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Full Time: 2 years
, Part Time: 4 years
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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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.
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings
Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
Select construction materials for building projects
Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings
Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows
Manage architectural project administration
Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
Undertake small business planning
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings
Design sustainable buildings
Integrate services layout into design documentation
Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings
Present architectural designs
Undertake complex architectural projects
Apply project risk management techniques
| 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|
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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.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
On completion, you will receive the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
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.
- building designers
- architectural assistants
- building design assistants
- architectural draftspersons.
How to apply
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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.
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