Built Environment

MEM40412 Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

MEM40412 Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting covers the skills and knowledge required for a draftsperson producing specialist engineering drawings within an engineering design environment. The course will provide an integrated knowledge of the technical and design systems 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

Clarence Campus

  • Rolling Intake
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling Intake
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus

  • Rolling Intake
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

In 2017 the course will be offered full time and part time on campus, and also via eLearning / Flexible Delivery.
In the North learning will be by Distance 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 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 Process

Assessment options include:

  • 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

Tasmanian Students:  $1,835
Tasmanian Concession Students:  $370
Commercial Students:  $9,460

Please note that other fees, for example text books are not included

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

Qualification Requirements

Students must successfully complete 15 units of competency for this qualification, comprising of 4 core units and 11 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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