CC01 - Associate Degree of Building Design

Overview

Course Overview

This course produces graduates capable of designing and documenting residential and commercial buildings up to three storeys above a lower level set aside for car parking.

Career Information

Building designers provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings and work for design, architecture, planning, building or engineering firms, government departments and corporations with a large building portfolio.

Successful completion of this award satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design - Medium Rise licence, issued by the Building Services Authority, Queensland.

Course Details
Duration 0 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) ADBldgDes
AQF Level Level 6: Associate Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 851375
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110381 
  • NSW - Distance - 160221
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Distance

Term 1 - 2015

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2014

Distance

Term 1 - 2014

Distance
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Nil

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge; English (4, SA) and Maths A or B (4, SA).

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

This course is regularly reviewed by the accrediting body, the Building Designers' Association of Australia.

Learned Society Accreditiation

The National Association of Building Designers (NABD) regularly reviews the building design course for industry compliance.

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 21
2017 18
2016 21
2015 21
2014 23
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply an understanding of the coherent body of knowledge and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to building design and related disciplines.
  • 2. Identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts, and apply technical and creative thinking skills when responding to problems within the context of building design and related practice.
  • 3. Communicate building design principles, ideas and advice in collaborative contexts with professionals, paraprofessionals and the general community.
  • 4. Exercise paraprofessional judgement when identifying and responding to cultural, ethical and social issues.
  • 5. Adapt information and analyse relevant issues in building design and other contexts as a basis for independent lifelong learning.
  • 6. Learn and work independently and collaboratively in paraprofessional practice and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 16 Total credit points: 96

Students study the course by distance education. Progression is based on an assumed maximum loading of 12 units of credit. Students should note prerequisite requirements and unit availability when formulating and nominating their study load for the year. Units are offered annually. It is suggested that units be studied as shown in the recommended course study schedule. The loading may be varied to balance work and family commitments. If assistance is required, contact the Course Advisor. Students should actively seek employment in the building industry.

Prospective students should note that exemptions from units within the course may be given where their previous study at AQF certificate IV level or higher and relevant industry licensing fully meets the learning outcomes of a unit. Students should not enrol into a unit where they are seeking an exemption.

Note: Refer to the More Details tab for the link to the recommended course study schedule.

Level 1 - 8 compulsory units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BLAR11032 Structural Forms & Analysis
BLAR11033 Building Materials 1
BLAR11039 Building Law & Regulations
BLAR11043 Building Systems and Services 1
BLAR11045 Built Environment 1
BLAR11049 Built Environment Communication and Skills
BLAR11050 Residential Construction
BLAR11051 Construction Legislation 1

Level 2 - 8 compulsory units

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BLAR12036 Building Design 1
BLAR12041 Building Materials 2
BLAR12050 Contract Documentation
BLAR12052 Geotechnical Studies
BLAR12053 Professional Practice
BLAR12054 Structural Design Processes
BLAR12055 History and Theory of Building Design
BLAR12057 Commercial Construction
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Articulation and Credit Transfer

To be eligible for a credit transfer, students must have completed relevant study at Certificate IV level or above within the past 10 years. Please refer to the Credit Transfer/RPL website for further information. Students can apply for direct credit against CQUniversity units, if equivalent tertiary level study has been completed. Students must supply relevant documentation (study guides, unit profiles, etc) to do this. If your study was undertaken more than 10 years ago, you may not be eligible to apply for this as credit.

Computing Requirements

It is a requirement of enrolment in this course that students have access to the CQUniversity website. It is strongly recommended that students have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online student resources that would include but not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission.

Study Schedule

To assist with unit selection, refer to the recommended course study schedule found here.