Career options for CAD drawers are plentiful and will continue to be valuable into the future as design and construction remains critical for a growing and technologically advancing population.

A CAD certificate typically enables an individual to take up one of the following job opportunities:

  • Electrical draughting - create diagrams that lay out wiring setups. These diagrams are used by professionals who repair and install electrical equipment and wiring.

  • Aeronautical draughting - create plans and drawings that detail engineering specifications for use in the manufacturing of aeroplanes, missiles and the like.

  • Mechanical draughting - prepare detailed assembly drafts for use with mechanical devices and machines. These drawings include methods of fastening, dimensions and other specifications.

  • Civil draughting - create topography and relief maps for use in civil engineering projects. These projects include bridges, water and sewage systems, highways and flood control setups.

  • Architectural draughting - diagram features of buildings, both structural and architectural, used in construction jobs. Diagrams may include materials needed to complete the job for both commercial and residential buildings.

  • Process draughting - create diagrams that are used in gas and oil refineries, piping systems and chemical plants, emphasising both the construction and layout of plans.

  • Electronics draughting - diagram schematics for assembling circuit boards and wiring for use in electronic device manufacturing and repair.


Job titles that might be attainable beyond the entry level include designer, supervisor and senior draughter. And draughters looking to advance their careers further can pursue positions as architects or engineering technicians after earning a tertiary degree.