Civil Engineering Draftsperson

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

Course Overview

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

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

If students do not want to enter the workforce after graduation, this course also provides a pathway to a bachelor degree. The course gives students credit towards engineering bachelor degrees at universities. In Australia, a Civil Engineering Draftsperson earn an average weekly earnings of $1,574 per week and the average hours worked in Australia are 42 per week. Civil Engineering draftspersons generally work for a medium to large sized construction company, mining company and government.

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 analyzing data, and carrying out computations
  • estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspecting civil engineering works, and organizing 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.

Must have graduated secondary school with a sound achievement in maths.
Must have a minimum of IELTS 6 overall (with no score less than 5.5)

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

Potential Career Pathways:

  • Technical Officer
  • CAD Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

Higher Education Opportunities:

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Aerospace Engineering
Course Details

Starting Price

$5 000 - $10 000


12-24 months


Adelaide, Brisbane


January and July

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