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Associate Degree of Building Design - CC01

If you have a keen interest in the building and construction industry and like planning and designing then the Associate Degree of Building Design may be for you.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:66 ATAR:66

UNITS/CREDITS

16/96

DURATION

4 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

PREREQUISITES

No pre-requisites required

RECOMMENDED STUDY

English (Units 3 and 4, C), General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Study the Associate Degree of Building Design and equip yourself with the skills to plan and design buildings, ranging from residential homes to medium-rise commercial buildings. This includes restoration, renovation, unit development, and extension work. You will develop the skills to become confident in design and documentation, construction, structures, building materials and services, professional practice and communication and the key principles of sustainability.

The course may enable you to up-skill from vocational education and training (VET) qualifications in building and related trades so that you can enhance your career prospects. You may also be eligible to gain credit for prior learning and reduce the time it takes to complete your degree.

If you are already a qualified tradesperson completing this course enables you to take your qualifications to a paraprofessional level. CQUniversity is one of a few universities in Australia to offer this course by online study. You may choose to enhance your future employability by working in the industry and gaining practical experience while you learn.

Successful completion of this award satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design - Medium Licence issued by Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

Core Units 16 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete a total of 16 core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

GREATER CHOICES
Our building design courses are ideal pathways if you are seeking a career as a building designer. As a building designer, you will provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings and work for design, architecture, planning, building or engineering firms, government departments, and corporations with a large building portfolio.

Our Associate Degree of Building Design (CC01) equips you with the relevant skills to plan and design structures ranging from residential homes to commercial buildings up to three stories above a lower level set aside for car parking. Completion of this course meets the educational requirements for a Building Design - Medium Rise licence, issued by the Building Services Authority, Queensland.

The Associate Degree of Building Design is also a great pathway to the Bachelor of Building Design (CU65), which goes on to provide an understanding of construction, structures, building materials and services, sustainability, professional practice and communication. Successful completion satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design - Open Licence issued by the Building Services Authority, Queensland.

INDUSTRY ALIGNED
The Associate Degree and Bachelor of Building Design are accredited by the Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ)/National Association Building Designers (NABD) and the Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA).

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

Rank Threshold

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. 

The rank threshold for this course is: SR 66 | ATAR 66.0


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2021.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2021 view our Institute Profile.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge; English (4, SA) and Maths A or B (4, SA).

Completing the Associate Degree of Building Design prepares you to pursue building designer roles within:

  • design, architectural, planning, building or engineering firms
  • government departments
  • corporations with large building portfolios.
This course is accredited by:Building Designers Association of Queensland (BDAQ)/National Association Building Designers (NABD)Building Designers Association of Australia (BDAA)
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

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APPLYING FOR TERM 2, 2021?
There's still time to apply and start your studies in Term 2, 2021. If the relevant Tertiary Admission Centre for your course is closed, you can apply direct to CQUniversity until midnight Monday, 12 July 2021. Use the Apply Direct button below.

If you live in Western Australia, submit your application via AppyCQUni.

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APPLYING FOR TERM 1, 2022?

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre

View the table below for the best application option based on where you live. 

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland

Apply via QTAC
2022 applications open 3 August.

New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory

Apply via UAC
2022 applications are open now.

Victoria; Tasmania

Apply via VTAC
2022 applications open 2 August.

South Australia; Northern Territory

Apply via SATAC
2022 applications open 2 August.

Western Australia

Apply via ApplyCQUNI
2022 applications open now.

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.
As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:

  • CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
  • A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.
Apply direct