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Drafting and Estimates Skill Set

State ID: GAA35

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 requires approximately 6 to 8 hours a week online study using our a Blackboard Learning Management System coupled with an additional 3 hours a week expected attendance at campus for workshops. Access to AutoCAD and AutoCAD Electrical and Estimation software is mandatory.

There are prerequisite requirements which are covered as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) based on previous qualification and work experience.

Pre-requisite units:

  • 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

Course Outline:

  • UEENEEC005B - Estimate electrotechnology projects W7735
  • UEENEEE071B - Write specifications for electrical engineering projects W7858
  • UEENEED104A - Use engineering applications software on personal computers WC388
  • UEENEED101A - Use computer applications relevant to a workplace WC385
  • UEENEEE190A - Prepare engineering drawings using manual drafting and CAD for electrotechnology utilities applications WC454

Upon completion of the course a student will be able to demonstrate they have learned:

  • 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

This is part of UEE62111 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical, a nationally recognised qualification.

Part time evening class with a combination of face to face and Blackboard delivery.

2020 Dates

  • Commencing February, Term 1, 2020
  • Commencing July, Term 3, 2020 
    • Every Monday 5pm to 8pm from 20 July to 7 December 2020

Cost non concession- $1157.20

Please note, the allocated three hours per week is only for the workshop and lectures and the remaining study has to be done using our LMS system i.e. Backboard. Blackboard is where lecturers will populate their learning content, assignments and lesson plans. It is an expectation that students spend 6 to 8 hours of study time every week outside class hours/skillset.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

This course is available for study starting term 1 and term 3 in 2020 with a mix of online study and attendance at Munster campus for workshops. 

This skill set is part of the UEE62111 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical.

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