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Looking for a creative and rewarding career in building and construction? With global warming, population growth and a need for more sustainable resources, building designers are at the forefront of planning the way we live in the future.
We pride ourselves on giving you the skills and knowledge you need to become a practising building designer. We work closely with the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) to ensure our courses meet industry needs.
You will work in teams and, in your final year, respond to a real client brief – because we understand how important it is to get real world experience.
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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.


Building Design 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.

- , Thu, 13 Sep - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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.

- , Thu, 13 Sep - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

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