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Drafting and Estimates skill set

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Create detailed drawings and estimates for electrical projects

Build your career in electrical design and contracting by understanding on how to create project specific requirements, drawings, schematics, schedules, estimates and common tendering document procedures used in Australian electrical work and services.

This course is ideal for FIFO workers - talk to us about how you can study this course flexibly.

Gain these skills:

  • interpret electrical drawings and diagrams using knowledge of Australian drawing conventions and symbols
  • create electrical and electronic diagrams, schematics, control circuit diagrams, and documentation using Electrical CAD software
  • make up material take-off, job list and labour force from information given in project specifications and drawings using electrical estimation software
  • outline the purpose of a contract and planning to provide electrical services
  • formatting and compiling documents for successful tender responses  

Next dates for delivery

To be confirmed.

Skill-sets

This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our courses page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

There are prerequisite requirements which are covered as recognition of prior learning (RPL) based on previous qualification and work experience.

  • UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEE102A Fabricate, dismantle, assemble of utilities industry components
  • UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications

 

Attendance in class

This course is 4 hours every week for 20 weeks, you will need to attend workshops and lectures on-campus.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 to 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

Your study at home requires you to use our online learning tool, Blackboard, where you will access learning content, assignments, lesson plans and pre-reading for classes, at your place of choice, on or off-campus. 

You will need to have the basic technical requirements, including Microsoft Office Word and Excel for at-home study. Once you have enrolled you will have free access to Office 365 for use at home using your TAFE student account. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement of this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler and calculator) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, you are required to wear the following PPE for various laboratories and workshops:

  • full sleeve shirt
  • closed shoes
  • full length pants
  • safety glasses (will be provided by SM TAFEs Applied Engineering)

This skill set forms part of UEE62111 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical, which provides pathways towards university entry requirements. 

No future dates planned

This course is currently undergoing delivery planning and information will be available on our website shortly. Check back later, or use the Get Help form below to have our Client Contact Centre contact you with further information about the next course start, delivery locations and study modes.

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