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Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

VTAC Code: 22477VIC CRICOS: 099956G VTAC Number: Epping 6900269034, Preston 6900669034

Overview

Campus
Campus
Duration

2 years full time / 4 years part time

Duration

2 years

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Design a rewarding career for yourself with an Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22477VIC

Begin to build your career with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22477VIC. If you’ve dreamed of running your own building design firm, working for an architect or leading building design teams, this qualification is the first step in your journey.

Our course will equip you with the industry knowledge and practical skills to master the design, presentation and documentation process for residential and commercial building projects.

Building Design student standing in front of an architectural building design

Learn practical techniques in an industry environment

Our Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22477VIC is structured around a simulated office environment, with a project-based delivery that tests your knowledge in practical situations. This course has been developed with industry and is recognised by Design Matters National and the Victorian Building Authorities and Building Practitioners Board.

Our industry-experienced teachers use the latest computer-aided technology to ensure that you graduate with skills ready for industry. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22477VIC graduates are sought after, with many past students winning Industry Awards with Design Matters National, These awards have led to students winning prizes and grants of up to thousands of dollars.

Career Pathways

Where will the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22477VIC take me?

This qualification offers a variety of employment opportunities in the building design, architectural or engineering industries. You might work as a design team leader, project administrator, architectural designer, architectural technician or architect’s assistant. You will also have the ability to run your own drafting office or work in building management for large commercial enterprises or government departments.
  • Architect Assistant
  • Project Administrator
  • Designer
  • Architectural Technician
  • Design Team Leader

Study Pathways

You can advance your passion for building design with further qualifications in architecture, project management, town planning or interior design. Successful completion of this course will provide 9 subjects/1.5 years credit into our Bachelor of Applied Architecture.
Portrait of student Eric Law
My teachers are dedicated and very supportive and it has given me opportunities to make new friends. These experiences have made me feel happy and comfortable and as an international student this is very important.
Eric Law
Architecture Degree

Course Details

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus

Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute.

Class Schedule

Intakes:

CampusDurationNext Intake
Preston/Epping2 years full timeFebruary
Preston2 years full timeJuly
Preston4 years part timeFebruary 2024

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

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBPMG415A Apply project risk management techniques Core 40
BSBSMB404 UNDERTAKE SMALL BUSINESS PLANNING Core 50
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry Core 6
VU22454 Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process Core 40
VU22455 Apply structural and construction technology to the design or residential buildings Core 180
VU22456 Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings Core 120
VU22457 Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings Core 50
VU22458 Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings Core 60
VU22459 Design safe buildings Core 40
VU22460 Design sustainable buildings Core 90
VU22461 Integrate services layout into design documentation Core 40
VU22462 Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings Core 180
VU22463 Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings Core 180
VU22464 Select construction materials for building projects Core 60
VU22465 Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings Core 200
VU22466 Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows Core 240
VU22467 Present architectural designs Core 120
VU22468 Manage architectural project administration Core 60
VU22469 Undertake complex architectural projects Core 280
VU22470 Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) Assessment Core 50

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $14300 $32750
Materials fee $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $14550 $33000
Per year $19250
Per semester $9625

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

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

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

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

Building Design Courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Bachelor of the Built Environment
- Full Time, Part Time - Epping
- Full Time, Part Time - Epping
This course is no longer taking enrolments. Consider our Bachelor of Applied Architecture.
Certificate IV in Interior Decoration MSF40118
Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Epping
VTAC Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Epping
Beautify, adorn and enhance your future with a Certificate IV in Interior Decoration MSF40118. Establish your own interior design business or use your consulting skills for high-end clients in the fascinating world of interior decoration and design.
Diploma of Interior Design MSF50218
Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Full Time - Preston, Epping
VTAC Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Full Time - Preston, Epping
Become the architect of a colourful career with a Diploma of Interior Design. Develop your interior design skills to place you into the world of residential and commercial interior design. Work for large corporate clients and prestigious customers and unleash your creative flair into their world.
Undergraduate Certificate in Architectural Design
Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Full Time - Epping
Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Full Time - Epping
The Undergraduate Certificate in Architectural Design is your stepping stone to a career in the world of building design
Bachelor of Applied Architecture
Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Full Time, Part Time - Epping
VTAC Architecture, Building Design and Construction - Full Time, Part Time - Epping
The Bachelor of Applied Architecture has been designed to deliver the essential skills required by students of architecture at undergraduate level.

Requirements

Year 12/VCE or mature age. 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 Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.

You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.

Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure

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Nationally Recognised Training

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