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CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting
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CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting

For new and experienced draftspersons.


So you’ve decided you’d like to be a future Building Designer or at least become an invaluable member in a Building Design Firm. To achieve either you are going to need to learn and implement the skills required to be a Draftsperson today. 


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Who is this program for?

This program is designed for new and experienced workers. New students can expect a rigorous induction to industry and experienced participants professional development that will take their drafting to the next level.

With the latest in learning for REVIT, SKETCHUP & LUMION. You’ll not only finish this course with a Nationally Accredited Qualification by skills that will assist you in achieving your career aspirations. 

How do you become a Building Designer?

Whilst the requirements vary from state to state in general you must meet the following requirements before you can apply:

  1. meet the qualification, knowledge, skills and experience requirements
  2. have successfully completed the any state specific training modules required for the class of buildings you wish to design.
  3.  Meet the Minimum Financial Requirements, hold required insurances and be a fit and proper person.

.Why do I need to attain the CPP40121 Certificate IV in Residential Drafting?

This qualification reflects the current entry point for individuals wishing to undertake the Diploma of Building Design which you will need to attain either all or part of to meet the qualification requirements to apply for the lowest level of Building Design Practitioner Registration / Licence in NSW and QLD.

    What do I need to learn to be a Building Designer?

    Building design practitioners / licence holders are required to be competent in the following areas:

    • advise building owners and/or builders on building materials and construction methods
    • apply knowledge of the requirements of the relevant building legislation, regulations and Australian standards to the design (including plans and specifications) of all classes of building and types of construction
    • brief and coordinate a range of secondary consultants (such as engineers and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) consultants) to provide specialist advice and recommendations on the design of all types of building and their components
    • enable builders to prepare tenders for building projects
    • ensure a project’s design, specifications and documentation consider energy rating reports.
    • ensure a project’s design, specifications, and documentation consider Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) ratings from AS 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire‐prone areas
    • initiate applications for building permits and liaise with the relevant building surveyor to produce the documentation needed for the permit application
    • prepare plans and related documentation for the design and construction of all types of building, for use in relation to building permits. Documentation must include sufficient detail for obtaining building permits and for tender and contractual use
    • undertake project administration and monitoring for projects that the practitioner has documented, on behalf of clients.


    Who is this program designed for?

    By now you may have guessed, we are passionate about Drafting and Building Design. If you are too, this course is for you.

    For a no obligation consultation Enquire Now.

    How long will it take to complete?

    Successful applicants complete this program in between 2 – 12 months.

    TImelines are dependent on Individual Training Plans and Workplace arrangements.

    Units of Competency

    Core  (All must be completed)

    CPPBDN4101 Work effectively in a building design environment
    CPPBDN4102 Analyse building design drawings
    CPPBDN4103 Use CAD software to produce drawings for building design projects
    CPPBDN4104 Apply compliance requirements to Class 1 and 10 building design documentation
    CPPBDN4105 Prepare drawings for planning and building approval for Class 1 and 10 buildings
    CPPBDN4106 Investigate materials for construction of Class 1 and 10 buildings
    CPPBDN4107 Investigate construction methods for Class 1 and 10 buildings

    Electives (3 Must be completed)

    CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
    CPPBDN4108 Draw layout of required services for Class 1 and 10 buildings
    CPPBDN4109 Research architectural styles and movements
    CPPBDN4110 Set up BIM-capable software and files for building design drafting projects
    CPPBDN5101 Produce digital 3-D models of building designs
    CPPBDN5102 Produce compliant designs for Class 1 and 10 building
    CPPBDN5110 Inspect and assess sites to inform the design process

    Program Delivery Options

    There are two pathways to attain this qualification:

    • Recognition of Prior Learning / Recognition of Current Competence.
    • Online  Face to Face with Correspondence or Workplace Projects.

    To attain pricing for this qualification please download our information pack now.

    What will I receive after I successfully complete the program?

    Upon being found Competent of all Assessment Tasks in the Training Plan PM2 PTY LTD T/A PM SQUARED RTO 41304 will issue your Certificate IV outlining each Unit of Competency you have been found Competent.

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    We help you prepare for your future.

    This program is designed to help you take your career to the next level, which means developing job ready skills and a portfolio of work to take to interview.

    We have let industry guide our course design so you may rest assured that major project focus will assist you competing at interview.

    With free job coaching assistance available to every student, we are here to help.

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