What will I learn?

This course is designed for people wanting to work in the architectural and building design industry. Students will learn the theoretical and practical skills that will enable them to work effectively as architectural draftspersons, CAD Technician or Building Information Modeller in the residential sector as well as the industrial and commercial building sectors.

Skills include: drafting, building information, modelling, building construction. Theory including the BCA, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), environment awareness, sustainable building theory and administration.

The course also provides students with a range of skills in graphics and building construction theory required to prepare sketches and working drawings by manual and CAD techniques. Building designers may specialize 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.

Course Structure

To receive the Diploma of Building Design students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Core Units

  • Apply Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Develop concepts for small-scale building design projects and finalize solutions with clients
  • Produce compliant client-approved designs for small-scale building design projects
  • Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for small-scale residential buildings
  • Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects
  • Research compliance requirements for small-scale residential building design projects
  • Research construction materials and methods for small-scale residential building design projects

Career opportunities

  • Building designer

CRICOS

079001B

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$11,175.00 (US$ 7,586) per year
AUD $22,350 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

TAFE NSW

Ultimo College,

651-731 Harris Street,

ULTIMO,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$11,175.00 (US$ 7,586) per year
AUD $22,350 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 February 2020

Venue

South Western Sydney Institute - Granville College

136 William Street,

GRANVILLE,

New South Wales,

2142, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Ultimo College requires Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent

While there is no formal academic entry requirement for this course, for student visa purposes you may be required to show successful completion of an academic qualification equivalent to Year 10 or Year 12

Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent

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About this uni

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