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Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Rise up in the world of design with the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural). Your dream of working for an architect, building designer, or running your own building design firm can become a reality. A career in this field can be both creative and rewarding.

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Diverse opportunities for your future

This course will equip you with knowledge and skills to accomplish the design, presentation and documentation process for residential and commercial building projects.

The course focuses around the idea of ‘the simulated office’ with a project based delivery structure where you will apply the knowledge gained to projects as you progress through the course. Classes mix hands-on sketching and design work with theory and building documentation drawings.

Industry connections and resources

This course is recognised by the Building Designers Association of Victoria, and by the Building Practitioners Board as the pre-requisite qualification for application to become a registered practitioner within Victoria.
Note: practical industry experience is also required.

The course is also an excellent stepping stone to other qualifications in fields such as architecture, project management, town planning, or interior design.

Our teachers are fully qualified and experienced to lead you through your building design studies. The department uses up-to-date computer-aided programs to ensure you are working in line with industry needs and teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure you are industry ready.

Employment outcomes

Career opportunities for building design professionals are extensive, including:

  • design team leader
  • project administrator
  • architectural technician/designer
  • architect’s assistant

Look forward to working in a variety of offices: Building Design, Architectural and even Engineering.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are in place, including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, completion of practical assignments/folio work, and targeted oral questions.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information on the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

22268VIC

VTAC Code

Epping 6900269034, Prahran 6900869034, Preston 6900669034

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years
You may be required to attend classes at more than one campus during the course of your studies

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$10500
Ineligible:$19250
Materials:$352

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is by a variety of methods, including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, completion of practical assignments/folio work, and targeted oral questions

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Entrance Requirements

You need to have successfully completed Year 12/VCE or be mature age
For additional information, we encourage you to attend one of our Information sessions

Career Pathways

This course opens the door to a huge variety of employment opportunities, including working as a team leader or project administrator with architects, builders or building designers. You will also have the ability to run your own drafting office, or work in the building management department of large commercial enterprises or government departments.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

International Students

Code

22268VIC

CRICOS Code

087707A

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Duration

Full-time: 2 years
You may be required to attend classes at more than one campus during the course of your studies

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency.
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by a variety of methods, including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, completion of practical assignments/folio work, and targeted oral questions

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6500
  • Tuition fees per year: $13000
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Career Pathways

This course opens the door to a huge variety of employment opportunities, including working as a team leader or project administrator with architects, builders or building designers. You will also have the ability to run your own drafting office, or work in the building management department of large commercial enterprises or government departments.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBPMG415A Apply project risk-management techniques 40
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning 50
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6
VU21587 Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process 40
VU21588 Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings 180
VU21589 Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings 120
VU21590 Comply with relevant legislation in the design to residential buildings 40
VU21591 Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings 50
VU21592 Design safe buildings 40
VU21593 Design sustainable buildings 90
VU21594 Intergrate services layout into design documentation 40
VU21596 Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings 180
VU21597 Produce working drawings for commercial buildings 180
VU21598 Select construction materials for building projects 40
VU21599 Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings 200
VU21600 Intergrate digital applications into architectural workflows 240
VU21601 Present architectural designs 120
VU21602 Manage architectural project administration 60
VU21603 Undertake complex architectural projects 280
VU21604 Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment 60
VU21605 Apply Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process 30

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.