Built Environment

CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design

CPP50911 Diploma Of Building Design 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.

Areas of study include:

  • 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

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Building Designer
  • Employment with firms that specialize in building design or architecture.

Location, dates and times

Australia wide  – Online

  • Rolling Intake  (Online only)

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

  • Rolling Intake

Information Session:

Clarence Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 5pm to 7pm
Room C2.07, C Block, 4A Bounty Street, Warrane
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Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling Intake:  Online only

Information Session:

Alanvale Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 1pm to 3pm
Room A2.36/37/38, A Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Burnie Campus

  • Rolling Intake:  Online only

Information Session:

Burnie Monday, 25 November 2019, 5pm to 7pm
Room D1.11, D Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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Learning Options

This course may be delivered via the following study modes:

  • Online
  • On campus (first year may be completed full time on campus at Clarence)

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma students who are unable to pay tuition fees up front are able to defer fees under the VET Student Loans scheme. Further details are available at our VET Student Loans page.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

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


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


CPP50911 Diploma Of Building Design.

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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