Civil Engineering Draftsperson

When you do this course you can specialise on becoming an Civil Draftsperson. Civil Draftspersons assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

Civil Engineering Draftsperson

Civil Engineering Draftsperson (312211) are currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) 

After completion of this course students will be ready to work in the as a Civil Engineering Draftsperson in the industry. Students will learn the progressive technologies such as 3D design and modelling as well as use only the most current software. By studying this course you will learn advanced technical knowledge and research. And will be able to specialise in production planning and resourcing for engineering operations.

If students do not want to enter the work force after graduation, this course also provides a pathway to a bachelor degree. The Associate degree gives students credit towards engineering bachelor degrees at universities.

Associate Degree in Civil Engineering

Course Duration

24 months

Intake Dates

Jan and July

Locations

Brisbane

Cost

$8000 per semester

The Course Details

Common Course Requirements

  1. Must have graduated secondary school with a sound achievement in Maths
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 6 overall (with no scare less than 5.5)

Civil Engineering Draftsperson (312211) – is currently on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.

Graduates will be skilled in many aspects of Civil Engineering Draftsperson include:

  • preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
  • performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
  • interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
  • collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
  • estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
  • conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collecting data for traffic surveys

This course also offers pathways into university courses and students may be able to apply for recognized prior learning to earn credit towards a bachelor degree.

  • Civil Engineering Drafts person average weekly earnings is $1403 per week.
  • The average hours worked in Australia are 40.3 per week.
  • Civil Engineering draftspersons generally work for a medium to large sized construction company, mining company and government.

Education Pathways

Civil Engineering Draftsperson are currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List

Civil Engineering Draftsperson are currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List. 

When you do this course you can specialise on becoming an Civil Draftsperson. Civil Draftspersons assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

Options for a Temporary Graduate Visa 

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa. Alterntively many students use this time to obtain a positive skills assessment.

Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that go for at least 2 years and includes the Cert III in Automotive Electrical Technology

  • Associate Degree in Civil Engineering (24 months)
Step 2: Receive the temporary graduate visa

By studying for 2 years and passing a provisional or full skills assessment in an occupation that is on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List , you may be eligible to apply for the temporary graduate visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the graduate visa click here.

Step 3: Pass a Skills Assessment

A skills assessment for Civil Engineering Draftsperson is done through Engineers Australia or Vet Assess.  

Before you can apply for general skilled migration visa application you must first have a positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation.

Pathway to Aus is only partnered with providers that are accredited by Engineers Australia, the peak body for engineering professionals in Australia.

Step 4: Apply for general skilled migration visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you will may able to apply for general skilled migration visas.

If eligible, the general skilled migration visas do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

Get in Touch

If you are interested in studying Civil Engineering in Australia contact Pathway to Aus to speak with one of our Education Agents. We can explain to you the course costs, duration and education providers so you better know your options.


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