Updating Results

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

  • Diploma

Begin to build your career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural). If you've dreamed of running your own building design firm, working for an architect or leading building design teams, this qualification is the first step in your journey.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
22477VIC, 099956G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Design a rewarding career for yourself

Begin to build your career with Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural). If you've dreamed of running your own building design firm, working for an architect or leading building design teams, this qualification is the first step in your journey. Building design is a creative and technical career in an industry with national skill shortages and almost 10,000 job opportunities predicted in the next five years. Our course will equip you with the industry knowledge and practical skills to master the design, presentation and documentation process for residential and commercial building projects.

Learn practical techniques in an industry environment

Our course is structured around a simulated office environment, with a project-based delivery that tests your knowledge in practical situations. This course has been developed with industry and is recognised by the Building Designers Association of Victoria and the Building Practitioners Board. Our industry-experienced teachers use the latest computer-aided technology to ensure that you graduate with skills ready for industry. Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) graduates are sought after, with many past students winning Building Design Awards Victoria prizes and thousands of dollars in grants.

Entry requirements

Year 12/VCE or mature age.

Study locations

Preston

Epping

Career pathways

This qualification offers a variety of employment opportunities in the building design, architectural or engineering industries. You might work as a design team leader, project administrator, architectural designer, architectural technician or architect's assistant. You will also have the ability to run your own drafting office or work in building management for large commercial enterprises or government departments.

  • Architectural Technician
  • Architect Assistant
  • Designer
  • Design Team Leader
  • Project Administrator

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.