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Course code:

22477VIC

Next available intakes:

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 2 years , Part Time: 4 years

Campus:

Chadstone, St Kilda Road

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.

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.

Through 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 Building Information Modelling (BIM), presentation and production of working drawings, using industry standards and the latest architectural software and virtual eperiences.

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.

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.

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 is proud to have produced more BDAV student award winners than all other educational institutes combined.

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Course structure

ASSESSMENT

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.

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

VU22454

Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process

VU22455

Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings

VU22457

Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings

VU22462

Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings

VU22464

Select construction materials for building projects

VU22465

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings

VU22466

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

VU22468

Manage architectural project administration

VU22470

Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment

BSBSMB404

Undertake small business planning

VU22456

Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings

VU22458

Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings

VU22459

Design safe buildings

VU22460

Design sustainable buildings

VU22461

Integrate services layout into design documentation

VU22463

Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings

VU22467

Present architectural designs

VU22469

Undertake complex architectural projects

BSBPMG415

Apply project risk management techniques

Code Name
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
VU22454Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
VU22455Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
VU22457Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings
VU22462Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
VU22464Select construction materials for building projects
VU22465Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings
VU22466Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows
VU22468Manage architectural project administration
VU22470Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning
VU22456Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings
VU22458Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings
VU22459Design safe buildings
VU22460Design sustainable buildings
VU22461Integrate services layout into design documentation
VU22463Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings
VU22467Present architectural designs
VU22469Undertake complex architectural projects
BSBPMG415Apply project risk management techniques

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Entry requirements

VCE or equivalent, or mature age (at least 18 years of age)

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

On completion, you will receive the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

PATHWAYS

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- building designers
- architectural assistants
- building design assistants
- architectural draftspersons.


How to apply

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RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$24,095.00

Government subsidised

$10,325.70

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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Building Design and Drafting Open Days

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. Registrations are essential for sessions to go ahead.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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