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Diploma of Building Design CPP50911

Overview

Building designers may specialise in residential projects, including new buildings, additions or renovations; or they may also undertake commercial and industrial projects, such as factories, motels, offices, restaurants, retail or service outlets and warehouses.

Qualification: Diploma of Building Design CPP50911
Program No: DP-CI27
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 3 semesters full-time study (approximately 25 hours per week) or part-time equivalent day or evening
Likely Job Outcome: This qualification applies to building designers who undertake building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except Construction Type A buildings.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

Where applicable, students can study flexibly by enrolling into clusters of units of competency or individual units of competency. The program is available in the day and/or evening.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must have:

an ACT Year 12 Certificate or equivalent,
OR be mature-age with a demonstrated interest in the field (this may include workplace or other practical experience)
OR have completed the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or equivalent.

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Further Study

University of Canberra
This program provides 24 credit points into the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - Complete all 7

  • CPCCOHS2001A  Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    • CIT Code: OHSS249
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5001A  Research construction materials and methods for small-scale residential building design projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG186
      Cost: $155.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to research and evaluate existing, new and emerging construction materials and methods for all residential building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. It also covers the development of an understanding of the range of construction materials and methods available and their application, performance and interaction.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5003A  Research compliance requirements for small-scale residential building design projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG190
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to research compliance requirements in different locations that apply to all residential building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. It covers research into local, state and federal government legislation and policies relating to planning and the environment, including zoning, and analysis of requirements in relation to client preferences and prospective design proposals.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5005A  Recommend sustainability solutions for small-scale building design projects
    • CIT Code: SUST117
      Cost: $205.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to research current and incoming legislative requirements for environmental sustainability of buildings covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings; and to clarify client preferences and budget. It also covers reviewing site conditions, evaluating sustainability options, and recommending cost-effective options for sustainability to clients in order to meet compliance requirements and client preferences.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5008A  Develop concepts for small-scale building design projects and finalise solutions with clients
    • CIT Code: BLDG180
      Cost: $410.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to integrate design briefs and site analyses, apply knowledge of construction materials and methods, and use creativity and innovation skills to produce concept sketches for small-scale building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. It also covers presenting concepts to clients, negotiating changes, and preparing client-approved concept sketches and models as a basis for the ongoing design process.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5011A  Produce compliant client-approved working drawings for small-scale residential buildings
    • CIT Code: BLDG195
      Cost: $490.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce detailed working drawings of designs for residential buildings covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. The drawings are required for submission to the relevant authority for building approval and for use by construction personnel in the building process. It also covers liaising with the client and relevant authority to finalise the building approval process.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Studio small-scale building design
    • CIT Code: BLDG196
      Cost: $455.00
      Description:

      The purpose of this subject is to prepare, consult on and refine designs for building design projects, covered by National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings, to produce client-approved drawings that comply with planning approval requirements. It also covers the application of creative design skills, knowledge of human lifestyles and cycles, knowledge of safe and sustainable construction materials and methods, and includes consultation and collaboration with technical experts such as structural engineers.
      This subject achieves the following national unit of competency— CPPBDN5009A Produce compliant client-approved designs for small-scale building projects

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 10 of 14

Not all electives will be available each semester - please see timetable for availability.
  • CPPBDN5007A  Inspect and analyse sites and produce measured drawings for small-scale building design projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG188
      Cost: $170.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to inspect sites for commercial, industrial and residential building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. Site inspections are conducted to determine contours and measurements; existing conditions, structures, features and services; and neighbourhood characteristics. The unit also covers analysing sites; determining orientation and layout of building, access and egress points, and existing utilities and services infrastructure; and producing measured drawings.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5002A  Research construction materials and methods for small-scale non-residential building design projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG189
      Cost: $155.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to research and evaluate existing, new and emerging construction materials and methods for all commercial and industrial building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. It also covers the development of an understanding of the range of construction materials and methods available and their application, performance and interaction.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5017A  Produce 2-D drawings for building design projects using CAD software
    • CIT Code: CADR151
      Cost: $155.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce two-dimensional (2-D) drawings for residential, commercial and industrial building design projects using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Work in this area must be completed according to relevant legislative, industry and organisational requirements, including work health and safety (WHS) policies and procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5012A  Produce and present 3-D models of small-scale building designs
    • CIT Code: BLDG193
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce three-dimensional (3-D) models for building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. It also covers demonstrating and discussing the representations with clients and stakeholders.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5013A  Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG181
      Cost: $250.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop three-dimensional (3-D) models of small-scale building design projects covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings, into true building information models (BIM). It also covers adding and adjusting values of components of building designs, collaborating with consultants and contractors from other disciplines, working live within the model alongside other disciplines and creating project documentation using modelling software programs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCSV5013A  Apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings
    • CIT Code: BLDG162
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply energy efficient design to buildings. It includes the evaluation of building designs to establish suitable forms of construction and the identification of appropriate energy consumption practices for incorporation into design briefs.
      This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to apply principles of energy efficient design to buildings within the context of relevant legislation, theNational Construction Code (NCC) and Australian standards.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5016A  Produce and present rendered animations of 3-D models of small-scale building designs
    • CIT Code: BLDG192
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce rendered and animated fly-bys and walk-throughs of three-dimensional (3-D) models for small-scale building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC),  except construction Type A buildings. It also covers demonstrating and discussing the rendered animations with clients and stakeholders.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFID5001  Design residential interiors
    • CIT Code: DSGN191
      Cost: $220.00
      Description: This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to apply researched information to formulate creative and complex design solutions to a range of residential interior design situations satisfying the physiological, psychological, social, cultural and environmental requirements of the brief.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPACC5011A  Prepare a concept design for accessible building work
    • CIT Code: BLDG194
      Cost: $190.00
      Description:

      This unit specifies the competency required to prepare a concept design to ensure that the building work provides adequate access for people with disabilities. The concept design should be appropriate and relevant to the nature of the design project. It should portray a design idea that enables the designer to investigate and communicate at a very general level the overall nature of the project. The concept design must clearly illustrate any client requests such as construction methodology and space allocation while ensuring that the development will provide adequate access for people with disabilities.

      Access consultants need to know the access requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Premises Standard, the DDA Transport Standard, the DDA Education Standard, the National Construction Code (NCC)and relevant Australian standards in order to create concept designs for accessible buildings. They must be able to communicate with the client to elicit the purpose and function of the proposed building, and determine their needs and any limitations that impact on the design.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFID5005  Explore and apply creative design methodology to interior space
    • CIT Code: DSGN196
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to manipulate 3-D interior space and form applying the elements and principles of design in response to a brief.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Studio non-residential
    • CIT Code: BLDG204
      Cost: $440.00
      Description:

      In this subject you will gain the skills and knowledge to produce detailed working drawings of designs for commercial and industrial buildings covered by the Building Code of Australia (BCA), except construction Type A buildings. These drawings are required for submission to the relevant authority for building approval and for use by construction personnel in the building process. The unit also covers liaising with the client and relevant authority to finalise the building approval process. This subject achieves the following national unit of competency— CPPBDN5015A Produce compliant client approved working drawings for non-residential buildings

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPACC5006A  Apply ergonomic principles to accessible building design and fitout
    • CIT Code: BLDG179
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit specifies the competency required to use knowledge of human movement and the skills required to determine human posture and body strength and apply this information to the design of the environment in which people live and work.The unit covers the application of basic ergonomic data derived from a defined human population to the design of accessible workplaces and living spaces. The design of accessible workplaces will maximise the sequencing of tasks to ensure body movements are efficient in terms of the conservation of work. The measurement of the components of ergonomic competence of individuals and the application of this information to the design of an accessible environment required by the individual shall be demonstrated.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5006A  Consult with clients to produce approved small-scale building project design briefs
    • CIT Code: BLDG178
      Cost: $125.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to consult with clients to identify and clarify parameters, such as their vision for service level and requirements, preferences and budget for new building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC),  except construction Type A buildings. It also covers researching and presenting information that may affect the clients’ requirements, preferences and budget; applying knowledge of construction materials and methods; offering and negotiating creative design solutions; and developing a client-approved design brief for the new building design project.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPPBDN5004A  Research compliance requirements for small-scale non-residential building design projects
    • CIT Code: BLDG187
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to research compliance requirements in different locations that apply to commercial and industrial building design projects covered by the National Construction Code (NCC), except construction Type A buildings. It covers research into local, state and federal government legislation and policies relating to planning and the environment, including zoning and analysis of requirements in relation to client preferences and prospective design proposals.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Statement Attainment training Building Contract Administration [extract from CPC40208]
Statement Attainment training Building Information Modelling [extract from CPP50911]
Statement Attainment training CAD (Advanced) [extract from CPP50911]
Statement Attainment training Building and Construction Management Advanced [extract from CPC50308]
Non-Accredited Training Navisworks Basics

More Information

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