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Get the qualification you need design and document residential and commercial buildings

During the course, you'll learn how to design and document residential and commercial buildings, apply building codes and standards to construction documentation, conduct and apply bushfire assessments to design documentation, building design theory and principals, sustainability, structural principles, identify services layout and connection methods, apply risk management principles and manage project administration documentation.

Experienced teachers, who are experts in the field, will guide you through the program, which involves the completion of planning and construction drawings, 3D modelling of residential; and commercial structures using current software and virtual building technology.

This nationally recognised qualification may lead to employment in roles such as building designer, architectural technician, draftsperson or BIM technician. The course can be completed full time over 24 months.

Once completed, this qualification provides a pathway to relevant Bachelor degree courses and you will be able to gain credit for your studies, which means you’ll complete your degree sooner.

Please contact Department Administration Officer on 9238 8333 for all Laptop and Software Requirements

Full time -Mon, Tues and Wed. 8.30am-5pm.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 2 years.
Start dates
2021 dates to be confirmed