AWARD COURSE

Diploma of Building Design


National Code: CPP50911
TAFE SA Code: TP00299


Description

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.

Duration
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Up to 24 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Building Designer Building Designer

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$1,389 - $2,019
$5,558 - $8,075
Concession
$995 - $1,445
$3,978 - $5,780

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$5,382 - $7,820
$21,528 - $31,280
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • 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 course covers safety, materials, compliance, sustainability, design concepts, working and design drawings. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 10 elective units.

    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20
    Develop concepts for small-scale building design projects and finalise solutions with clients 180
    Produce compliant client-approved designs for small-scale building design projects 190
    Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for small-scale residential buildings 220
    Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects 90
    Research construction materials and methods for small-scale residential building design projects 65

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings 36
    Assess timber-framed designs for one and two storey buildings 36
    Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs 50
    Generate design solutions 60
    Produce 2-D drawings for building design projects using CAD software 40
    Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs 60
    Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs 50
    Research compliance requirements for small-scale non-residential building design projects 50
    Research compliance requirements for small-scale residential building design projects 40
    Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects 65
    Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects 80
  • 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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting)
    Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Site Management)
    Bachelor of Architectural Design
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural)
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