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DESIGN YOUR FUTURE – Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3)

DESIGN YOUR FUTURE

Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3) delivered with Autodesk 2D AutoCAD and 3D Autodesk Inventor software.

Prepare for an exciting career in Computer Aided Design (CAD). CAD software is widely used in mechanical engineering industries. Almost all modern engineering products use 3D CAD programs to model and develop designs.

CAD Draughting involves creating models in a 3D space then producing the 2D manufacturing drawings for the workshop to produce your items. You can modify and update your models quickly and efficiently in this 3D package. Autodesk Inventor also allows you to animate and test your models before manufacturing prototypes. You can convert models easily to other formats for example:- 3D printing or laser cutting processes. Autodesk programs easily integrate with each other. This CAD course is based on Mechanical Engineering.

Our 26 weeks programme is offered with 6 x 4 day In-class tutorial blocks and the rest through distance learning. By the end of the course, graduates will be able to use a range of tools from a pencil to complex modelling software to present design ideas and produce manufacturing drawings. You will also do some 3D printing of your designs. Your skills will be relevant to a wide range of industries which include mechanical engineering and manufacturing companies.

You will learn basic drawing techniques, the design process and how to integrate it with CAD software, creating CAD drawings, designing projects and common standards or protocols used in the industry.

  • Study from the comfort of your own home through distance learning!

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 Sort Your Future Today! Contact Us on 0800 236 765

What you learn

This special offering of our CAD Draughting programme is delivered entirely using Autodesk Revit Structure Software with a focus on structural and architectural components in Civil Engineering.

By the end of the course, graduates will be able to use a range of tools from a pencil to complex modelling software to present design ideas and provide enough information to build them.

Your drawings will be relevant to civil engineering and structural design and aimed at equipping you with the skills you require to gain employment as a Civil Engineering Technician or Draughtsperson.

You will learn basic sketching and drawing techniques, manual design techniques, design process and how to integrate it with CAD software, creating CAD drawings, designing projects and common standards or protocols used in the industry.

What you get 

You will gain the Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3). This programme is delivered through NZ Welding School PTE, within the Aspire2 Group and is an NZQA approved qualification.

  • Industry-recognised qualification
  • A pathway to further study
  • Industry recognised software training provided at the end of the programme with an opportunity to gain certifications. (*Delivered by a third party Autodesk Certified Training Centre.)
  • NZQA Credits: 87

Why should I study with you?

  • Flexible learning with a mix of distance and workshop based learning.
  • Students of this programme might be eligible for student allowances and loans.
  • Opportunity to attend industry recognised software training* at the end of the programme with an opportunity to gain certifications. *

*delivered by a third party Certified Training Centre. Only available for 2017 intakes.

Entry requirements

  • There are no pre-requisite subjects, course or additional entry requirements for the Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3).
  • Prior knowledge of technical subjects and/or relevant secondary school qualifications and computing skills is preferred and will assist you to gain the most from the course.
  • You must have your own laptop computer, available for software loading at Tutorial One. Your laptop is required for all tutorials, self-study, projects and assessments. (You may be eligible to apply for course-related costs through Study Link to assist in the purchase of this item.)

Check our Course Calendar here for a full list of courses and start dates.

You can call us on 0800 236 765 to get started or contact us here for more information.

Course fees: $5,077.00 (Student Loans and Allowances are available if you meet the criteria).

What other course costs will I incur?

The fees cover the CAD software (which you are able to use after the course has finished) and all the printed learning modules for each unit of the course. You will need to purchase a laptop computer.

Intakes: 18th September 2017

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Programme Details

Where Can A Career in CAD Draughting Take you?

Interior Designer

$45k-65kper year

Draughtsperson

$33K-55Kper year

Architectural Technician

40k-50kper year

What qualification will I gain?

You will gain the Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3). This is an NZQA approved qualification.

Employment pathways:

Entry level roles as a CAD draughtsman/operative in various fields, this offering focuses on a mechanical draughtsman role. Skills learned can also be utilised in furniture, joinery and other industrial settings.

Pay and progression for CAD draughtsman/operative

This programme is an entry level programme with design related career options focusing on industrial design. Industrial designers design and develop products for use in homes, businesses, and industry. Job opportunities for industrial designers are average as designer numbers are stable but demand for their services is increasing. Graduate industrial designers typically earn between $40K-$45K per year. Industrial designers with at least five years’ experience usually earn between $60K-$80K per year.

*information from www.careers.govt.nz

Do You Have a Question About this Course?

What software is this course delivered with? 2017-08-09T23:55:27+00:00

Autodesk AutoCAD (2D),  Autodesk Inventor (3D)

What can I learn by completing this course? 2017-08-09T23:57:10+00:00

This special offering of our CAD Draughting programme is delivered entirely using Autodesk 2018 Software and hand drawing with a focus on mechanical engineering.

By the end of the course, graduates will be able to use a range of tools from a pencil to complex modelling software to present design ideas and provide enough information to build them.

Is this course a correspondence course? 2017-08-09T23:58:50+00:00

Our course delivers flexible learning with a mix of distance and workshop based learning at the Aspire2 Trades campus.

The programme is offered as a combination of six in-class, 4-day tutorial blocks and the remainder through distance learning.

Is this course NZQA accredited? 2017-06-26T09:08:20+00:00

Yes.

How long is this course? 2017-08-10T00:00:01+00:00

22 to 26 weeks.

When does this course start? 2017-08-10T00:05:14+00:00

We have one intake left for 2017 on 18th September.

Check our Course Calendar here for a full list of courses and start dates.

What qualification will I get? 2017-08-10T00:01:44+00:00

You will gain the Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3). This programme is delivered through NZ Welding School PTE, within the Aspire2 Group and is an NZQA approved qualification.

How many credits is this course worth? 2017-08-10T00:04:31+00:00

NZQA Credits: 71 to 86 credits

What could I do with my Certificate? 2017-08-10T00:06:58+00:00

You could choose further study or consider entry level roles as a CAD draughtsman/operative in various fields.

We also provide you the opportunity to attend industry recognised software training* at the end of the programme with an opportunity to gain certifications. (*Delivered by a third party Certified Training Centre.)

What do I need to do to enrol? 2017-08-10T00:07:57+00:00

There are no pre-requisite subjects, course or additional entry requirements for the Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3).

  • Prior knowledge of technical subjects and/or relevant secondary school qualifications and computing skills is preferred and will assist you to gain the most from the course.
  • You must have your own laptop computer, available for software loading at the end of Tutorial One. Your laptop is required for all tutorials, self-study, projects and assessments. (You may be eligible to apply for course-related costs through Study Link to assist in the purchase of this item.)
How much does this course cost? 2017-08-10T00:08:37+00:00

$5,077.00

Student Loans and Allowances are available if you meet the criteria.

The fees cover the CAD software (which you can use after the course has finished) and all printed learning modules for each tutorial of the course.

What other course costs will I incur? 2017-08-10T00:14:53+00:00

You will need to purchase a laptop computer and a mouse.

Laptop specifications:

Please make sure that you are installing the appropriate version of Autodesk Inventor software for your operating system. Inventor 2018 is only supported on 64-bit operating systems and cannot be installed on a 32-bit system.

Solution:

System Requirements for Autodesk Inventor 2018

Operating System

  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 10
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2919355)
  • 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

CPU Type

  • Recommended – IntelR Xeon E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater
  • Minimum – 64-bit Intel or AMD, 2 GHz or faster

Memory

  • Recommended – 20 GB RAM or more
  • Minimum – 8 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies

Disk Space

  • Installer plus full installation: 40 GB

Graphics

  • Recommended – Microsoft Direct3D 11 or capable graphics card or higher
  • Minimum – Microsoft Direct3D 10 capable graphics card or higher

 

See the Certified Hardware – http://www.autodesk.com/graphics-hardware

Display Resolution

  • 1280 x 1024 or higher.
    Recommended scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200%.

Other

  • DVD-ROM
  • Internet connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or equivalent
  • Full local install of Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013 or 2016 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread related commands, clearance/threaded hole creation, Global BOM, Parts Lists, Revision Tables, spreadsheet-driven designs and Studio animation of Positional Representations. Excel Starter, Online Office 365 and OpenOffice are not supported.
  • 64-bit Microsoft Office is required to export Access 2007, dBase IV, Text and CSV formats.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 or later
  • Virtualization supported on Citrix XenApp™ 6; Citrix XenDesktop™ 7.6 (requires Inventor Network Licensing).

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