Diploma of Building Design

National code: CPP50911 | WA course code: D772 | CRICOS code: 079399G

Diploma of Building Design

About this course

This course develops the skills you need to convert an idea into a clear, dimensioned drawing to prepare the builder with the necessary information for construction. Your work will be mostly office-based but also involves spending time on building sites. You will learn the social and environmental aspects of construction projects and the practical skills required to prepare drawings, estimates and plans using 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques.

The Diploma fine tunes your skills for the construction of Class 2 to 9 commercial and industrial building projects.


This qualification has seven core units and 10 elective units. Follow this link to view an outline of this qualification.

Please note that you must complete all of the core units listed on the qualification outline, however the elective units you study may differ between TAFE colleges. You will be provided with a course outline at orientation which identifies the elective units you will be enrolled into at your TAFE college.

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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12 is required for entry into this course

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Tuition fees

The fee displayed is the current tuition fee.

TIWA tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

The Resource fee includes any consumable that is used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

​Please view the Admission Requirements for your country of origin.

Career opportunities

  • Architectural Drafter
  • Building Designer
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