Rise up in the world of design
Turn your dream of working for an architect, building designer or running your own building design firm into reality. A career in Building Design can be both creative and rewarding. This course will equip you with knowledge and skills to accomplish design, presentation and the documentation process for residential and commercial building projects.
Diverse opportunities for your future
Career opportunities for building design professionals are extensive and include:
- design team leader
- project administrator
- architectural technician/designer
- architect’s assistant
The right pathway for your career with NMIT
NMIT’s teachers are fully qualified and experienced to lead you through your design studies. The course focuses around the idea of ‘the simulated office’ with a project based delivery structure where students apply the knowledge gained to projects as they progress through the course. Classes mix hands-on sketching and design work with theory and building documentation drawings. Our department uses up to date computer aided programs to ensure that you are working in line with industry needs.
This course provides you with the minimum academic requirement for registration (practical experience is also required) as a building designer in Victoria and is also an excellent stepping stone to other qualifications such as architecture, project management, town planning, or interior design.
Our teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure that you are industry ready.
About the Course
- Local Students
- International Students
- National Code: 21953VIC
- CRICOS Code:
Campus: Epping, Greensborough, Preston
Year 1 & 2: full time; Year 3: Part time.
Modes of Delivery
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
Students who complete the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) may seek entry and advanced standing into degree courses in Architecture offered by Universities.
The Advanced Diploma will normally exempt a student from the first year- to year and a half of a degree program.
This course is recognised by the Building Designers' Association of Victoria and is recognised by the Building Practitioners' Board as the pre-requisite qualification for application to become a registered practitioner within Victoria. Graduates may seek employment as a Team Leader or Project Administrator with Architects, Builders or Building Designers and after gaining suitable industrial work experience will be capable of running their own drafting office and will be able to apply to the Building Practitioners Board to become a registered practitioner. Employment may also be sought as an Architectural Technician for Architects, Building Contractors, Building Designers or in the Building Management department of large commercial enterprises or government departments.
There are no prerequisite studies. Non-year 12 applicants are required to attend an interview and present a folio. You will also be required to attend the new Greens Skills centre of Excellence at the Epping campus for some of your studies.
Students will be assessed using a variety of methods, including: project-based assessment, theory-based tests, completion of practical assignments/folio work, targeted oral questions.
Approximately $200, plus additional texts prescribed by the department.
Local Fees:Want all the information on fees and charges? Click here to find out more, or contact NMIT on 03 9269 8400.
How to Apply:
To start this course at midyear or in 2014, apply directly to NMIT.
Units of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
The hours displayed are nominal, as indicated in the National Training Package. Actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBOHS404B||Contribute To The Implementation Of Strategies To Control Occupational Health And Safety Risk|
|VPAU593||Provide Design Solutions For Residential And Commercial Buildings|