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“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. Course details

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Gold Coast - Coomera

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Part time: 2 sessions / 1 day per week

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  • Full Fee $145

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07 5581 8300

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Key dates

Gold Coast - Coomera 9 Jun 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
10 Nov 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom


Gold Coast - Coomera
198 Foxwell Road
Coomera QLD 4209

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.


Classes are offered on:

  • Saturday 9 June - Saturday 16 June 2018 from 9.00am-2.00pm (2 sessions) at Coomera, A Block, Level 5, Room A.05.006
  • Saturday 10 November - Saturday 17 November 2018 from 9.00am-2.00pm (2 sessions) at Coomera, A Block, Level 5, Room A.05.006

Please note - This course is offered once a week on a specific day each week. Throughout the year we vary the day that each delivery package may be offered to suit students’ needs and availability. Students are enrolling in a specific day for the duration of the course. Refer to the dates on your Confirmation of Enrolment.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.



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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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NACC Introduction to Building Design

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Note: 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 enrolments.

Last updated on 2 March 2018

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