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Melbourne Polytechnic Epping

Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Rise up in the world of design with the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural). Your dream of working for an architect, building designer, or running your own building design firm can become a reality. A career in this field can be both creative and rewarding.

Diverse opportunities for your future

This course will equip you with knowledge and skills to accomplish the design, presentation and documentation process for residential and commercial building projects.

The course focuses around the idea of ‘the simulated office’ with a project based delivery structure where you will apply the knowledge gained to projects as you progress through the course. Classes mix hands-on sketching and design work with theory and building documentation drawings.

Industry connections and resources

This course is recognised by the Building Designers Association of Victoria, and by the Building Practitioners Board as the pre-requisite qualification for application to become a registered practitioner within Victoria.

Note: practical industry experience is also required.

The course is also an excellent stepping stone to other qualifications in fields such as architecture, project management, town planning, or interior design.

Our teachers are fully qualified and experienced to lead you through your building design studies. The department uses up-to-date computer-aided programs to ensure you are working in line with industry needs and teachers focus on your progress throughout the course, providing quality personal attention to ensure you are industry ready.

Employment outcomes

Career opportunities for building design professionals are extensive, including:

  • design team leader
  • project administrator
  • architectural technician/designer
  • architect’s assistant

Look forward to working in a variety of offices: Building Design, Architectural and even Engineering.


A variety of assessment methods are in place, including project-based assessment, theory-based tests, completion of practical assignments/folio work, and targeted oral questions.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Porduct SKU : 6440749

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First Instalment AUD4,250.00
Total duration 24 MONTH(S)

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First Instalment AUD4,250.00
Total duration 24 MONTH(S)
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Total number of students: 2190

Number of students - College: 5 - 25

Melbourne Polytechnic boasts some of the best training facilities in Australia. Many are designed to simulate real workplaces and provide services direct to the public or industry, from all of our campuses and training centres in Melbourne.

Formerly known as Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT) we have a proud history that spans over 100 years delivering professional education programs in Melbourne, making us one of the most experienced providers of vocationally-oriented education courses in Australia. 

In 2014, we changed our name to Melbourne Polytechnic to encompass our two strengths in the educational sector:

  • providing higher education and vocational education, and
  • training to industry-focused students and professionals in Australia and from around the world.


  • Our international students come from over 70 different countries and study across six campuses and almost eighty courses.
  • We offer practical industry relevant training designed in consultation with leading practitioners.
  • We have outstanding student support, with free academic, financial, career and personal counselling, and free airport pick up.
  • Our onsite facilities offer leading edge technology and real life working conditions, like restaurants, salons and recording studios.
  • Every one of our qualifications is accredited nationally and recognised internationally.
  • We are goverment funded and owned.
  • Winner of the Australian Governments Premiers Award for Excellence in International Education (in 2014, runner up in 2015).
  • We employ motivated, passionate teachers who have extensive experience in their field and links to industry.
  • To study in Melbourne, the worlds most liveable city.


  • Melbourne Polytechnic Green Skills Centre
  • Aquaculture Training and Applied Research Centre
  • Meat and Fish Processing Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Library
  • Free Student Parking
  • Cafeteria
  • Free wifi

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Melbourne, Cnr Cooper St & Dalton Rd
Epping VIC 3076

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