This course is offered full time over one year or part-time over two or three years. Students must have already been awarded the Certificate IV in Residential Drafting, or equivalent in order to enrol in this course. This course is offered internally at the Casuarina campus of CDU. There are no external units. Graduates will be qualified for employment as Building Designers or Design Drafters / CAD operators.
Entry into the Diploma is subject to successful completion of year 12 Maths and year 12 English or equivalent. Trade qualifications in the construction industry will also allow entry into the course and some RPL may apply. Mature age students who lack any of these pre-requisites may be considered based on other relevant skills.
Diploma of Building Design And Technology (39208QLD)
To achieve a Diploma of Building Design and Technology a total of SIXTEEN (16) units of competency must be completed. This comprises THIRTEEN (13) core units of competency plus THREE (3) elective unit of competency as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 890.
Code Module/Unit of Competency
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BDCON501A Apply construction principles to Type C building projects
BDCON502A Apply construction principles to Type B and A commercial building projects
BDWDG501A Produce commercial working drawings for Type C building projects
BDWDG502A Produce commercial working drawings for Type B and A building projects
BDDES501A Apply spatial design concepts.
BDDES502A Design a commercial or public building
BDESD501A Apply sustainable building design principles
BDPRE502A Develop an interactive CD-ROM to display a folio of work
BDCAD501A Create digital 3D models of architectural/interior environments
BDCAD502A Digitally render 3D model to photo-realistic quality
BDMAT501A Evaluate construction materials for commercial buildings
BDADM501A Apply project administration processes
BDPRO501A Complete a commercial project
Total nominal hours – core units
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BDPRE501A Create complex presentation views of architectural and interior designs
BDSEV501A Determine services, layout and connection methods for buildings
BDCAD503A Digitally animate an architectural 3D Mode
Total nominal hours – elective units
Total nominal hours for the qualification
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Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
* Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college,
* through adult education classes or training programs at work;
* Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
* Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
See the RPL Guide for Applicants for further information on the RPL application process.
Credit Transfer or Recognition of Previous Study
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing