MSA30208 - Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology - CAD/Drafting

Duration: 6 months

Course Fees

Engineering Carreer

What's included in your course fees

  • Minimum of 21 hrs of teacher contact per week
  • Computers with required software
  • Free access to Microsoft 365 from anywhere
  • Printing & photocopying
  • Stationery as required
  • Student ID Card
  • Free WIFI
  • Tea and coffee supplied in the student lounge
  • Free special event lunch/BBQs

This course is designed to give you knowledge and skills in Computer Aided Drafting and Mechanical Engineering to place you as a drafter in an engineering environment.  This course is offered both full-time and part-time.

Note: This Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology is not a trade qualification. It is a para-professional engineering course, leading to a technical position within engineering companies.

This qualification has seven specialist streams available including; CAD/Drafting, Manufacturing Operations, Technical Officer & Structural Steel Detailing.  At AIAS we offer the CAD/Drafting stream of the qualification however, students can elect to complete the units offered by us from other streams of study.

Course Requirements

To be awarded a Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology - Cad/Drafting, competency must be achieved in eleven (11) units of competency.

Core Units

MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

MSS402051A Apply quality standards

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


MEM12024A Perform computations

MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

MEM16008A Interace with computer technology

MEM30031A Operate computer aided design (CAD) systems to produce basic drawing elements

MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings

MEM30033A Use computer aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawings

MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures

*The course unit selection may change without notice.

Certificate III in Manufacturing Technology - CAD/Drafting

Job Outcome from this course

This qualification prepares people for

Pathways / Further Study

Ten (10) of the units in this course also count towards the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Engineering with full credit to corresponding MEM competency codes.


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For fees look at the appropriate enrolment form as subsidies may apply.

For more information contact our staff on +617 3343 8073 or email

Brisbane Campus

Our Brisbane campus is located within the Mount Gravatt TAFE grounds just 10 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. The campus facilities are modern, with plenty of free parking and is conveniently located with access to excellent transport facilities with two major bus lines stopping at the campus gates.

At Australian Institute of Advanced Studies everything is included in the cost of your course. You get to use the computers for course related work at anytime during business hours for the whole time you are studying your course, free of charge! You have access to full colour printers/copiers for course related work, free of charge! Your student ID is included and access to Microsoft 365 from anywhere is free of charge! (See course details for what's included in each course).

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Certificate 3 Guarantee supports the Queensland Government's Working Queensland jobs plan. The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.

It also supports Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

For more information download: Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Factsheet


All information was accurate at time of publication, however Australian Institute of Advanced Studies policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.