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What will I learn?

This course was created by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the civil and structural consulting industry in South Australia. Designed in collaboration with industry, the course prepares detailed drawings and plans for civil engineering work in support for civil engineering professionals.

Course Notes

International students who do not have Year 12, the Maths subject requirement at Year 12 level or the overseas equivalent, will be required to complete the Certificate III in Engineering-Technical to satisfy the entry for this Associate Degree. The Certificate III in Engineering - Technical will provide a foundation of Maths to prepare the student for success in the Associate Degree.

This qualification has provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia. Graduates of this course are eligible for migration skills assessment by Engineers Australia. The occupational outcome of this assessment is in the Engineering Associate (Draftsperson) category. The specific occupation code depends on the program studied and on the Engineers Australia guidelines. See the Engineers Australia website for further details.

This course is offered in blended study mode. This means that you learn in a mixture of classroom and online environments. On campus learning will be scheduled but online learning can provide more flexibility. Lecturer support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.

The Associate Degree will be taught 30% at Regency Campus and 70% at Tonsley Campus, and some classes may be held in the evening. More details will be provided upon commencement into the Associate Degree.

As part of the Associate Degree program, TAFE SA will provide work experience and/or industry-based project opportunities. While optional, these activities, will give you first-hand experience of the workplace, allowing you to test your skills and make valuable industry contacts.

Employment Outcomes

Civil and Structural Engineering underpins the planning, design and construction of private and public buildings and facilities, bridges and roads, water infrastructure and more. The industry has two major branches: design (also known as engineering consulting) and construction. The Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) was developed by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the engineering consulting industry in South Australia. This industry is in need of specialized highly trained paraprofessional staff. You will work as a design drafter or technical officer supporting engineers. Your work may involve preparing drawings, documentation and specifications, inspecting works and cost estimation.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) (CRS )

Topics include construction practice, mathematics, computing for engineering, basic drawing, construction geotechnics, water infrastructure, civil drawing, structural analysis, environmental engineering, computer science and project management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 2 elective units.

Which department am I in?

Mining, Engineering and Automotive

CRICOS

092138J

Study options

Full Time (104 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$18,200.00 (9,78,495) per year
Fee Totals: AUD $36,400; Incidental Fees: AUD $500; International students will be required to purchase text books, steel cap boots and a high-visibility vest, sometimes known as hi-vis or hi-viz, that has highly reflective properties. Students also will need to successfully undertake the unit 'Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry' commonly known as a White Card at their own cost. The approximate cost of these items is between AUD $200-AUD $500
Start date

25 July 2022, 30 January 2023

Venue

Tonsley Campus

1284 South Road,

CLOVELLY PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate: English A or B grade (score of 5-7). Minimum academic entry is completion of Year 12 or equivalent. IELTS Academic 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – iBT: Score of 46, with reading: 4-7, listening: 4-6, speaking: 14-15, and writing: 14-17; Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum 42 with 36 in all for communicative skills ((listening, reading, writing and speaking); Occupational English Test OET: Pass; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): Overall score of 162 with a minimum of 154 in all bands; Intensive English Language Institute (IELI): English for Academic Purposes 2 (C grade); GCE O Levels English/1119 English: C6.

For international students

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands or equivalent.

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 including Year 12 Maths or overseas equivalent or see course notes below for alternative TAFE SA pathways.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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