Associate Degree of Building Design
CQUniversity - Online

Course outline

Through this course, students will build the perfect career foundation to plan and design buildings, ranging from residential homes to medium-rise commercial buildings up to three stories. This includes restoration, renovation, unit development and extension work. Students develop the skills to become confident in building systems and services, contract documentation, commercial construction, structural design processes, building materials, professional practice and communication. Recognised by industry, students will develop practical skills through completion of design-based projects and authentic assessments that reflect real practices. Successful completion of this award satisfies the educational requirements for the Building Design – Medium Rise Licence, issued by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). This course is offered part-time allowing students to work in industry while studying. Students have the option to continue their studies and complete the Bachelor of Building Design at CQUniversity. For more course information, visit Associate Degree of Building Design.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
General English (Units 3 and 4, C), General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Building designer; design architectural; planning; building or engineering firms; government departments; corporations with large building portfolios.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$8944 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Built Environment and Design
Study Mode
Part time
Course Duration

4 years Part time

Rockhampton & surrounds