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Residential Building Drafting

Architectural drafters and building designers hold key positions in many sectors of the construction industry. You will learn how to convert an idea into clear, dimensioned drawings, and to provide the builder with the necessary information for construction. With a healthy level of housing, public infrastructure works and mining projects in Western Australia, this is a field with good employment prospects. 

By studying at North Metropolitan TAFE, you will find yourself in an exciting and rewarding career under the supervision of architects, builders or building designers. With further studies, you can also work on industrial and commercial projects and even go on to be a supervisor or manager in the industry.

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CPP50911 D772 Building Design
Diploma On campus
TAFEADM, d772, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000007, Building, Q000003, archicad, revit, sustainability, residential, commercial, architect, architecture, CPP50911, drafting, building design, design, Q000013, planning, designer, draftsman, draftsperson, drafter,

Further your designing career in the building and construction industry

This course builds on the skills obtained in the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting and provides more drafting and design experience in ArchiCAD and Revit software for residential and small-scale building projects.

You will cover principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for design projects and occupational health and safety requirements for this booming industry.

    Once you've completed this Diploma you will be able to work in a design office on commercial and residential projects with architects, builders, and project managers.

    Gain these skills
    • Identify and produce estimated costs
    • Prepare concept designs and specifications
    • Produce and present 3-D models
    • Research and create client approved designs and drawings that are compliant
    • Research the best construction materials and methods for building and construction projects
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Spatial awareness and creativity
    • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
    • Comfortable working with computers
    • Good time management skills


    SC-PBC-V1144 Introduction into Digital Engineering, BIM and ISO 19650
    Short course On campus
    Building, Information, management, manager, Digital Engineering initiatives, framework for Digital Design, Construction, Operation, Digital Delivery of Building and Infrastructure, Q000000, Q000007, Q000013

    TAFE is the only training provider in WA offering a practice-based introduction to BIM

    This course will introduce you to Building Information Management (BIM), digital engineering and the requirements of ISO 19650. Architects undertaking this course may be eligible for up to five CPD points.

    Course aim

    To provide a practice-based introduction into Building Information Management, Digital Engineering and the requirements of ISO 19650.
    The accent will be on Digital Engineering initiatives in various State Governments and the push towards a common framework for digital design, construction and operation, awareness and a basic understanding of all practical steps involved in the digital delivery of building and infrastructure.

    Who should attend?
    • Those who want to understand the contractual and practical changes that the digital delivery of building and infrastructure brings
    • Those who look to discover the principle steps, tools and processes involved.
    Gain these skills
    • Practical hands-on experience and foundational understanding of the steps involved
    • Being of value to designers, consultants, subcontractors and suppliers.
    Session 1
    • Understanding the framework
    • Introduction to ISO19650, NatSpec BIM and other resources
    • Understanding what Information do I need from the client?
    • What obligations and roles do architects, consultants, builders and subcontractors have in BIM projects?
    • What are you required to deliver?

    Presented by Michael Ruehr

    Michael is the Group Revit Application Specialist at HASSELL. He has over 40 years experience in all facets of the building industry, working throughout Germany, India and Australia. Michael oversees and supports some of Australia’s biggest and most advanced digital engineering and BIM projects. He is also actively involved in international and Australian policy creation in this field. He brings together contractual, procedural and technical understanding of the challenges ahead. Michael has worked on some of Australia largest infrastructure projects including:

    • Optus Stadium
    • New Perth Museum
    • Four of WA Hospitals
    Session 2
    • To demonstrate practical methods of Revit modelling that enables good construction documentation and processes/output
    • Facilitating correct data input, scheduling and management that comply with BIM standards
    • The material covered will be tailored to suit the majority of the attendees.

    Presented by Shane Furlonger

    Shane is currently employed by Hassell as a Project BIM Manager. He has been working with Revit for 15 years and specialises in producing architectural models that enable easy transition from concept to construction documentation and beyond. Shane's recent projects include:

    • Perth Stadium Station
    • St Ives Lifestyle Village – Perth
    • The Ribbon – Sydney
    • Ezone UWA – Perth
    • Karingal Green Aged Care – Perth
    • Queens Wharf – Brisbane
    Session 3
    • Provides a summary of the requirements for successfully defining, inputting and maintaining digital data during the design and construction phases of a project
    • Where is the required data contractually defined?
    • How and where the data parameters are defined within the model
    • Managing and maintaining the data within the digital model.

    Presented by Phil Davies

    Phil is currently a Project BIM Manager at HASSELL. He has over 20 years experience working with design technology solutions within the building industry and has been performing BIM Management roles on large scale architectural projects here in WA since 2008. Phil previously spent 10 years as an Autodesk Software Applications Engineer within the UK. He has held the position of lead consultant BIM Manager on:

    • New Perth Museum
    • Optus Stadium
    • New Children’s Hospital - Telethon Kids
    • Perth Airport: Arrivals, Terminal 1 Expansion and New Pier
    Session 4
    • To provide a general understanding of Asset Information Requirements (AIR) in the project lifecycle
    • Alignment model data with AIR from client
    • Define workflow to capture and manage data in the model and/or data placeholder.

    Presented by Gus Purusha

    Gus Purusha is the BIM Manager working for the FAL project at Salini Impregillo NRW JV. He has over 15 years of BIM experience working on projects across Australia and South East Asia. Gus has worked on a diverse range of projects across various sectors including infrastructure, healthcare, education, hospitality, plus residential and commercial. Having previously delivered a few projects for FM handovers, Gus has a special interest for data management from BIM to FM. Hius project involvement includes:

    • Fiona Stanley Hospital
    • Midland Health Campus
    • Busselton Health Campus
    • Karratha Health Campus
    • Perth Stadium Station
    • The Westin Perth (480 Hay)
    • Queens Wharf Brisbane
    • Forrestfield Airport Link
    About your lecturer

    Martine Cason is a Fellow Architect with 34 years of architectural experience. She has been lecturing at TAFE since 2010 in conjunction with running her own practice. Martine is currently implementing the BIM process into her office. Martine is also on the AIA BIM committee who are actively involved with BIM processes.



    52757WA YN65 Residential Building Drafting
    Half price
    Certificate IV On campus
    TAFEADM, yn65, TAFE04, Q000000, Building and Construction, Q000007, Building, ArchiCAD, 52757wa, residential, design, autocad, single storey, passive solar, environmental, sustainability, architecture, drafting, building design, construction industry, Q000013

    A career by design

    This course will expose you to drafting residential buildings within the building and construction industry. You'll develop the knowledge and skills you'll need to draft residential buildings, both single and double storey. The skills you gain are practical and hands-on and as part of the course you will be required to design and document a residential project with an industry mentor. This practical experience will prove valuable in gaining employment and beginning your career in this industry.

    Our building design and construction qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

    Gain these skills
    • Create working drawings for residential projects
    • Create design concept drawings for residential projects
    • Understand construction technology and materials
    • Use 3D software (ArchiCAD)
    • Learn principles of passive solar design, environmental design
    • Rules and regulations for council approval
    • Understand building sustainability for Australian conditions
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Spatial awareness
    • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
    • Comfortable working with computers
    • Good time management skills


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