3-Month Traineeship
Designing & Drafting Single Storey Residential Dwellings based on AS/NZS

3-MONTHS Work Experience
Australian Standards + Codes
Professional Certificate + CPD
Practice on Local Software
Live Site Inspections

Work Integrated Traineeship Overview

Our 3-Month Work Integrated Traineeship Program in Designing and Drafting Single Storey Residential Dwellings, is a comprehensive program that covers a wide range of skills and knowledge essential for excelling in the Australian residential construction industry. Throughout this traineeship, you will gain local experience by designing and drafting real-life Australian projects based on AS/NZS standards, using software tools like Structural Toolkit, SpaceGASS, AutoCAD, and LearnPedia Excel Sheets. You'll create your own Australian portfolio, work on three complete projects from start to finish, and receive detailed explanations through simulations and interactive training materials. Our program also includes CPD points, certifications of competency and a digital badge. Completion of this comprehensive program certifies your competency in Australian residential construction, making you a versatile and industry-ready professional. 

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3 - 6 Months
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All SHORT Courses + 3-Month Internship
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Training Modules Overview

  • Construction Knowledge of the Australian Residential Industry:

    Module 1 dives into the core of Australian residential construction. Gain insights into timber construction techniques, materials, and products commonly used in the industry. Learn the language and technical phrases essential for residential construction and understand structural members and footing systems. Acquire the ability to read architectural and structural drawings drafted according to Australian standards, and explore the roles of various professionals involved in residential projects.
  • Roof Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards:


    Module 2
    focuses on mastering roof design. You'll draft structural layouts, calculate roof loads, analyse roof elements, and design roofs based on AS/NZS standards. Utilizing software like AutoCAD and the Structural Toolkit, you'll gain practical experience. Real-life construction simulations and interactive training provide insights into buildability and construction processes, making you well-prepared for the industry.
  • Framing Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards:


    In Module 3, you'll learn to design and draft framing elements, including lintels, beams, and columns. Real-life projects under instructor guidance ensure hands-on experience, supported by access to essential software tools. You'll calculate loading, analyse timber and steel elements, and design to Australian standards. Mastery of AutoCAD for drafting enhances your skills, positioning you as a specialist in structural engineering.
  • Drafting Framing Connection Details based on Australian Standards:

    Module 4 sharpens your ability to draft framing connection details for timber, steel, and brick structural elements. You'll visualize connections, detail timber and steel connections based on Australian codes, and draft connection details using AutoCAD. Real-life videos and photos offer practical insights into constructability, ensuring you deliver structurally sound designs.
  • Bracing Design and Detailing based on Australian Standards:


    Module 5
    delves into bracing system design and drafting, covering various techniques and commercial systems. You'll calculate wind loads, understand bracing layout factors, and master the detailing and capacity of different techniques based on AS/NZS standards. Real-life projects and AutoCAD drafting hone your skills, enabling you to excel in bracing design.
  • Footing Design and Detailing based on Australian Standards:


    Module 6
    equips you with the skills to design and draft residential footing systems. Understand different footing systems and their AS2870 code requirements, learn terminology, assess site conditions, and master Geotechnical Report interpretation. Practical design experience, AutoCAD drafting, and comprehensive detailing ensure you're well-prepared for successful footing design.

Who Is This Traineeship Suitable For?

Undergraduates Seeking 3-Month Internship

Great for Civil or Structural Engineering students who want to get ahead by learning about AS/NZS standards before entering the Australian workforce.

Graduates Seeking Local Experience

Perfect for recent Civil or Structural Engineering graduates eager to learn about AS/NZS standards and start their career in Australia.

Migrant Engineers Seeking Local Experience

Tailored for Civil or Structural Engineers from overseas seeking to gain local experience, understand AS/NZS standards and break into the Australian industry.

Experienced Engineers Upskilling in Residential Design

Ideal for Structural & Civil Engineers in roles like Estimators, Site Engineers, or Drafting, looking to enhance their design skills in the Australian residential sector.

3-Month Traineeship Summary

Real Australian Projects With AS/NZS Standards

Our intensive traineeship program offers a unique opportunity to gain local experience in designing and drafting real Australian projects based on AS/NZS using industry-standard software tools. By working through two complete real life projects from start to finish, you'll build a comprehensive Australian portfolio, positioning yourself as an industry-ready professional.

Extensive Understanding Of Residential Construction

Through a combination of detailed module explanations, simulations, interactive training, and expert guidance, you'll develop a deep understanding of residential construction. Access to essential software packages and AS/NZS codes is provided throughout your enrolment.

Certification And Digital Badges

Our Certification of Competency and CPD Points, accompanied by a Digital Badge for your credentials, will officially certify your qualifications and knowledge. This designation sets you apart as a highly skilled residential dwelling designer, visibly enhancing your CV with these valuable badges, all based on AS/NZS standards.

3-Months Internship Program

During this traineeship, you will engage in all six modules (all 6 SHORT Courses) while simultaneously participating in a 3-Month online Traineeship/Internship program. This comprehensive program offers a one weekly Live-Online training session with our experienced instructor, ensuring you gain valuable skills and knowledge. Get your questions and challenges directly addressed in one-on-one and group discussions with other engineers.

Flexible Self-Paced Learning

With our flexible, self-paced online learning, you can enhance your skills or become job-ready with just 10 hours a week. Whether you work full-time or juggle other commitments, our programs adapt to your schedule, offering part-time options for complete flexibility. Technology advancements ensure easy access to training materials, interactive peer discussions, and virtual lectures, providing a supportive, campus-like experience from anywhere.

Get The Help You Need, When You Need It

Our goal is to simplify your online study experience. With the right tools and a dedicated support team, we quickly address your training questions and technical issues. Access support: message your instructor for personal assistance or connect with current trainees in our LMS group chat, seek advice in our private group support chat from both past and present trainees, use our 24/7 Chat Bot for course-related queries, or call your student advisor for broader study concerns.

3-MONTH TRAINEESHIP OVERVIEW


Overview: 3-Month Traineeship, Designing and Drafting Single Storey Residential Dwellings

Module 1: Construction Knowledge of the Australian Residential Industry

You will learn about the Australian residential industry (construction knowledge) by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images.
Module Overview:
  • Common materials and commercial construction products (such as Mitek, Posistrut, etc.) used in the residential industry in Australia.
  • Terminology/language and technical phrases used in construction.
  • Australian construction techniques.
  • Learning about structural members used in timber and brick framing (i.e. timber stud wall and brick veneer wall).
  • Learning about different footing systems used in Australia.
  • How to read architectural drawings drawn based on Australian drafting standards
  • We use drawings from real-life projects in order to have a thorough understanding of the architectural design, therefore being able to start the structural design.
  • How to read structural drawings drawn based on Australian drafting standards (We used drawings from real-life projects in order to have a thorough understanding of the structural drawings drafted based on Australian standards).
  • Learning about required structural members in Australian residential houses.
  • Learning about the Australian standards used in residential designs (AS/NZS codes).

Module 2: Roof Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft roof elements while working on two real-life projects (step by step) with your instructor throughout the module. You will have access to all the essential software packages and resources (i.e. Structural Toolkit and relevant AS/NZS codes) you need to complete this module successfully. You will also learn about buildability and construction points by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images.
Module Overview:
  • Loading for roof elements based on AS1170
  • Analysis of roof elements (i.e. rafters) using Structural Toolkit and SpaceGASS
  • Designing roof elements (i.e. rafters) based on AS1720 & AS1684 using Structural Toolkit and manual computations, then comparing the results.
  • Drafting roof plan using AutoCAD.

Module 3: Framing Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft framing elements (lintels, beams, columns) while working on two real-life projects (step by step) with your instructor throughout the module. You will have access to all the essential software packages and resources (i.e. Structural Toolkit and relevant AS/NZS codes) you need to complete this module successfully. You will also learn about buildability and construction points by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images.
Module Overview:
  • Loading for framing elements based on AS1170
  • Analysis of timber lintels, timber beams, timber columns, steel lintels, steel beams, and steel columns using Structural Toolkit and learn how to analyse and model structural elements using SpaceGASS.
  •  Designing timber lintels, timber beams, timber columns, steel lintels, steel beams, and steel columns using Structural Toolkit based on AS1720, AS1684, and AS4100.
  • Drafting framing plan using AutoCAD.

Module 4: Drafting Framing Connection Details based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to draft framing connection details (timber beam to steel column, timber beam to timber beam, timber beam to steel beam, etc.) while working on two real-life projects (step by step) with your instructor throughout the module. You will have access to all the essential software packages and resources (i.e. AutoCAD and relevant AS/NZS codes) you need to complete this module successfully. You will also learn about buildability and construction points by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images.
Module Overview:
  • Learning about the standard connections between structural elements in residential timber framing based on Australian codes and standards (i.e. AS1684) in order to deliver a buildable and practical design and detailing.
  • Detailing timber connections (timber beam to timber post, timber beam to timber beam, etc.) based on Australian codes and standards such as AS1720, AS1684, etc.
  • Detailing steel connections (steel beam to steel column) based on AS4100.
  • Detailing combined connections (timber beam to steel column) based on AS4100, AS1720, etc.
  • Drafting connection details using AutoCAD.

Module 5: Bracing Design and Detailing based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft bracing systems (strap bracing, plywood bracing, portal frame, etc.) while working on two real-life projects (step by step) with your instructor throughout the module. You will have access to all the essential software packages and resources (i.e. Structural Toolkit and relevant AS/NZS codes) you need to complete this module successfully. You will also learn about buildability and construction points by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images.
Module Overview:
  • Calculating wind load acting on timber structure/framing based on AS1170.2, AS4055.
  • Learning about detailing and bracing capacity of different bracing techniques based on AS1684 and implementing the code's requirements in order to provide adequate bracing for a residential timber frame dwelling.
  • Drafting bracing plan and bracing details using AutoCAD.

Module 6: Footing Design and Detailing based on Australian Standards

You will learn how to design and draft footing systems (stiffened raft slab, waffle slab, timber subfloor, strip footings, etc.) while working on two real-life projects (step by step) with your instructor throughout the module. You will have access to all the essential software packages and resources (i.e. Structural Toolkit and relevant AS/NZS codes) you need to complete this module successfully. You will also learn about buildability and construction points by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images.
Module Overview:
  • Learning about different footing systems used in residential projects in Australia based on AS2870 and discussing the code requirements for each system.
  • Learning the terminology used in AS2870 and geotechnical reports in order to design a footing based on Australian Standards.
  • Learning how to read Geotechnical Reports (using real-life reports) and how to extract all necessary factors such as reactivity, controlled fill, uncontrolled fill, etc., that are needed to start footing design.
  • Designing footing systems (stiffened raft slab, waffle slab, timber subfloor & strip footings) based on AS2870.
  • Drafting footing plan and details using AutoCAD.

Career Opportunities

After finishing the training program and the 12-week traineeship, engineers will have sharpened their skills specific to the industry. They will learn to act professionally in the workplace and gain hands-on experience in designing and working on actual residential projects, culminating in their own Design Portfolio. Through mentorships, students will build confidence in their careers and be prepared to advance further. This training ensures they are skilled, knowledgeable, and competent in designing residential dwellings according to Australian Standards and Codes, using common software packages.
As a result, these engineers will be in high demand by hiring managers. They bring three months of specific, local industry experience, a reference from a senior structural engineer, and a portfolio and certificate of completion to demonstrate their readiness and capability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which software packages and resources will I have access to throughout the course and internship?

At various times students get access to Structural Toolkit, SpaceGASS, AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, LearnPedia Loading Excel Sheet, LearnPedia Project Checklist, and Relevant Australian Standards & Codes to be able to practice and design real-life projects.

Will I have the chance to participate in On-Site Inspections and observe a residential project during its construction phase?

Absolutely! At LearnPedia, we blend online educational resources with practical experiences to ensure a high-quality learning journey. Understanding the link between design and construction is crucial. After all, if you're not aware of how a building is constructed, how can you design it effectively? To address this, we include simulations of on-site residential construction and interactive training materials ā€“ like videos and images ā€“ in most of our course modules. This approach helps you gain a clear visual understanding, along with the essential knowledge you need.
Moreover, we organize Live In-Person Site Inspections during construction phases, with student excursions scheduled every few months. These excursions are thoughtfully crafted to complement the curriculum and are valuable for all trainees across various subject areas, enriching your educational experience.

Will I get to design any real-life projects throughout the courses?

Students will design two real-life projects throughout the courses, from the Beginning to the End, based on Australian Standards and Codes. These can be used to create your own Australian portfolio or add to your existing portfolio, proving your local experience and knowledge.

Will I be able to follow the online material? Is it clear and explained properly for me to understand and learn?

The modules are explained in detail using Simulations and Interactive Training Videos; you will be taken through a smooth learning process step by step. Everything is summarised and organised so that students won't be bombarded by too much information. And while working on real-life projects with trainer guidance throughout the course, you'll get to see how your trainer implements the information provided in the course. You will also have the chance to implement them by shadowing the trainer and working on the projects simultaneously.

How long will I have access to complete this course and Traineeship?

Trainees have 6 months from their enrollment date to complete their studies and submit all assessments and exams for this course. We recommend a minimum of 10hrs of study per week (Students may extend the duration of their enrollment on a month-by-month basis ā€“ extra fees apply).

Will I be job-ready as a Structural Engineer after completing this 3-month Traineeship?

Completing the traineeship will significantly enhance your skills and knowledge, making you a more competitive candidate. By successfully completing all six short courses and the 3 months traineeship program, you will significantly improve your chances of securing a job as a Structural Engineer. Our traineeship program provides valuable industry-specific skills, hands-on experience, and a Design Portfolio showcasing 3 real life projects, making you a highly desirable candidate in the job market. Our program has a strong track record, with 98% of trainees securing interviews and jobs within three months of program completion. Your commitment and dedication will play a crucial role in your success.

Do you offer any financial assistance or payment plans for your courses?

Yes, we understand that investing in upskilling can be a significant commitment, and we want to make it accessible to everyone. We offer multiple payment plan options, including our "Learn Now Pay Later" program, which allows you to start your training with a low weekly payment. Our payment plans are designed to be flexible and accommodating, with options starting from as low as $125 per week. Whether you're an Australian citizen or not, we have options that can suit your needs. For more detailed information and to explore our payment plans, please click on this link [insert link here].

What is the required score to pass the final exam and how many attempts do I get?

To pass the final exam, you must score at least 90 out of 100 points. You have a total of three attempts to pass the exam.

Requirements

  • Minimum second year of Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering
  • IELTS 6.0 score overall with no less than 6.0 in each skill, or equivalent if applicable
  • Abide by the LearnPedia Student Code of Conduct, including maintaining professional standards and at the host company
  • Be 18 years of age or older

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

At Learnpedia, we offer the opportunity to grow your career through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. CPD is a requirement of the National Engineering Register (NER) and includes anything that helps you expand your knowledge, maintain up-to-date technical skills, and progress your engineering career. CPD is required to achieve and maintain Chartered status in Engineers Australia and to maintain NER registration. It is an integral element of a successful engineering career.

Online learning space & what you need

LearnPedia is the Only Australian Institute providing Project Based Learning (PBL); giving you the opportunity to learn while working on real-life projects from Start to End with a support channel and highly structured internships.

This course is delivered by experts in the field through designing and drafting real-life projects based on AS/NZS, and pre-recorded site inspections of residential construction sites (videos & photos) in which the trainer explains the construction aspects you need to consider in your designs.

Students can study at their own pace, from anywhere, at any time, provided they have a personal electronic device and internet access. Required programs are provided through the course. Our Online Chat Room is also available for students to interact with each other, ask questions and receive further mentorship.

As part of our internship program, we host Live Online Q&A sessions where we answer questions and offer hands-on guidance about the course, modules and projects assigned in your internship.

Internship Completion & CPD Certifications

Digital Badge - Shareable Digital Credentials

Display LearnPedia badges on LinkedIn and your CV to stand out in job applications. They prove your skills and provide interview talking points, boosting your candidacy.

Certificate of Training and Completion

LearnPedia certificates demonstrate your skills and commitment to professional growth. Displaying them in interviews can enhance your employability, leading to better roles and higher pay.

CPD - Continuing Professional  Development 

Adding CPD training to your resume highlights your skills and expertise, making you a more appealing job candidate who may require less additional training.
HEAD INSTRUCTOR:

Moly Ashtari
Senior Structural Engineer

CPEng, NER, PE (RBP), RPEQ, MIEAust, 
M.ENG. (STRUCTURAL), B.ENG. (CIVIL)
Moly is a Senior Structural Engineer with over 10 years of experience, leading the structural design team, forensic team, and R&D department. Her deep knowledge and expertise span a broad array of areas, with a particular focus on residential engineering. Moly works hand-in-hand with engineers, graduates, and interns daily, fostering a supportive environment that cultivates practical knowledge and essential skills for budding engineers to thrive in their careers.
Known for her professional and friendly demeanor, Moly is dedicated to mentoring and inspiring the upcoming generation of engineers, sharing her experience and insights to help them navigate their professional journeys with confidence.

Trainee Success Stories: Transforming Careers with LearnPedia

LearnPedia is committed to empowering structural and civil engineers, architects, and building designers in the Australian industry. Our goal is to equip them with the knowledge, practical experience, and essential skills needed for career excellence.
We help graduates and newcomers secure their first job by providing the latest in-demand skills, ensuring they stand out. Additionally, we support established professionals in upskilling to advance in their careers.

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Madhukar - NSW

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"The course provides you with knowledge and skill about Australian residential dwelling design that I feel would require 5 years of experience to gain within a very short period of time which has been made possible by our very knowledgeable course trainer, Moly, by delivering the course very professionally and with her heart in an exceptionally detailed manner. As a student enrolled in the Design of Single Storey Dwelling Course, I feel the course not only clearly explains about the basics of structural engineering design of single-storey designing but also teaches you to tackle the real-life complications that will be experienced by you in your future workplace. The tricks that Moly teaches in this course will make you more effective and productive, which will enhance your performance at the workplace and help you stand out."
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Jacqueline - VIC 

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"The Single Storey Design Course has been a valuable learning experience for me. It covered all the fundamentals of the structural design of single-storey residential buildings including both theoretical and practical aspects of engineering. Moly delivered the course in an exceptionally detailed manner and was generous in sharing her knowledge and experiences in the local industry. She has been supportive throughout the course and was patient to answer all our questions. I enjoyed the whole learning experience and Iā€™m grateful to meet wonderful people in the process."
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Anup - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
The practical knowledge and exposure that I got from this course have not only developed the proper skill set for single storey dwelling design but also opened a broader view of how engineering and construction are done in Australia. I am pretty sure that this course will always put me one step ahead of other competitors out there not only now but also in my future career.
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Steven - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"An insightful learning experience executed flawlessly by our course trainer Moly. "Her expertise in structural engineering designing was evident throughout training as she provided material that was familiar yet highlighted common real-life problems associated with designs. "Her extensive knowledge and exposure to all these challenges presented me with a different perspective of tackling single storey dwelling designs. I thoroughly enjoyed my involvement and would highly recommend this advantageous single storey dwelling design course and Learnpedia as the best Structural Engineering Institute in Australia."
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Lasantha - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"I was a complete beginner in design and drafting as per Australian standards. LearnPedia's Internship changed that. I got hands-on experience, learning from the ground up - from roofing to footings. The course was clear, engaging, and practical, far exceeding my expectations. Our instructor Moly was a standout, making complex topics easy and practical. Her friendly, experienced teaching made a huge difference. I also got to use key tools like Structural Toolkit and SpaceGASS, boosting my confidence. This program isn't just theory. It's about real-world skills, making me job-ready. Now, I'm skilled in using Australian standards and codes, ready to tackle real projects. If you're new to this field, I highly recommend LearnPedia. It's a game-changer!"