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Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting (MEM40412) is a nationally accredited program which provides industry-specific training for draftspersons in the air conditioning and mechanical services industry.

Qualification information 

Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting 

Once you have completed all assessment requirements to a satisfactory level, you will be issued with a Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting (MEM40412).
If you do not complete the course, or if there are any units you are not yet deemed to be competent in, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units you completed.

Learning outcomes

The program is designed to be responsive to the individual, their company, and the needs of our industry.

Your coursework will cover:

  • Use of modern industry and educational technology 
  • Current workplace practices 
  • Hands-on workplace experiences 
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Eligibility requirements

To participate in this program, you must be employed in a mechanical services drafting office. 

Delivery and assessment

This program has a competency-based delivery model and takes 500-2,400 hours to complete. 

In addition to training and assessment conducted within the workplace, students must attend 5 week-long intensive classes (block weeks) held at AMCA headquarters located in Burwood, Victoria. If you have a previous qualification and/or relevant industry experience, a credit transfer or recognition of your prior learning can be arranged.

Please note that this qualification is not delivered under a traineeship or apprenticeship model.

Structure and content

The program consists of 4 core units and 11 elective units, as outlined below.

Core units

 Unit Code   Unit name 
 MEM16006A  Organise and communicate information 
 MEM16008A  Work effectively in an engineering drafting workplace 
 MEM30012A  Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering, or related environment 
 MSAENV272B       Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 


Elective units

 Unit code  Unit description
 MEM09002B   Interpret technical drawings  
 MEM09201A  Work effectively in an engineering drafting workplace
 MEM09204A  Produce basic engineering detail drawings 
 MEM09206A  Produce drawings for mechanical services  
 MEM09207A  Produce drawings for reticulated services 
 MEM09217A  Prepare plans for pipe and duct fabrication 
 MEM09218A  Participate in drafting projects for building services 
 MEM30031A  Operate computer aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements 
 MEM30033A   Use computer aided design (CAD) system to create and display 3D models 
 CPCCOHS1001A        Work safely in the construction industry 
 CPCPCM4012A  Estimate and cost work 


Training policies

To learn about our training polices, please refer to the AMCA Learner Handbook. 

The handbook details how the following policies relate to our learners:

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Student Support Services
  • Safety information
  • RTO Obligations
  • Compliance and Appeals
  • Qualifications and pathways
  • Assessment
  • Student Record Management

You can download the AMCA Learner Handbook from our website.

Cost and payment 

Course costs include course materials, morning tea, afternoon tea, and lunches. They exclude airfares and accommodation.

All costs include GST.

 Cost   Member       Non-Member       Additional information
 Enrolment fee  $1,500  $1,500  Non-refundable deposit
 Per unit cost  $700  $480   Including units awarded under recognition of prior learning
 Total course cost       $8,700  $12,000  Based on completion of all 15 units

Refund and cancellation policy

A full refund of the enrolment fee will be provided if the AMCA is notified in writing at least 10 working days prior to the course commencement date. Participant substitutes will be considered if they fit the course criteria, with notification to be provided in writing. We reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule the program due to insufficient registrations or other reasons beyond our control. In the event of a program cancellation, a full refund will be provided.

Course schedule

The Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting is offered annually. 

Registrations close 30 April 2021 
Course commences     07 June 2021

How to apply

To apply, please email your expression of interest to the AMCA Training Department.

  • P. 03 8831 2800
  • E. training@amca.com.au. 
AMCA House 30 Cromwell Street BURWOOD 3125 AUSTRALIA


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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy

The AMCA reserve the right to cancel, postpone or reschedule events and training courses due to insufficient interest or other reasons beyond our control. In the instance that events or training courses are cancelled, a full refund will be given.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given if the AMCA is notified in writing a minimum of 4 business days prior to the course commencement date. A 50% administration charge will be incurred if the AMCA is notified within 3 business days or less. No refund will be given if the AMCA is not notified of cancellation.