Building & Design


Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting




Are you creative and technical-minded? Successful completion of this course may help you find employment opportunities assisting architects, builders, and building designers as a draftsperson. You will work with assisting in the design of all components in the construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings, using AutoCAD, Revit and other programs. This course also incorporates the legislative requirements designers must adhere to for buildings, whether it be council or government restrictions. This course will directly articulate into the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) program at Wodonga TAFE.

Learning Outcomes

- Apply technology to the design of residential and commercial buildings - Designing safe and sustainable buildings - Relevant legislation and building codes - Produce drawings and designs for presentation - Legislative requirements for constructions - Select and allocate construction materials - Site survey and analysis

Compulsory Units

CPPBDN4001 Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects CPPBDN4002 Research and apply compliance requirements to technical construction documentation CPPBDN4003 Collect, apply and store building design project information CPPBDN4004 Set up BIM-capable software and files for building design drafting projects CPPBDN4005 Review and report structural integrity of building designs CPPBDN4006 Import and transpose information from external sources into digital building design drawings CPPBDN4007 Store and retrieve building design documentation CPPBDN4008 Produce digital building design concept drawings CPPBDN5017A Produce 2-D drawings for building design projects using CAD software CPPBDN4010 Prepare documentation for planning approval CPPBDN4011 Prepare documentation for building approval CPPBDN4013 Produce construction detail drawings CPPBDN5007A Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects CPPBDN5002A Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects BSBCOM402 Implement processes for the management of a breach in compliance requirements


The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different student’s needs will be selected, including written work, practical work, demonstrations and exhibiting your work and skills.


If you haven't achieved the following unit, you will be required to undertake this further one day course: "OHS Construction Induction White Card (Unit CPCCOHS1001A: Work safely in the construction industry" in order to complete this qualification.


By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification.


- Draftsperson to a design or architectural business - Assistant to building designer - Assistant to an architect

Delivery Methods

- Blended – Teaching and assessment will be conducted on-campus and online.


- McKoy Street Main Campus VIC


12 Months

When You Can Start

February 2019

Delivery Schedule

9am-5pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb-Nov. Additional self-directed studies are expected (three days per week). BLENDED LEARNING, FULL-TIME: 12 Months


There are no entry requirements for this course, however we recommend you have at least completed year 10. Prior to enrolment you will need to attend a pre-training review. During this course you will be required to attend building sites. Therefore, you must hold a current OHS Construction Induction White Card (Unit CPCCOHS1001A: Work safely in the construction industry) in order to complete relevant units. If you have not achieved this exact unit CPCCOHS1001A, you will need to enrol in the course separately with Wodonga TAFE. This course runs for one day.


Government Funded $2,895.00 (Tuition $2,895.00, Materials $0.00) Concession $577.00 (Tuition $577.00, Materials $0.00) Fee For Service $4,825.00 (Tuition $4,825.00, Materials $0.00)

Fees Additional Information

The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the Enrol Now tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.

Materials Included In Fees

- Learning resources

How to apply

2019 Applications will be open soon. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly Customer Engagement team on 1300 69 8233 or email


This course articulates into the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22268VIC

When You Can Enrol

Apply online now for 2019!

For More Information


Customer Service


1300 MY TAFE (1300 69 8233)


02 6055 6611



87 McKoy Street, West Wodonga, Vic, 3690


PO Box 963, Wodonga Vic 3689