DESIGN YOUR FUTURE – Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3)
Where Can A Career in CAD Draughting Take you?
What qualification will I gain?
You will gain the Certificate in CAD Draughting (Level 3). This is an NZQA approved qualification.
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?
Autodesk AutoCAD (2D), Autodesk Inventor (3D)
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.
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.
We have one intake left for 2017 on 18th September.
Check our Course Calendar here for a full list of courses and start dates.
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.
NZQA Credits: 71 to 86 credits
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.)
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.)
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.
You will need to purchase a laptop computer and a mouse.
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.
System Requirements for Autodesk Inventor 2018
- 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
- Recommended – IntelR Xeon E3 or Core i7 or equivalent, 3.0 GHz or greater
- Minimum – 64-bit Intel or AMD, 2 GHz or faster
- Recommended – 20 GB RAM or more
- Minimum – 8 GB RAM for less than 500 part assemblies
- Installer plus full installation: 40 GB
- 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
- 1280 x 1024 or higher.
Recommended scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200%.
- 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).
For a full list of frequently asked questions please click here.