22627VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

VU course code: 22627VIC | Level of study: TAFE
2 years full time
Face to Face with eLearning
15 July 2024
05 July 2024
Sunshine skills hub


Open the door to a creative and rewarding career designing buildings, with an Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) 22627VIC at Victoria University.

You'll become proficient in the design, presentation and documentation process for residential, industrial and commercial buildings. With this qualification and the required industry experience, you will be able to register as a drafting practitioner through the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).

This course builds your knowledge in the classroom, and applies that learning in hands-on tasks and industry projects.

You will develop specialist skills and knowledge in:

  • construction technology
  • design solutions and producing working drawings
  • building codes and compliance
  • designing safe and sustainable buildings
  • complex project management
  • small business planning.


NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the 22627VIC Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), 22 units must be completed consisting of:

  • 22 Core Units


Fees & scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




Example job titles include:

  • building designer
  • architectural assistant
  • building design assistant
  • architectural draftsperson.

Job prospects are good, with employment for architectural technicians and draftspeople expected to grow 5.8% over the next 3 years, according to the Australian Government Job Outlook.

The course is also an excellent pathway to other qualifications in fields such as architecture, building surveying, engineering, project management, town planning, or interior design.



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