Diploma of Building Design - CPP50911

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Property Services Training Package. It 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.

Structure

17 units: 7 core and 10 elective

Subjects

  • Manage quality customer service
  • Research construction materials and methods for small-scale residential building design projects
  • Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs
  • Produce compliant client-approved designs for small-scale building design projects
  • Prepare a concept design for accessible building work
  • Apply ergonomic principles to accessible building design and fitout
  • Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs
  • Select and manage building and construction contractors
  • Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects
  • Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for small-scale residential buildings
  • Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects
  • Prepare specifications for all construction works
  • Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Negotiate and finalise planning approval for small-scale building design projects
  • Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software
  • Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs
  • Prepare a design brief for accessible building work
  • Apply principles of OHS risk management
  • Develop concepts for small-scale building design projects and finalise solutions with clients
  • Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for non-residential buildings
  • Research compliance requirements for small-scale residential building design projects
  • Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects
  • Research compliance requirements for small-scale non-residential building design projects
  • Contribute to construction and building design project finalisation processes
  • Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
  • Apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings
  • Write complex documents

Standard entry requirements

Not applicable.

Study pathways

Not applicable.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
The Hills College, Baulkham Hills Campus
No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
Nirimba College
No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
Granville College
No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Newcastle Campus
No
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Part-time
Ultimo College, Main Campus
No
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Part-time

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