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TAFE NSW courses can provide amazing in careers related to building design and drafting. Building designers work with architects and engineers to develop working drawings and building plans for new constructions and renovations.

Apply decoration and skills to what is crucial in our lives: the spaces in which we live, work and play in. This career area embraces everything from the hands-on products to colour theory.

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TAFE NSW offers a range of interior design courses for people at all stages of their career; from those just getting started in design, through to the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) for people wanting to fully hone their skills and further their interior design career.

The CAD courses offered at TAFE NSW can teach you the skills to professionally produce the drawings used in the engineering, drafting, and building design industries.

A draftsman is proficient in all the various aspects of technical and material designs, dimensions and procedures, to produce drawings for building and construction projects. Architects, on the other hand, work on the overall planning, design, and documentation of projects, as well as being involved with the administration and project management side of the business.

With a TAFE NSW interior design course qualification, and TAFE NSW’s valuable industry connections, you’ll be ready to begin your interior design career the right way.

From building design short courses through to diplomas, and more than 25,000 employer connections, TAFE NSW has the qualifications and industry contacts to help you become a building designer.

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What job opportunities could a building design or drafting course lead to?

An building design or drafting course can lead to a number of job opportunities; from preparing and drafting designs for residential projects, to surveying for major national infrastructure undertakings.

Qualifications in building design and drafting can lead to a job as:

  • a building designer
  • a CAD technician
  • a building informational modeler
  • a landscaper

Whether you're just starting out in your building design and drafting 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 NSW courses in this area include:

  • Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Building Design
  • Engineering Drafting
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Surveying
  • Spatial Information Services
  • Rural Operations