Why choose this course?
If you are creative and technical minded, and love architecture, you will enjoy this qualification. Learn how to produce drawings and documentation to support building designers and architects undertaking residential building design projects. You will develop skills to present and document building projects using both manual and computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
During your studies you will gain a broad range of specialist knowledge covering the range of materials and construction systems typically used in the local residential building industry. The course structure is based on construction and drafting skills to National Building Codes, Australian Standards and Local Planning Regulations so you should consider if these regulations are applicable in your own country.
This qualification has been designed in consultation with the local industry groups such as architects, building designers and builders, to ensure that the you graduate with the drafting skills required.
- Architectural Draftsperson
- Building Designer
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
Equivalent to Australian Year 12 with passes in English and Maths.
There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).
For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.
How to apply
Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:
- find a course;
- check entry requirements;
- submit an application;
- accept your offer and pay;
- apply for your student visa; and
- receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
View our TAFE application process for detailed advice
Cutoff dates to apply for TAFE Semester 2, 2023:
- Students not in Australia: applications close Friday 19 May 2023.
- Students already in Australia: applications will be assessed depending on availability.
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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.