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.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Building Design
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.
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
|University||University Course||Points||Time Equiv.||Details|
|TAFE SA Higher Education||Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting)||4.5 points
| ||Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Site Management)||4.5 points
|University of Adelaide||Bachelor of Architectural Design||18 points
| ||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural)||15 points
|University of South Australia||Bachelor of Built Environment||18 points
| ||Associate Degree in Built Environment (ITBG)||18 points
| ||Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics||18 points
These course fees are for international students only.
|Tuition Fees||Incidental Fees|
|Semester 1||AUD $6500||-|
|Semester 2||AUD $6500||-|
|Semester 3||AUD $6500||-|
|Semester 4||AUD $6500||-|
|Fee Totals||AUD $26000||-|
|Total Course Cost||AUD $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 Health Cover
All overseas students are required to have Overseas 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 Health Cover.
TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.