This course is designed to support the students who are enrolled in the New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology with the CAD skills required to complete that course.
CAD for Architectural Drawing 1 is project-based and runs alongside the diploma course, however it's also open to people from industry who wish to learn CAD skills.
The software we currently teach is ArchiCAD and once enrolled students have access to a free student software licence for the year (available for PC or MAC).
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Record of Achievement CAD for Architectural Drawing 1
|Locations||To be confirmed|
|Next intake||To be confirmed View more details|
1 year part-time
(2 x 2 hour classes per week + 4-8 hours self-directed study time should be allowed)
|Indicative Fees||$454 total cost of course for domestic students View full fees information|
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Topics you'll cover
- three dimensional modelling
- navigate around the CAD programme
- create 3D photographic renders
- editing of 3D entities
- use 2D tools to enhance drawings
- editing of 2D entities
- customise CAD settings to suit a specific project
- use CAD image tools
- make layouts and print/plot
|Indicative Fees||$454 total cost of course for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
Allow approximately $200 for printing
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
Course Entry Information
Academic Requirements - for school leavers:
- at least 10 literacy credits at Level 1,
- at least 10 numeracy credits at Level 1, AND
- at least 28 credits at Level 2 or above.
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
Full-time and part-time Architectural Technology students will have first rights to enrolment. Students from other diploma courses will be accepted next.
Applicants currently employed or recently employed in the construction industry may also be considered.
If numbers are restricted, preference will be given to applicants with at least 48 credits in NCEA Level 2 in four subjects including credits in English and maths.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 1 year part-time
- (2 x 2 hour classes per week + 4-8 hours self-directed study time should be allowed)