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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

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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

Study Engineering at TAFE

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



Combine study with an amazing lifestyle

Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Coomera Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic 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

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;

  • Please refer to Additional costs

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.

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
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

Coomera

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications Elective
CPPBDN5006A Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs Elective
CPPBDN5017A Produce 2-D drawings for building design projects using CAD software Elective
CPCCSV5012A Assess timber-framed designs for one and two storey buildings Elective
CPPBDN5007A Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects Elective
CPPBDN5015A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for non-residential buildings Elective
LMFID5014A Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects Elective
CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs Elective
CPPBDN5002A Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects Elective
CPPBDN5004A Research compliance requirements for small-scale non-residential building design projects Elective

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 $28,000 2 Years
Coomera, Gold Coast $21,000 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course, that are not included in your tuition fees. All information on Resources will be given at orientation;

  • 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

Outcome

CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design 077748G

Job prospects

  • Trade Representative
  • Architect, Designer, Planner and Surveyor
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural, Building and Surveying Technician
  • 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

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only 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. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

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

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. 

Last updated on 25 September 2017

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