Diploma of Building Design

Duration (incl. holidays) 102 weeks
Teaching Duration80 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code078979G
National CodeCPP50911
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileBuilding DesignerBuilding Designer
FacultiesBuilding and Construction
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    These courses prepare graduates for work on commercial and industrial projects as well as low-rise residential buildings. Students also gain the skills to work in an architectural or design office preparing plans and documents.

    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

    You will only receive a joint offer for TAFE SA and University if you apply for a Packaged University Program. If the University course that you have selected is not part of a Packaged University Offers, you will need to apply separately to the University for your selected degree program.

    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

    Credit Gained
    UniversityUniversity CoursePointsTime Equiv.Details
    University of South AustraliaBachelor of Built Environment18 points 6 months Details
     Associate Degree in Built Environment (ITBG)18 points 6 months Details
     Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics18 points 6 months Details


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $6500-
    Semester 2AUD $6500-
    Semester 3AUD $6500-
    Semester 4AUD $6500-
    Fee TotalsAUD $26000-
    Total Course CostAUD $26000

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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