Built Environment

MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering – Technical

MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering – Technical covers the skills and knowledge required for a draftsperson producing specialist engineering drawings within an engineering design environment.  The course will provide a knowledge of the technical and design systems, including CAD, as they pertain to engineering, as well as an understanding of the administrative processes necessary in achieving the desired outcomes for engineering projects.

Career Opportunities

Engineering drafting personnel are employed in both government and private sector engineering offices.  The public sector areas in which engineering drafters gain employment include:  Housing, Health and Community Services, and building facilities departments of local, state and federal governments.  They are in high demand by other allied professions like architects, town planners and builders for their expertise.

Dates and Times

Statewide – Online – Information Booklet
Classroom based – Clarence and Burnie – Intakes closed for 2017

Clarence Campus

  • Rolling Intake (Online only)
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling Intake (Online only)
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus

  • Rolling Intake (Online only)
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

The course will be offered full time on campus, and also Online.

In the North learning will be Online but supported by regular, Face to Face tutorials.

Learning will be delivered by the following methods:

    • Lectures and presentations
    • Research activities
    • Print Based Learning Materials
    • Individual projects
    • Videos or webinars
    • Online

Staff from the Built Environment and Engineering team are available to advise you on which units best suit certain career paths.

All of our teaching staff have had extensive work experience within, and in conjunction with, engineering and drafting. In addition to this our staff also hold a variety of professional and technical qualifications relevant to engineering drafting.Assessment options include:

Assessment Process

  • Short written assessment – question and answer style sheet
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based
  • Questioning – research topic and provide a written response
  • Scenarios


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Qualification Requirements

Students must successfully complete 10 units of competency for this qualification, comprising of 3 core units and 7 elective units.

Areas of Study

  • Interacting with computer technology
  • Technical, civil and structural drafting
  • Reporting technical information
  • Sustainability
  • Computer aided design (CAD) 2D and 3D
  • Measure and sketch site information
  • Basic engineering drawing


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