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

Please note: This course will expire on 31/12/2023. A new course will be available in 2024 but some units and details of the course will change. We will provide further details about the transition of your enrolment at a later date.

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 successfully completed, this qualification provides a pathway to relevant bachelor degree courses and you may 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 laptop and software requirements

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

Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Full Time, 2 years.
Start dates
6 March

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.