Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
- This information is for local students.
- This course is not available to international students.
Am I a You are a local student if:
you are an Australian citizen, or
you are a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), or
you are an Australian permanent resident.
You are an international student if:
you are not an Australian citizen, and
you are not a New Zealand citizen (excluding TAFE courses), and
you are not an Australian permanent resident.local or an international student?
|Duration||2.5 years (approx. 2000 hours)|
|Campus and intakes|
For information about Swinburne's fees visit the Fees website.
Course in detail
- Design principles and processes
- Site analysis
- Construction principles
- Drafting skills
- Digital CAD, 2D and 3D
- Present architectural designs
- Design sustainable buildings
Units of study
VPAU583 Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
VPAU584 Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings
VPAU585 Comply with codes and standards in the design of residential buildings
VPAU586 Comply with codes and standards in the design of commercial buildings
VPAU587 Design safe buildings
VPAU588 Design sustainable buildings
VPAU589 Integrate services layout into design documentation
VPAU590 Produce working drawings for residential buildings
VPAU591 Produce working drawings for commercial buildings
VPAU592 Select construction materials for building projects
VPAU593 Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings
VPAU594 Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows
VPAU595 Present architectural designs
VPAU596 Manage architectural project administration
VPAU597 Undertake complex architectural projects
VPAU349 Work safely in the construction industry
BSBOHS404B Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning
On this page: career opportunities.
Courses at Swinburne can provide an alternative entry option, or pathway, into further TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate courses if you don’t meet the entry requirements. For example, successful completion of a Swinburne diploma or advanced diploma provides credits that can advance you to later stages of an undergraduate degree. Certificate level studies can also pathway through to higher level TAFE studies. Whatever your situation, pathways ensure you gain the maximum benefit for previous study – whether at Swinburne or another institution. For more information, please visit the Pathways website.
Applicants with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of a course may be granted 'credit' and/or entry to the course with 'advanced standing'. University policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. For further information refer to the Credit Transfer website.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. To learn more about RPL and how to apply, please visit the RPL website.
How to apply
Full-time (Semester 1) applications can also be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
VTAC codes: 70191 (VGF) 70194 (Fee)
For further information, visit the VTAC website.
For information about scholarships at Swinburne visit the Scholarships website.