When you study the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), you will develop your architectural building design skills in both the residential and commercial areas of the industry. You will work on real projects, reflecting real-life work practices, responding to real client briefs.
Career opportunities, include:
- building designer
- CAD/BIM architectural technician
- architectural draftsperson.
- architectural documentor
- 3D visualiser
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Architecture courses.
Studying the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) at Holmesglen
Holmesglen building design students have won more industry awards in the past 10 years than all the institutes combined that teach the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural).
Through this 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 Building Information Modelling (BIM), presentation and production of working drawings, using industry standards and the latest architectural software and virtual experiences.
You will also have access to design studios with high computer labs, the latest technology including industrial 3d Printers, Virtual and Mixed Reality.
Architectural 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.
Flexibility for students is a key element of this course's timetabling.
Daytime classes are held between 9am and 5.30pm, however not all classes are strictly at these times - i.e. they may be 1pm - 4pm etc.
Night time classes are 6pm - 10pm.
Full-time students typically attend daytime classes over 3.5 days. However, if required, some daytime classes can be replaced with evening classes. A mixture of day and evening classes provides flexibility.
Part-time students typically attend two evenings a week. It would take four years to complete the course with this pattern of study.
Part-time students can attend 1, 2 or 3 nights which would shorten or lengthen the duration of their study.
If required, instead of evening classes, part-time students can attend during the day. A mixture of day and night classes provides flexibility.
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||Present architectural designs
||Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows
||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 safe buildings
||Select construction materials for building projects
||Design sustainable buildings
||Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings
||Undertake complex architectural projects
||Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
||Integrate services layout into design documentation
||Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
||Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings
||Manage architectural project administration
||Apply project risk management techniques
||Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
||Undertake small business planning
| Code || Name |
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|VU22467||Present architectural designs|
|VU22466||Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows|
|VU22456||Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings|
|VU22455||Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings|
|VU22458||Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings|
|VU22457||Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings|
|VU22459||Design safe buildings|
|VU22464||Select construction materials for building projects|
|VU22460||Design sustainable buildings|
|VU22465||Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings|
|VU22469||Undertake complex architectural projects|
|VU22454||Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process|
|VU22461||Integrate services layout into design documentation|
|VU22462||Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings|
|VU22463||Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings|
|VU22468||Manage architectural project administration|
|BSBPMG415||Apply project risk management techniques|
|VU22470||Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment|
|BSBSMB404||Undertake small business planning|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements.
However, prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
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
On completion of this course, you will receive the 22477VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) which is the required qualification recognised by the VBA (Victorian Building Authority) in conjunction with sufficient industry experience, to become a Registered Building Practitioner (Building Design - Architectural).
A Registered Building Practitioner (Building Design - Architectural) is legally responsible for the outcome of their building designs and documentation.
Connections with industry
Holmesglen is the only educational institute in the world in conjunction with leading sustainable industry partners to boast a one-to-one scale, three-storey educational structure to demonstrate and interact with sustainable cross laminated timber technologies which is incorporated into the Architectural Building Design curriculum.
Designed to meet architectural building design and construction industry needs, you can complete the course in two years full time, and be able to move into the workforce or onto a degree course.
How to apply
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