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Building, Design & Drafting

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Diploma of Building Design

Duration Up to 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCPP50911
TAFE SA CodeTP00299
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileBuilding DesignerBuilding Designer
FacultiesBuilding and Construction
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Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
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External805006Apply Now ExternalPT 
Tonsley805003Apply Now On & Off CampusFTDay Only
Tonsley805004Apply Now On & Off CampusPTEvening Only
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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Fee Help will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • If there are more applicants than available places, TAFE SA will make offers based on date of application.
    • For further information on studying this course externally contact (08) 8207 4981 or

    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Numerous career paths exist for building designers, including working for building design or architectural firms, consultancies, government departments, residential and commercial developers or self-employment.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Building Design (CPP50911)
    This qualification applies to building designers who undertake building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except Construction Type A buildings. Building designers may specialise in residential projects including new buildings, heritage restorations and additions or renovations; or they may also undertake commercial and industrial projects such as factories, motels, offices, restaurants, retail or service outlets and warehouses. 7 core units plus 10 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Diploma of Building Design

    UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Built Environment10818Details
    Associate Degree in Built Environment (ITBG)7218Details
    Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics14418Details
    Bachelor of Architectural Studies (060207K)10822.5Details


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.