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Become a Building Design and Interior Design master with the dual qualification in Diploma of Building Design and Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration. This dual qualification has been specifically designed to give our students the knowledge and skills from both Industries and provide the best chance at employment. Graduates of these courses have a current 98% graduation employment rate and have won awards with the BDAQ.

In our design labs, you will develop skills in providing advice for designing innovative building designs and interiors, developing complete design schemes for the residential, commercial or retail interior spaces, working with a client brief and within project constraints. You will learn about construction, town planning, material selections, 3d modelling documentation, furnishings styles, colour, light and pattern in interior space all whilst using the latest computer software including: Autodesk Revit, CAD, SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe Premiere, InDesign and Photoshop. Learn specialist skills in Building Design and Interior Design including: 3D computer aided drafting conducting site surveys, construction materials technology, commercial documentation compliance for sustainable design.

This program covers the theory and practical skills to produce documentation for Residential and Commercial Building Approval for Class 1 and Class 2 to 9, building Type A, B and C in accordance with the provisions of the National Construction Code of Australia. Develop skills to design innovative interiors, complete design schemes Present your ideas with photorealistic 3d models, industry standard documentation and details and a thorough understanding of the complexities of buildability in accordance with codes.

Create Buildings and Interiors that others will admire and you could be designing Residential and Commercial projects, including new homes, or renovations, small commercial office or retail buildings, industrial projects such as factories or warehouses. This program will prepare you to work as an interior designer, architectural or building design assistant, building designer, interior visualisation artist, colour consultant, interior stylist or furnishings agent.

Topics include:

  • Commercial design
  • Residential design
  • Design drawings sketches and concepts
  • Documentation detailing
  • Colour  Soft Furnishings
  • Construction methodology
  • Animated walkthroughs and 3d visualisation
  • Client presentations scheduling and purchasing
  • Manage projects
  • Residential building compliance
  • Large scale commercial projects
  • Site inspections for small scale projects
  • Interior spaces for hospitality
  • Digital simulations

This program is recognised by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission as meeting the technical requirements for licensing for the Low Rise Building Design & Medium Rise Building Design licence class. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Nambour

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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

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Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Nambour Full Time Classroom 29/01/2019
28/01/2020

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 Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Nambour
91 Windsor Road
Nambour QLD 4560

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.

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 8.00am - 4.45pm and Wednesday 8.00am - 12.00pm

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.00pm

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 these qualifications you will need to complete:
Competencies: 33

Semester 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CPPBDN5006A Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs Elective QBCC required
CPPBDN5005A Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects Core
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs Elective
CPPBDN5007A Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects Elective
MSFID4001 Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces Core
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms Core
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas Core
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice Core
Semester 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
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
CPPBDN5011A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for small-scale residential buildings Core
CPCCSV5012A Assess timber-framed designs for one and two storey buildings Elective QBCC required
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions Core
MSFID4002 Decorate residential interiors Core
MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings Core
MSFID4006 Research and recommend hard materials and finishes for interiors Core
MSFID4007 Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors Core
Semester 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
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
CPPBDN5016A Produce and present rendered animations of 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
CPPBDN5015A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for non-residential buildings Elective
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for interior design brief Core
MSFID4010 Research interior decoration and design influences Core
MSFID5013 Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors Core
Semester 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CPCCBC4015A Prepare specifications for all construction works Elective
CPPBDN5014A Contribute to construction and building design project finalisation processes Elective
MSFID5002 Develop a decoration proposal for a complex site Core
MSFID6005 Design for retail interiors Core
MSFID4009 Research architectural styles and movements Core
MSFID5001 Design residential interiors Core

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    
Diploma of Building Design
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
$28,000 2 Years

Additional costs

There are various items required to be purchased to complete this course to the approximate value of $640.00. Details will be provided at Orientation.

Outcome

CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design 077748G
MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration 083415A

Job prospects

  • Drafter
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Building Designer

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 12 February 2018

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