Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)


Course details

CRICOS course code: 099457D

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


When you study the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), you will develop your architectural building design skills in both the residential and commercial areas of the industry. You will work on real projects, reflecting real-life work practices, responding to real client briefs.

Through this course, you will acquire the professional skills and knowledge required for sustainable design, drafting and documentation of residential, industrial and commercial buildings.

Emphasis is on the design process, construction technology, integration of Building Information Modelling (BIM), presentation and production of working drawings, using industry standards and the latest architectural software and virtual experiences.

You will also have access to design studios with high computer labs, the latest technology including industrial 3D Printers, Virtual and Mixed Reality.

Architectural Building Design elements will be incorporated in project-based learning; you will have opportunities to develop a variety of skills, including technical and research skills in an environment of self-paced learning, which may include study tours and site visits.

Holmesglen is the only educational institute in the world in conjunction with leading sustainable industry partners to boast a one-to-one scale, three-storey educational structure to demonstrate and interact with sustainable cross laminated timber technologies which is incorporated into the Architectural Building Design curriculum.

Designed to meet architectural building design and construction industry needs, you can complete the course in two years full time, and be able to move into the workforce or onto a degree course.

Career opportunities

  • building designers
  • architectural assistants
  • building design assistants
  • architectural draftspersons

Pathways to further study:

  • Bachelor of Architecture courses.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,500 Per Year Jul 2022
Feb 2023
2 years
Full time
Chadstone Campus
Corner Batesford and Warrigal Roads
Melbourne Victoria 3148

Entry criteria

  • IELTS score of 5.5 required.


Chadstone Campus
Corner Batesford and Warrigal Roads
Melbourne Victoria 3148
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