Course Info

Diploma of Building Design

National Course Code: CPP50911


Build your career as a Building Designer with the nationally accredited Diploma of Building Design. Gain sought-after CAD experience and specialise in residential projects such as new buildings, heritage restorations and renovations, or undertake commercial and industrial projects like factories, retail spaces and warehouses.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Produce 3D rendered model animations and recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects
  • Research construction materials and methods to use in building design
  • Produce industry-standard documentation that supports client requirements
  • Apply WHS requirements based on polices and procedure in the construction industry


Develop the personal qualities and technical skills you need to get ahead in this field, including:

  • Creativity
  • Visually represent a client brief
  • Problem solving skills
  • Spatial awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills


Successfully completing this course will give you:

  • A nationally recognised Diploma qualification
  • A professionally developed portfolio of work
  • Gain in-demand CAD knowledge


The Diploma of Building Design is the entry level qualification you need to become a Building Designer.

Plus, you can take your passion for study and design further with a TAFE NSW Graduate Diploma or Degree.


New construction and infrastructure projects will create more opportunities to advance your career in building design.

This qualification provides you with the technical and theoretical know-how to design and develop documentation required to national construction codes and standards.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.


This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • Great spatial awareness
  • The ability to solve complex problems
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Good time management skills
  • Great communication skills
  • An interest in the building design industry

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course, your competence will be assessed through:

  • Practical assessment
  • Theoretical assessment
  • Project assessment

This includes designing and developing single residence townhouses and a commercial building up to three storeys.

The Diploma of Building Design is the entry level qualification you need to become a building designer.

The Diploma of Building Design could lead into a Graduate Diploma with TAFE NSW.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Concept design
  • CAD skills
  • Producing 2D documentation
  • Producing 3D modelling and presentation

Learn your practice by creating simulated design and development for residential dwellings, low rise medium density housing and low rise commercial properties.

Bring your building design ideas to life with digital modelling and incorporate the latest in sustainability thinking to your creations.

You will have access to industry specific computer rooms, studios, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses.

The construction industry continues to grow, thanks to emerging technology and strong population growth.

New construction and infrastructure will create more opportunities to advance your career in building design.

Explore the trends that influence modern building design including digital innovation, design accessibility and small space living.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Full Time
  • Study Online
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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  • Start Date: 30 Apr 2021
  • Duration: 2 Years

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