2 years full time / 4 years part time
Begin to build your career with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22627VIC. 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.
Our Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22627VIC 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) 22627VIC 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.
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.
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.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
|2 years full time
|2 years full time
|4 years part time
Assessment is by a variety of methods, including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, completion of practical assignments/folio work, and targeted oral questions
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|Research and develop business plans
|Apply project risk management techniques
|Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
|Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
|Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
|Apply structural and construction technology to design of commercial buildings
|Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings
|Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings
|Design safe buildings
|Design sustainable buildings
|Integrate services layout into design documentation
|Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
|Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings
|Select construction materials for building projects
|Provide design solutions for residential buildings
|Provide design solutions for commercial buildings
|Integrate digital applications into residential architectural workflows
|Integrate digital applications into commercial architectural workflows
|Present architectural designs
|Manage architectural project administration
|Undertake complex architectural projects
|Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
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|Government subsidised fee
|Maximum annual amenities
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 1st of November. 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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.