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Lead the architectural industry with the combined Diploma of Building Design and Interior Design and Decoration. Working on simulated projects you will learn to produce and present refined ideas to clients and industry. With multidisciplinary capability you will be ideally poised to add value to a range of organisations or apply your skills to personal endeavours. Course details

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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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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
28/01/2019
 

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 Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

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.

Students must have access to a CAD or Gaming quality machine. Minimum specifications can be found here. Windows machines are ideal as Autodesk programs are not available native to Mac (you may use a dual boot system however we will not be able to provide any support in this process and there are known glitches using this arrangement).

Autodesk programs (Revit & AutoCad) can be downloaded for free as an educational version. Adobe programs and Sketchup are available on campus however it would be beneficial to purchase a personal copy to assist completion of project work.

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

Or

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

Please note the Diploma of Building Design and Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration are delivered concurrently over two years. 

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 38 units:
Core Competencies: 17
Elective Competencies: 21

Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
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
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas Core
MSFID5003 Evaluate site for interior design brief Core
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief Core
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms Core
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms Core
CPPBDN5012A Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs Elective
CPPBDN5006A Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs Elective
CUAACD302 Produce computer-aided drawings Elective
MSFID4007 Identify materials, construction techniques and methods used in building interiors Elective
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design Elective
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process Elective
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions Elective
Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CPPBDN5008A Develop concepts for small-scale building design projects and finalise solutions with clients Core
CPPBDN5005A Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects Core
CPPBDN5011A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for small-scale residential buildings Core
MSFID4001 Research, analyse and apply colour for interior spaces Core
MSFID4002 Decorate residential interiors Core
CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings Core
CPPACC5011A Prepare a concept design for accessible building work Elective
MSFID5005 Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space Elective
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Elective
MSFID4008 Assess interior light and recommend light fittings Elective
MSFID4003 Prepare a materials board for client presentation Elective
Stage 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CPPBDN5009A Produce compliant client-approved designs for small-scale building design projects Core
CPPBDN5004A Research compliance requirements for small-scale non-residential building design projects Elective
CPPBDN5002A Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects Elective
MSFID5004 Specify structural elements, systems and services for interior spaces Elective
MSFID5013 Design for small to medium scale commercial or institutional interiors Elective
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas Elective
MSFID5014 Use CAD applications to complete models and documentation for interior design projects Elective
Stage 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
MSFID4011 Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
CPPBDN5015A Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for non-residential buildings Elective
CPPBDN5013A Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects Elective
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models Elective

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
South Bank, Brisbane    
Diploma of Building Design
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
$14,000
$14,000
2 Years
 

Outcome

CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design 077748G

MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration 083415A

Job prospects

  • Interior Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Building Designer
  • Architectural Draftsperson

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 24 May 2017

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