This qualiﬁcation The Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) is the required qualiﬁcation for building designers applying for registration in Victoria with the Building Commission in the category of Building Design
Duration: 3years (or equivalent hours P/T).
Mode of Study:Full-time
If the qualiﬁcation is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units(s) of competency successfully completed.
A range of assessment strategies is employedfor this qualiﬁcation and the choice of strategyis dependent on the nature of the unit of competency. Strategies may include but not limit practical application and demonstration of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests and projects, work-based projects including the maintenance of log books, action research projects, case studies and log books.
Recognition of prior learning
Students are able to apply for recognition of prior learning for individual units of competency.
There are no formal articulation arrangements in place. Pathways to degrees in architecture are available but arrangements must be made with individual universities.
As the course includes imported units from a nationally endorsed Training Package and a state accredited course, credit transferisavailablein relation to any qualiﬁcations or courses that include the imported units.
This qualiﬁcation is taken from Holmesglen Institute of TAFE – DIIRD VIC with their permission and is placed at level 6 on the Australian Qualiﬁcations Framework (AQF).
Eligibility/ Entry requirements
This qualiﬁcation requires a minimum of year 12 completion and an entry interview/test.
In circumstances where it is considered thata learner’s language and/or literacy skills may not be at the required level, assistance may be given in the form of a tutor during studio time.
The program will be delivered on campus and will be face-to-face delivery. OPIE provides students with learning support assistance through access to resources such as the library and learning materials.
The training program covers 21 units of competency taken from the Qualiﬁcation. To be awarded a certiﬁcate for the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), participants are required to successfully complete all 21 core units.
Entry/ Exit points
A student may exit from this qualiﬁcation at any time with a Statement of Attainment for any units of competency completed successfully up to that point.
Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.
Following an appropriate period of employment, a graduate can apply to the Building Practitioners Board for registration as a draftsperson (architectural).