Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting - CPP40115

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00092B

This qualification provides building design drafters with the competencies required to support building designers and architects. The building design drafter may work on a wide range of building design projects, including high rise commercial projects, but always under the supervision and instruction of an appropriately licensed or accredited architect or building designer. The role of the drafter includes using building information modelling (BIM)-capable current industry standard building design software to produce drawings and documentation required by clients and stakeholders, and for the planning and building authorisation processes. It also involves researching and applying relevant information, including drawings and reports from other construction professionals and compliance requirements relevant to specific projects. The drafter also provides administrative support to the design team, including data collection and storage, and file management. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirementsLicensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to building design drafting in some states. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.


  • 15 units: 9 core
  • 6 elective


  • Store and retrieve building design documentation
  • Research and apply compliance requirements to technical construction documentation
  • Produce 2-D drawings for building design projects using CAD software
  • Import and transpose information from external sources into digital building design drawings
  • Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects
  • Prepare documentation for building approval
  • Provide support to project building designers
  • Set up BIM-capable software and files for building design drafting projects
  • Collect, apply and store building design project information
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Review and report structural integrity of building designs
  • Analyse building design drawings and review findings
  • Research and evaluate construction materials and methods for building design projects
  • Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects
  • Produce construction detail drawings
  • Prepare documentation for planning approval
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Produce digital building design concept drawings

Standard entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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