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Looking for a creative and challenging career in building and construction? With global warming, population growth and a need for more sustainable resources, building designers are at the forefront of planning the way we live in the future.

It can take up to 27 separate trades and services to build a house and many more to complete a large commercial project. If you can see yourself working as part of a project team and developing designs and plans that brings client briefs to life, then studying building design at Holmesglen is for you!

At Holmesglen, we pride ourselves in giving you the skills and knowledge you need to become a practising building designer. We work closely with the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) to ensure our courses meet industry needs.

You will work in teams and, in your final year, respond to a real client brief – because we understand how important it is to get real world experience.

And whether at Chadstone or our St Kilda Road campus, you have access to the fully equipped design labs and are taught by teachers who are building design professionals with extensive industry experience.

Courses available (2)

Advanced Diploma

  • International
    Building Design (Architectural)
    City
    Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) Holmesglen TAFE
    22268VIC
    • Start February / July

    This course allows you to complete an advanced diploma in just two years, enabling you to move into the workforce quicker or onto a degree sooner.Designed to meet the building and construction industry needs, you will develop your building design (architectural) skills in both the residential and commercial areas of the industry. You will work in teams reflecting real life work practices responding to real client briefs.Throughout the course you will acquire the professional skills [...]

  • International
    Building Design (Architectural)
    Chadstone
    Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) Holmesglen TAFE
    22268VIC
    • Start February / July

    This course allows you to complete an Advanced Diploma in just two years, allowing you to move into the workforce quicker or onto a degree course sooner.Designed to meet the building and construction industry needs, you will develop your building design (architectural) skills in both the residential and commercial areas of the industry. Work in teams reflecting real life work practices responding to real client briefs.Throughout the course you will acquire the professional skills and [...]

Building Design Open Days

  • 2Nov
    Architectural Design
    Chadstone
    OD3113

    Are you looking for a creative and challenging career in architectural drafting?

    Building designers and surveyors are currently in high demand to ensure a well built future for our growing and changing communities.

    Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting pathway options and career outcomes in the building design industry. Following the presentation you will have the opportunity to speak to industry experienced teachers who will give you information and advise you about each entry stream.

    - , Thu 2 Nov - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road, Chadstone, Vic Australia

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