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Building Trades Courses

Are you a hands-on person that enjoys seeing structures come to life? Then a career in building and construction is for you and at TAFE NSW, there is a number of courses to consider.

Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish building and construction tasks within the industry.

Popular courses in Building Trades

Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying

Course code: CPC60115

Are you interested in a surveying career? The Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying will provide you with the knowledge of compliance requirements and construction methods. 

You'll learn to provide compliance consulting advice to clients about their proposed building developments, process planning and building application, conduct site inspections, audit buildings for non-compliance and issue occupancy certificates.

Diploma of Building Design

Course code: CPP50911

Love architecture, and have goals of creating your own building marvels? Our Diploma of Building Design could be the ideal pathway to turn your career dreams into reality. The nationally recognised Diploma of Building Design qualification has been developed to ensure that your skills and knowledge align with the current Building Code of Australia (BCA), except Construction Type A buildings.

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course code: CPC50210

Would you like to further your career in the construction industry? The Diploma of Building and Construction will put you on the pathway for employment as a site manager or project manager for low and medium rise projects.

You'll learn essential building skills and knowledge in planning, understanding specifications, legalities, project management, OHS risk management, estimating costs, structural principles, managing risk and more.

Certificate III in Plumbing

Course code: CPC32413

Do you like working with your hands? Then a career in the licensed plumbing trades could be for you. The Certificate III in Plumbing covers common and specialist areas for the industry including water, sanitary, drainage, mechanical services, roofing and gas services.

Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

Course code: CPC31311

Have a keen eye for detail, and enjoy puzzles? The Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling may be for you.

Being a qualified Tiler is more than just laying down walls and floors with tiles, it takes skill, planning and understanding of the surface you are dealing with, its layout, and the materials being used. The Cert III in Wall and Floor Tiling will provide you with these specialist skills to be a qualified and successful Tiler.

Why study a Building Trade at TAFE NSW?

A building trades course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from working as a self-employed builder to overseeing projects and construction sites. Qualifications in building trades can lead to a job as a plumber, sign writer, site foreman, builder or bricklayer. The average weekly salary for a plumber is $1,200.

Whether you're just starting out in your building trades career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you. TAFE courses in the area include Plumbing, Carpentry, Construction, Bricklaying, Building Surveying, Roof Tiling, Building Design, Drainage and Building and Construction.