22268VIC

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Program code 22268VIC
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 2 years
Campus City - St Kilda Rd
Study mode Full time
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    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 and knowledge required for sustainable design, drafting and documentation of residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Emphasis is on the design process, construction technology, integration of BIM, presentation, production of working drawings using industry standards and the latest architectural software. You will also have access to design studios with high end Mac labs and the latest technical and electronic equipment.

    Building design elements will be incorporated in project based learning. You will have opportunities to develop a variety of skills, including technical and research skills in an environment of self paced learning which may include study tours and site visits.

    During your second year, attendance may be a combination of the City and Chadstone campuses. 

    This qualification, together with relevant industry experience, allows you to become a Registered Building Practitioner with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).  

    Holmesglen is a leading provider of building studies in Victoria, and the course is delivered by professionals with extensive industry experience. Holmesglen has an excellent reputation within the building industry, and has produced a number of BDAV (Building Designers Association of Victoria) student award winners.

  • Program Structure

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    VU21587Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
    VU21588Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
    VU21589Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings
    VU21590 Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings
    VU21591Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings
    VU21592 Design safe buildings
    VU21593Design sustainable buildings
    VU21594Integrate services layout into design documentation
    VU21596Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
    VU21597Produce working drawings for commercial buildings
    VU21598Select construction materials for building projects
    VU21599Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings
    VU21600Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows
    VU21601 Present architectural designs
    VU21602Manage architectural project administration
    VU21603Undertake complex architectural projects
    CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
    BSBPMG415AApply project risk management techniques
    BSBSMB404AUndertake small business planning
    VU21604Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
    VU21605Apply Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • VCE or equivalent
    • Mature age (at least 18 yrs of age and away from formal study for at least one year)

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed 22268VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural).

    This course has been accredited by the Victorian Qualifications Authority and endorsed by industry stakeholders, including the Building Practitioners Board (BPB) and the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV).

    Pathways

    Graduates of this course will have an advanced foundation and knowledge towards a pathway to a degree and subsequently Masters in Architecture at university.

    Career Opportunities

    • Managerial positions within architectural drafting or building design and planning
    • Building design and planning
    • Working drawings and documentation
  • Dates

    Attendance

     3 days and 1 evening per week

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:

    • Full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
    • Non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).
    The VTAC code for this program is 6100 261 034.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Advanced Building Department
    03 9564 2760
    building@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    $11473 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE 22268VIC

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$11473
    Full Fee$22946

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

    Important

    This program has compulsory activities as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities prior to your enrolment.

  • Program Overview

    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 and knowledge required for sustainable design, drafting and documentation of residential, industrial and commercial buildings. Emphasis is on the design process, construction technology, integration of BIM, presentation, production of working drawings using industry standards and the latest architectural software. You will also have access to design studios with high end Mac labs and the latest technical and electronic equipment.

    Building design elements will be incorporated in project based learning. You will have opportunities to develop a variety of skills, including technical and research skills in an environment of self paced learning which may include study tours and site visits.

    During your second year, attendance may be a combination of the City and Chadstone campuses. 

    This qualification, together with relevant industry experience, allows you to become a Registered Building Practitioner with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).  

    Holmesglen is a leading provider of building studies in Victoria, and the course is delivered by professionals with extensive industry experience. Holmesglen has an excellent reputation within the building industry, and has produced a number of BDAV (Building Designers Association of Victoria) student award winners.

  • Program Structure

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    VU21587Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
    VU21588Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
    VU21589Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings
    VU21590 Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings
    VU21591Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings
    VU21592 Design safe buildings
    VU21593Design sustainable buildings
    VU21594Integrate services layout into design documentation
    VU21596Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
    VU21597Produce working drawings for commercial buildings
    VU21598Select construction materials for building projects
    VU21599Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings
    VU21600Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows
    VU21601 Present architectural designs
    VU21602Manage architectural project administration
    VU21603Undertake complex architectural projects
    CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry
    BSBPMG415AApply project risk management techniques
    BSBSMB404AUndertake small business planning
    VU21604Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
    VU21605Apply Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience.

    English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 (Academic), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46(iBT) or PTE Academic Score of 42 (no communicative skill score less than 42), Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed 22268VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural).

    This course has been accredited by the Victorian Qualifications Authority and endorsed by industry stakeholders, including the Building Practitioners Board (BPB) and the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV).

    Pathways

    Graduates of this course will have an advanced foundation and knowledge towards a pathway to a degree and subsequently Masters in Architecture at university.

    Career Opportunities

    • Managerial positions within architectural drafting or building design and planning
    • Building design and planning
    • Working drawings and documentation
  • How to Apply

    International students are required to apply through the International Centre at Holmesglen. Please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee.

    Students may also apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents overseas, waiving the A$500 Application Fee. Please refer to the separate listing of accredited agents at www.holmesglen.edu.au/international.

    Please note that students with citizenship of countries classified by Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) as Assessment Level 3 (Refer information at http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/Stud ) are required to apply through one of Holmesglen's accredited agents.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fess for 2016: $13,000 per year

    Fees quoted include required equipment, uniforms and/or material costs