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Develop the technical skills to design and draw 2D and 3D residential and commercial buildings. Learn the full suite of skills from technical design to communication, including the principles of building construction, codes and regulations, design, drawing and sketching techniques, computer-generated building and modelling procedures, and interpreting client briefs. Gain skills in a suite of programs used for Building Design and Interior Design presentation including Autodesk Revit, CAD, SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Premier, InDesign and Photoshop. You’ll learn both in the classroom and through practical workshops in simulated workplace environments. Course details

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Gold Coast - Coomera, Nambour

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 Joe Lam

Certificate III in Carpentry

I chose TAFE Queensland because it offered the carpentry course I wanted and I had heard a lot of good feedback from past students. My experience at TAFE Queensland has been a positive one. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I would recommend TAFE Queensland to other international students as I’ve received a high quality education here.

Joe Lam
Certificate III in Carpentry
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

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Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

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Engineer your own future

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings and plant, mining and industrial water and waste management facilities. Our courses will teach you how to set up machinery to enable the manufacture of engineering products, repair and replacing components, design and manufacture modifications to existing component parts, maintain plant and equipment, and construct and commission work

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

079955G Nambour Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
29/01/2019

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083

 079056J Coomera Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

Nambour
91 Windsor Road
Nambour QLD 4560

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast:

  • Pens
  • Notepad
  • USB Memory Stick
  • Textbooks and other related supplies are generally not included in the cost of the course. More advice regarding books and materials will be supplied at orientation

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

You will be required to hold a Construction White Card in order to complete construction site visits during this program.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 17 Units:
Core Competencies: 7
Elective Competencies: 10 

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPPBDN5001A Research construction materials and methods for small-scale residential building design projects Core
CPPBDN5003A Research compliance requirements for small-scale residential building design projects Core
CPPBDN5005A Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects Core
CPPBDN5008A Develop concepts for small-scale building design projects and finalise solutions with clients Core
CPPBDN5009A Produce compliant client-approved designs for small-scale building design projects Core
CPPBDN5011A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for small-scale residential buildings Core

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CPPBDN5006A Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs Elective Compliant Design 1 - QBCC required
CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs Elective Compliant Design 1
CPPBDN5007A Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects Elective Site Survey
CPCCSV5012A Assess timber-framed designs for one and two storey buildings Elective Documentation 1 - QBCC required
CPPBDN5002A Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects Elective Construction and Compliance 2
CPPBDN5004A Research compliance requirements for small-scale non-residential building design projects Elective Construction and Compliance 2
CPPBDN5015A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for non-residential buildings Elective Documentation 2
CPPBDN5016A Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs Elective Compliant Design 3
CPCCBC4015A Prepare specifications for all construction works Elective Project Management
CPPBDN5014A Contribute to construction and building design project finalisation processes Elective Project Management

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CPPBDN5007A Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects Elective Design Concepts
CPPBDN5006A Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs Elective Design Concepts
CUFDIG506A Design interaction Elective Photoshop
CUVGRD504A Create and manipulate graphics Elective Photoshop
CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs Elective CAD Models
CPPBDN5016A Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs Elective CAD Models
CPPBDN5015A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for non-residential buildings Elective Documentation 2
CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects Elective Documentation 2
CPPBDN5002A Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects Elective Construction 3

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g.  partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Nambour, East Coast $20,000 2 Years
Coomera, Gold Coast $20,000 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Please note: In addition to the Tuition cost you will be required to purchase resources to the appoximate value of $351.45

Outcome

CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design

Job prospects

  • Trade Representative
  • Architects, Designers, Planners And Surveyors
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural, Building And Surveying Technicians
  • Model Maker
  • Drafter
  • Building Designer
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Plan Checker
  • Planner

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

 Joe Lam

Certificate III in Carpentry

I chose TAFE Queensland because it offered the carpentry course I wanted and I had heard a lot of good feedback from past students. My experience at TAFE Queensland has been a positive one. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful and the teachers are very knowledgeable. I would recommend TAFE Queensland to other international students as I’ve received a high quality education here.

Joe Lam
Certificate III in Carpentry
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 21 March 2017

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