Architecture and Building Design

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Sydney TAFE architecture, building design and CAD courses are designed for the future

Do you have a passion for conceptual challenges and problem-solving? Courses related to architecture and building design at Sydney TAFE can take you to a rewarding career working on infrastructure projects, commercial and industrial buildings, or homes.

It’s an exciting area of work: from generating the initial idea, to seeing the final brick being laid. And the roles are varied: from advising clients, to collecting data, surveying sites, revising plans right, down to overseeing construction.

Sydney TAFE meets your career needs

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Utilise state-of-the-art facilities and resources used by professionals in the industry.
  • Launching your career? Our courses can take you from work-placement through to owning your own business.
  • Time for a change? Network with the best in the industry as you learn the latest technology and practices.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

So if you are already working in the industry and want to build on your architecture and building design career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is also always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate course to a bachelor degree in construction, construction management or housing.

Some higher level architecture, building design and CAD courses offer credit transfer so you can fast-track your degree after you finish your Sydney TAFE course.

You may gain credit towards a degree at:

  • University of NSW
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs, from a project management certificate to degree-level study in design.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Building, Construction and Plumbing
  • Business Management and Office Administration
  • Real Estate and Valuation
  • Surveying and Spatial Information Services

Sydney TAFE’s industry partnerships make sure your course is always up to date, and provide you with opportunities and contacts.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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