Built Environment

CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design

This course is intended for people who wish to commence work in the building design profession.  It covers the many aspects of design of residential and small-scale commercial or industrial projects.  This includes designing new buildings, heritage restorations, additions to current buildings, and renovations.

The qualification also allows for membership with the national professional organisation, the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDA).

The course provides an integrated knowledge of construction systems and design processes as they pertain to building design, as well as an understanding of the legal and administrative processes necessary in achieving the desired outcomes for residential and small commercial development.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma of Building Design is the qualification required to become an accredited Building Designer.  It may lead to work in a firm that specialises in Building Design, Architecture or to being self-employed as a Building Designer.

Registration and/or licensing are controlled by the states and territories and your local authority should be contacted for detailed requirements.

Dates and Times

Australia wide  – Online

  • Rolling Intake beginning in February (Online only) – Places still available!

SOUTH
Clarence Campus – Part-time (Online and Evening classes)

  • Rolling Intake beginning in February – Places still available!
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Clarence Campus – Face to Face

  • Next Intake:   February 2019
  • Duration:   Full time face to face for first year
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling Intake:  Online only – Places still available!
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NORTH WEST
Burnie Campus

  • Rolling Intake:  Online only – Places still available!
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Mode of Study

  • Self-paced flexible eLearning (delivered nationally).
  • First year may be completed full time on campus in Clarence.

Recognition

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

Tasmanian Students:  $7,425
Commercial Students:  $15,610

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan
For further details on Fees and Payments please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Staff

All of our teachers have extensive work experience within and in conjunction with building design.  They also hold a variety of professional and technical qualifications relevant to building design and the broader construction industry.

Areas of Study

  • Design
  • Construction of buildings
  • Sustainable building design
  • 2D CAD and 3D Modelling
  • Building Compliance
  • Construction materials
  • Working drawings
  • Building Information Management (BIM)
  • Client interaction
  • Site analysis
  • Planning

Qualification Requirements

CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design comprises 17 units packaged as 7 core units and 10 electives.

All units below must be completed successfully to gain the qualification.

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