OCEANIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

DIPLOMA OF BUILDING DESIGN

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Diploma of Building Design

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Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

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Description

This qualification applies to building designers who undertake building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings.

Building designers may specialise in residential projects, including new buildings, heritage restorations and additions or renovations; or they may also undertake commercial and industrial projects, such as factories, motels, offices, restaurants, retail or service outlets and warehouses.

Nominal duration

Two 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.

Diploma of Building Design

CODE

Unit (Subject)

Hours

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements,
policies and procedures in the construction industry

20

CPPBDN5001A

Research construction materials
and methods for small-scale residential building design projects

65

CPPBDN5003A

Research compliance
requirements for small-scale residential building design projects

40

CPPBDN5005A

Recommend
sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects

90

CPPBDN5008A

Develop concepts for small-scale
building design projects and finalise solutions with clients

180

CPPBDN5009A

Produce compliant client-approved
designs for small-scale building design projects

190

CPPBDN5011A

Produce compliant client-approved
working drawings for small-scale residential buildings

220

VU21596

Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings

180

CPCCBC4015A

Prepare specifications for all construction works

20

CPCCSV5013A

Apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings

36

CPCPCM4003A

Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

40

CPPBDN5007A

Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured
drawings for small-scale building design projects

60

CPPBDN5012A

Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building design

60

CPPBDN5015A

Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for non-residential buildings

50

BSBWRT401A

Write complex documents

50

CPPACC5006A

Apply ergonomic principles to accessible
building design and fitout

40

LMFID5014A

Use CAD applications to
complete models and documentation for interior design projects

80

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.

Admission Reference:

Codes:

VTAC CODES: 9200110022, 9200110023(OS)

NATIONAL COURSE CODE: CPP50911

CRICOS COURSE CODE: 081539E

Duration:

years full-time, equivalent hours part-time 104 weeks, 805 hours (minimum 20 hours per week)

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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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