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.
Builds on your skills from the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting
You'll gain more experience in using ArchiCAD and Revit software and cover principles of energy efficient design and sustainability for residential and small-scale building projects.
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.
Draw on your practical, hands-on skills needed to draft residential buildings
Learn to create design concepts and working drawings, gain skills in ArtchiCAD and work on a project with an industry mentor.
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.