22477VIC - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100498

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


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.

Intake dates: Every month on the 15th.


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.

Program Content

The training program covers 20 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 20 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.

Career pathways

Following an appropriate period of employment, a graduate can apply to the Building Practitioners Board for registration as a draftsperson (architectural).

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition Fees: 40,722; Resource Fees: 500; Application Fees: 500 15 Sep 2022
15 Oct 2022
15 Nov 2022
156 weeks
Full time
Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education
67 Jeffcott Street
Melbourne Victoria 3003

Entry criteria

This qualification requires a minimum of year 12 completion or equivalent. Oceania Polytechnic requires students to be a minimum of 18 years of age and to demonstrate that they have sufficient English Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) through satisfactory completion of OPIE’s pre-enrolment LLN test. International students may be required to provide evidence of their English Language Proficiency to the minimum level of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent.


Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education
67 Jeffcott Street
Melbourne Victoria 3003
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