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Manufacturing Technology (CAD/Drafting) - Certificate IV (MSA40108-01V05)
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Career area: Mechanical Technology 
Study area: Manufacturing Engineering and Technology 
National code: MSA40108  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Flexible  2 Years 17-Jul-2017  Mon 
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This course is designed to help you enter and maintain a career in the manufacturing industry. The course supports the Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology, specialising in CAD/Drafting. You will learn how to use and apply CAD/Drafting skills to assist in the design and making of manufactured products.

A career option in Drafting and Design covers both Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and traditional drafting principles as well as electives in information technology and manufacturing processes and operations. On finishing, you could be employed in a range of roles such as Detail Draftsperson or CAD Operator.

This Certificate IV course has been registered as a Technology Cadetship that should be completed over a two (2) year period. The Technology Cadetship allows you to be employed and to undertake training at TAFE NSW while you learn on the job.

After completing this course there are a number of Technology career opportunities and pathways available to reflect the diverse skills needed in manufacturing enterprises. For more information contact your local TAFE College.

The Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology, specialising in CAD/Drafting, course number 19070, is embedded within this Certificate IV qualification.
While the Certificate III requires ten (10) units for completion the Certificate IV requires fifteen (15) units. You can progress from the Certificate III course to the Certificate IV and receive full recognition for all units achieved in the Certificate IV course. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


The minimum requirements for the Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology can also be met by holders of the Certificate III in Engineering - Technician from the Metal and Engineering Training Package. 
Learning pathways: Students who complete the Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology, specialising in CAD/Detail Drafting, can apply to enrol in a Diploma or Advanced Diploma within the Manufacturing Technology framework of specialisations and gain credit for any units achieved, provided they are valid in the qualifications you choose. 
Career opportunities: A career option in CAD/Drafting and Design covers both Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and traditional drafting principles. The units of competence you achieve in this Certificate IV can be used to achieve a Diploma and/or an Advanced Diploma qualification. 
Specialisation: (CAD/Drafting) 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate IV in Manufacturing Technology (CAD Drafting) 
Offering code: 17WLG-121 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 2 Years
Scheduled attendance: Monday July 17 2017 at 5pm. Location: Building E, Ground Floor, Room E.G.07, Wollongong Campus 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 17 July 2017 
About: Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 620 supervised hours There is an expectation that you will engage in a range of activities to support your supervised learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills

This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Teaching staff wil contact you to organise your specific class program.
Flexible delivery allows students to select classes that meet their individual circumstances. You can select a full time study program (typically 16 hours per week over 1 year) or part time day and evening programs.

You will learn the basic foundations and content to develop the skills and knowledge used in CAD Drafting for Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing industries to efficiently produce quality work.
You will also learn about safe work practices and about the context of CAD Drafting for Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing industries.
This qualification consists of 4 core units and of 12 elective units.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at:

Application next steps: You will be contacted by teaching staff by phone or email to organise your study program. Alternatively you can attend an information session on Monday July 17 2017 5pm at Wollongong Campus Buliding E Room E.G.07. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $3,280
Second qualification $3,820
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $7,730
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Other information: Resources required: students will need to have access to the following for this course: Scientific Calculator, 4GB USB Memory Stick, student software licences and text books as advised to approximate value of $400. 
Comments: You will be contact by a teacher by phone and email to organise your class timetable and to provide information on other requirements like equipment and textbooks.
The flexible delivery allows students to select classes that meet their individual circumstances. An individual study program can be organised in consultation with the head teacher.
If you would like any further information regarding the course please contact Customer Service 1300 766 123

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete partial or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: or for more information visit or email 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123