OCEANIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF BUILDING DESIGN(ARCHITECTURAL)

Description

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 Architectural for those wishing to practice as a sole practitioner. Registration requirements also include one year of practical experience to the satisfaction of the Building Commission board.

Nominal duration

Three years (or equivalent hours P/T). Part-time study is only available to local students.

Accreditation

THIS COURSE IS ACCREDITED BY THE /AUSTRALIAN SKILLS QUALITY AUTHORITY/ (/ASQA/).

Eligibility/entry requirements

This qualification requires a minimum of year 12 completion and an entry interview/test.

In circumstances where it is considered that a 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.

Delivery mode

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.

Program content

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.

If the qualification is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units(s) of competency successfully completed.

Assessment

A range of assessment strategies is employed for this qualification and the choice of strategy is 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.

Credit transfer

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 transfer is available in relation to any qualifications or courses that include the imported 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.

Resources

Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.

Career pathways

This qualification can lead to a relevant higher education programs.

Occupational Areas

On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) a graduate may apply for employment as a Building Designer, Architectural Technician or apply to the Building Practitioners Board to become a Registered Building Practitioner.

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

CODE

Unit (Subject)

Hours

VU21587

Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process

40

VU21588

Apply structural and construction
technology to the design of residential buildings

180

VU21590

Comply with relevant legislation
in the design of residential buildings

40

VU21591

Comply with relevant legislation in
the design of commercial buildings

50

VU21592

Design safe buildings

40

VU21593

Design sustainable buildings

90

VU21594

Integrate services layout into design documentation

40

VU21596

Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings

180

VU21597

Produce working drawings for commercial buildings

180

VU21598

Select construction materials for building projects

40

VU21599

Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings

200

VU21600

Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows

240

VU21601

Present architectural designs

120

VU21602

Manage architectural project administration

60

VU21603

Undertake complex architectural projects

280

CPCCOHS1001A

Work safely in the construction industry

6

BSBPMG415A

Apply project risk-management techniques

40

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

50

VU21604

Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment

60

VU21605

Apply Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)
assessment to the design and construction process (Pre-requisite VU21604)

30

Membership/Affiliation

Students successfully completing the Advanced Diploma may apply for membership at various levels to the Building Designers Association of Australia, the Institute for Drafting & Design of Australia and the Building Practitioners Board to become a Registered Building Practitioner.

Codes:

VTAC CODES: 9200192072, 9200192073(OS)

NATIONAL COURSE CODE: 22268VIC

CRICOS COURSE CODE:

Duration:

3 years full time, equivalent hours part-time 156 weeks, 2408 hours (minimum 20 hours per week)

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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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