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.
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.
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.
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.
VTAC CodePreston 6900669034
You may be required to attend classes at more than one campus during the course of your studies
Class Schedule: *
Depends on campus. Enquire with department.
Modes of Delivery
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment is by a variety of methods, including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, completion of practical assignments/folio work, and targeted oral questions
MaterialsLists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Entrance RequirementsYou 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
Pathways to further studyMelbourne Polytechnic provides seamless pathways towards higher qualifications. Successful completion of this course will provide 9 subjects/1.5 years credit into the HEBBE Bachelor of the Built Environment.
Career PathwaysThis 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.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBPMG415A||APPLY PROJECT RISK-MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES||40|
|BSBSMB404||UNDERTAKE SMALL BUSINESS PLANNING||50|
|CPCCWHS1001||PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||6|
|VU22454||UNDERTAKE SITE SURVEY AND ANALYSIS TO INFORM DESIGN PROCESS||40|
|VU22455||APPLY STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY TO THE DESIGN OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS||180|
|VU22456||APPLY STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY TO DESIGN OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS||120|
|VU22457||COMPLY WITH RELEVANT LEGISLATION IN THE DESIGN OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS||50|
|VU22458||COMPLY WITH RELEVANT LEGISLATION IN THE DESIGN OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS||60|
|VU22459||DESIGN SAFE BUILDINGS||40|
|VU22460||DESIGN SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS||90|
|VU22461||INTEGRATE SERVICES LAYOUT INTO DESIGN DOCUMENTATION||40|
|VU22462||PRODUCE PRELIMINARY AND WORKING DRAWINGS FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS||180|
|VU22463||PRODUCE PRELIMINARY AND WORKING DRAWINGS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS||180|
|VU22464||SELECT CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR BUILDING PROJECTS||60|
|VU22465||PROVIDE DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS||200|
|VU22466||INTEGRATE DIGITAL APPLICATIONS INTO ARCHITECTURAL WORKFLOWS||240|
|VU22467||PRESENT ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS||120|
|VU22468||MANAGE ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT ADMINISTRATION||60|
|VU22469||UNDERTAKE COMPLEX ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS||280|
|VU22470||CONDUCT, INTERPRET AND APPLY A BUSHFIRE ATTACK LEVEL (BAL) ASSESSMENT||50|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6.