeship/traineeship (which involves finding an employer) is very different to the application process for normal study.
Information for international students
Central is one of Australia's largest VET colleges, and trains around 1700 students from more than 85 countries each year. In 2010, we were the inaugural winner of Western Australia's International Training Provider of the Year award and were again given this award in 2011.
Our campuses are conveniently located near the centre of Perth's CBD, making them easy to access via public transport. Central boasts excellent, state of the art facilities and resources and a friendly, safe and secure learning environment.
As a graduate, you are ensured direct pathways to further qualifications at Western Australian universities, or alternatively, the job ready skills you need to succeed in your career straight away.
We offer a dedicated International Centre which is focused on servicing International students, helping you with your personal and academic needs. Staff offer friendly, specialised support and guidance from your initial contact through to your graduation, to ensure that your experience at Central is enjoyable and rewarding.
Visit our international pages to find out more about studying at Central and life in Perth.
Find out from international students about their experiences studying at Central.
Courses available to international students at Central are delivered in partnership with Education and Training International RTO Provider No: 52395 CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G
Getting into this course
In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate developed maths and communication skills.
For school leavers:
This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement. A text version of this table is available here
For non-school leavers:
If you are not coming straight from school you still need to provide us with evidence that demonstrates you can meet the above entry requirement. The Training WA website has a skills calculator that can help you identify what previous experiences you can use as evidence.
Entry into Apprenticeships & Traineeships
The process for gaining a traineeship or an apprenticeship is quite different to entry into a full time or part time course studied on campus. The first, and most important, requirement is for you to find an employer who will take you on. With this employer you will then set up a training contract which specifies your work, your training and the length of time you will be contracted for. Training will be a combination of "on the job" training and in class study. One of the best places to start looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship is the ApprentiCentre. They can be also be called on 13 19 54.
The Application Process
The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.
Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.
Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.
Find out more here
Domestic full time students
Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees. Tuition fees are calculated according to the course hours for each unit. The resource fees cover the materials and services required to complete a unit.
Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. You may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
Tuition fees:Semester 1, 2014 approximate tuition fee: $1800 Whole course approximate tuition fee based on 1 semesters: $1800
Resource fees:Semester 1, 2014 approximate resource fee: $253
Total semester fees:Approximate cost for Semester 1, 2014 (tuition + resource): $2053
Please note these figures are based on full time study mode. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.
Paying your fees:Both tuition and resource fees for the upcoming semester should be paid in full at the time of enrolment. Find out how and where to pay for your course
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a concession (50% of the tuition fees) and if you are experiencing financial difficulties you may qualify for an instalment plan.
Find out more about financial assistance
International students:The total course cost for international students is $6,500 (duration 6 months). You will need to pay your course fees to ETI when you accept your offer.
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