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  • NONAC04008

Introduction to Building Design

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

Introduction to Building Design is a short two day workshop for beginners

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Course overview

Course overview

“Introduction to Building Design” is a short two day workshop for beginners - from those hoping to renovate their existing home to those who may have bought a block of land and would like to put their own personality into it. It is also particularly helpful for those wondering if they may like to pursue a design career, albeit building design, interior design or architecture.

This 8 hour course will include a brief look at the basic construction process, passive energy efficiency, sustainability, housing styles, the design profession, resources and constraints, interior and exterior material choices, various basic design methods, design development, basic scaling and drawing (manual), CAD options and presentation, culminating in a design of your own.

Apart from the obligatory tape measure, pen and notebook and images of your taste - please bring a sense of fun and lots of dreams!

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

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

  • Please bring a tape measure, biro and notebook to class.
  • Images of your taste (interior/exterior), possibly magazine cuttings, or information on your block of land, existing residence etc.
  • Please note: There are no canteen facilities at Coomera over the weekend so students are advised to bring their own refreshments.

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Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland