Kick start your career in manufacturing and engineering, and specialise in Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) with this entry-level course.
MSA30208 Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology
Kick start your career with this entry-level course. Develop the skills and knowledge to become a Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) drafting/technical assistant or operator. Being part of the manufacturing, design and engineering industries offers the opportunity to be involved in a range of projects driven by technology and design.
You will learn how to create and modify CAD drawings in 2D and 3D formats. You will also develop the skills and knowledge required to interpret technical drawings, participate in environmentally sustainable work practices, and more. Our supportive, industry experienced teachers will give you all the support you need to succeed.
Successful completion of this course will allow you to work as a CAD drafting/technical assistant or operator. It also gives you a solid foundation for further study in the industry.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Interpret technical drawing|
||Produce basic engineering detail drawings|
||Organise and communicate information|
||Interact with computing technology|
||Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements|
||Produce basic engineering drawings|
||Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
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A sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
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