OCEANIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

Course of Architecture - Local Student Admission

Entry Requirements:

Certificate IV Courses:

  • Evidence of Year 12 completion or comparable qualifications with a pass in 4 subjects, one of which must be English; and
  • Satisfactory assessment at Interview, (or Curriculum Vitae and Personal Essay)

INTERVIEW OR CURRICULUM VITAE

There are no secondary school subject prerequisites for entry into the courses. The OPIE Interview incorporates an aptitude test designed to indicate whether applicants possess sufficient literacy, numeracy and visual interpretation skills, to allow them to successfully complete the course. There is no need for revision or study preparation required for you to succeed in the aptitude test. Interviews are held at OPIE in Melbourne. If you live interstate or overseas but are intending to move to Melbourne during the application process or some time before enrolment, OPIE will exert every effort to arrange an appointment for an interview with you which is convenient. If you currently live overseas, or interstate, and are unable to visit Melbourne during the application process, you are required to submit a Curriculum Vitae including a Personal Essay of approximately 600 words introducing yourself and illustrating your wish to study the course at OPIE.

Please note that the Interview is the primary method of assessment for your entry into the course. Students living in Victoria must attend the interview to gain successful entry to the course.

VCE AND EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS

Students who successfully complete secondary school education in Australia, receive a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. In Victoria the certificate has been titled the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) since 1992, which is attained from Year 11 to Year 12 (5th and 6th year of secondary studies) and forms the basic educational requirement for entry into tertiary and vocational courses. Mature age applicants from Victoria who completed secondary school prior to 1992 will possess the Higher Education Certificate (HSC). Interstate Equivalent Qualifications The Senior Secondary Certificate of Education is known by different titles according to the Australian State and Territory issuing authority:

Senior Secondary Certificate of Education

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

ACT Year 12 Certificate

New South Wales (NSW)

Higher Education Certificate (HSC)

Northern Territory (NT)

Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)

Queensland (QLD)

Senior Certificate

South Australia (SA)

South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)

Tasmania (TAS)

Tasmanian Certificate ofEducation (TCE)

Western Australia (WA)

WA Certificate of Education

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Course Fees – Help:

2011 Enrolments – Fees Per Year

Courses

Years (Full-Time)

Part-time (Local)

Full-Time (Local)

Architecture & Building Design Courses

Course of Architecture

6

8625

17250

The course fees cover the full cost of tuition in accordance with the course structure. The Part-time course fees depicted are for the set part-time timetable. Amount will vary depending on the number contact hours and subjects actually undertaken.

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Course Assurance:

Local Government Services

For a thorough description of the local government resources open to students, including libraries, paid work allowances for international students, etc log on to:

(Studying in Australia Information)

Living & Studying in Australia Information

To find out more about living in Australia as an overseas student, you might like to log on to:

(Study in Australia website – very comprehensive)

(Australian Education International)

(Dept of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs)

Application:

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

If you have read the above and wish to apply to study at OPIE, follow the steps bellow to ensure your application is complete:

  • Ensure you have made an application directly to OPIE. If you are currently in Australia and the application dates are still open.
  • After reading this Course Information brochure carefully, if you have any questions, have them answered by contacting a representative of OPIE.
  • If English is not your first language, arrange to partake in one of the English Language tests.
  • If you are an Overseas Student and have not studied at a University or Tertiary College previously, ensure that you submit evidence of equivalent secondary school qualifications (see Equivalent Qualifications).
  • If you live interstate and strongly believe you will be unable to attend the interview, ensure that you attach a complete Curriculum Vitae of your previous education, achievements, and any work experience, and a 600 word Personal Essay introducing yourself and illustrating why you wish to study this course at OPIE.
  • List on the Application for Admission form, up to three course preferences. If you are unsuccessful in qualifying for entry into your first preference, you will be considered for the subsequent preference.
  • If you are an Australian Citizen Complete the Application for Admission form and forward it to OPIE, after attaching the following:
  • Evidence of Secondary School, equivalent, or higher qualifications;
  • Your Curriculum Vitae and Personal Essay if you will be unable to attend the interview.

FIRST SEMESTER INTAKE – VTAC APPLICANTS

 

VTAC Applicants are required to adhere to the deadlines outlined in the VTAC Guide 2016

2016

FIRST SEMESTER INTAKE – VTAC APPLICANTS

VTAC Applicants are required to adhere to the deadlines outlined in the VTAC Guide 2016

First Semester Intake 2016

Orientation Week

Monday 29 February 2016

Courses Commence

Monday 7 March 2016

SECOND SEMESTER INTAKE (MID-YEAR ENTRY) 2016

Enrolment Closing Date and final date for payment of course

Friday 1 July 2016

tuition fees Orientation Week

Monday 18 July 2016

Courses Commence

Monday 25 July 2016

Open Day
SUNDAY, 7 AUGUST 2016
  • For all the international students who are already in Australia, final enrolment
    closing date is one week before the courses commence.
  • For all the international students who are in their country, they can enroll any
    date, but they have to complete the hours of attendance.
  • VTAC Applicants should adhere to the Application Dates published in the VTAC Guide each year
    or the VTAC website www.vtac.edu.au.
  • Applications to OPIE close at the commencement of Orientation Week.
  • Open Days are held in August each year. Contact OPIE for the precise times.
  • Mid-Year applicants are accepted, contact OPIE administration for further information on (03) 9663 3129.
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Admission

Codes:

Applications to be directly to OPIE.

Duration:

6 years full time, equivalent hours part-time
312 weeks, 4612 hours
(minimum 22 hours per week).

Course Outline: Subjects

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ARCHITECTURE

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INTERIOR DECORATION

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BUILDING DESIGN

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DRAFTING

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Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education Pty Ltd.

  • 2nd floor, 220 Albert Road ,
  • South Melbourne, Vic-3205, Australia.
  • Tel. +61 3 9663 3129
  • Email. info@opie.vic.edu.au

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