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Introduction to Building Design

Non-accredited Short Course

Introduction to Building Design is a short workshop for beginners

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Coomera Start date: 04 Mar 2023 Duration: 4 weeks
Full Fee

Course overview

Introduction to Building design is a short course designed to present general concepts related to building design, which would help you to have a broad insight about building design parameters.

The topics analysed in this course may assist at deciding if a career in building design suits you. Key topics covered are:

  1. Creating a 'Design Brief' - covering site analysis: location, orientation, infrastructure, legal compliance (council regulations), environmental, climate, etc.
  2. Building classification - Australia.
  3. Architectural styles - historical timeline, covering the prehistoric to post-modernisation periods.
  4. Construction methods.
  5. Revit and AutoCAD drafting - introductory level.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
04 Mar 2023
4 weeks
Part time 1 day per week
  • Full fee: $305

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Introduction to Building Design (NONAC04008)

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Introduction to Building Design

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you have strong computer literacy skills, as you'll be using Revit and AutoCAD software on our TAFE PCs over the duration of this course.

Resources required

You will be required to bring the following to class:

  • personal stationery
  • a ruler
  • compass
  • 2 x triangle rulers
  • A protractor
  • 2B graphite pencils
  • A3 drawing paper
  • Triangular Scale Ruler (optional)

Please note: after enrolment, and before your first lesson, please ensure you download the Revit and AutoCAD 2021 student edition from the Autodesk website (please check the system requirements). You will be prompted to upload your Confirmation of Enrolment from TAFE Queensland that you received upon enrolment.


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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.