Full Time: 2 years
, Part Time: 2.5 - 4.5 years
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 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 and 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, and 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.
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 this 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 student award winners.
International students can only study this course full time.
A range of assessment methods for each unit of competency/subject is developed to meet the specific evidence requirements as per the training package/accredited course curriculum.
Assessment tools consist of an assessment matrix, assessment tasks, student and assessor instructions, marking guide, decision making rules, and recording and reporting requirements.
Assessments are conducted throughout the duration of the unit/subject to enable the student time to demonstrate competency.
Apply Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process
Apply project risk management techniques
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings
Design sustainable buildings
Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows
Integrate services layout into design documentation
Manage architectural project administration
Present architectural designs
Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
Produce working drawings for commercial buildings
Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings
Select construction materials for building projects
Undertake a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
Undertake complex architectural projects
Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
Undertake Small Business Planning
Work Safely In The Construction Industry
VCE or equivalent, or mature age (at least 18 years of age and away from formal study for at least one year)
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. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND 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).
On completion of the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), you will be eligible to enter The Bachelor of Building Surveying or the Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics with up to one year's advanced standing.
- Managerial positions within architectural drafting or building design and planning
- Building design and planning
- Working drawings and documentation
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
VET Student Loans are available to eligible students to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.
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