Artibus Innovation facilitated the review of all feedback, and only minor changes were affected when the proposed national building design qualifications were released for final public validation in September 2019.
With these minor amendments, Design Matters still does not believe the proposed Advanced Diploma of Building Design will not satisfy the knowledge required for registration in Victoria as a draftsperson (architectural) within the Building Design category and therefore will not deliver outcomes within Victoria; and will potentially mislead potential students with two qualifications with similar titles that deliver very different outcomes.
As part of the validation process, Design Matter shared the following feedback:
– Manage the tendering and construction process for a client
– Undertake project work
– Manage and monitor business or records systems
– Lead and manage team effectiveness
– Apply ergonomic principles to accessible building design and fitout
– Prepare a concept design for accessible building work
– Safe buildings
– Bushfire attack level assessments
We are unsure how the Property Services Industry Reference Committee could consider endorsing these qualifications, however if they are, and they are launched, Design Matters will continue to lobby the Victorian Government to support the Victorian Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) to ensure that registration and scope of services currently available to Victorian building designers continue into the future at the high level and calibre it is today.