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What will I learn?

Get your career in drafting and design started with this practical course or update your computer-aided design (CAD) skills to take your career or study further.

Work Placement Duration: 70 hours

The course has work placement included as part of the course requirements. International students will undertake 2 weeks for 35 hours per week of work placement. More details will be provided once studies have commenced.

Course Notes

This course can be used as a pre-requisite course where students do not have maths for engineering programs.

The course will be taught in two campuses; 1 day at Tonsley Campus and 2 days at Regency campus.

Employment Outcomes

Successful completion of this course can lead to employment in a drafting office or as an engineering technician.

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

Certificate III in Engineering - Technical (MEM30505)

This course covers the skills needed to produce drawings and 3D models, and design and develop prototypes using computer-aided design (CAD) programs and processes. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 7 elective units.

Which department am I in?

Mining, Engineering and Automotive



Study options

Full Time (26 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$6,500.00 (US$ 4,488) per year
Fee Totals: AUD $6,500; Incidental Fees: AUD $500; International students will be required to purchase textbooks, steel cap boots and a high-visibility vest, sometimes known as hi-vis or hi-viz, that has highly reflective properties. They will also need to purchase long sleeved tops and long trousers. The approximate cost of these items is between AUD $200-AUD $500. Further details will be provided upon commencement
Start date

Expected January, July 2023


Regency Park Campus

137 Days Road,


South Australia,

5010, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.

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


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