Terminology and Technical Phares
Connection Details in Residential Projects

In the role of an architect, possessing a comprehensive understanding of construction principles is essential. This includes having a thorough knowledge about the common materials and commercial products, various footing systems that can be integrated into your designs —such as subfloor, waffle raft, and stiffened raft footings— and the standard connection details for timber, steel and brick elements. Equally crucial is understanding the roles of other professionals such as structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, arborists, land surveyors, builders and building surveyors in a project and the ability to effectively collaborate with them.

Within this context, the below bundled short courses are designed to provide you with a comprehensive, real-world perspective in residential design, giving you a holistic real-life experience in the residential design field. This comprehensive package is enriched with an extensive array of on-site videos and photographs, while working on real-life projects. These courses not only thoroughly explore the topics mentioned but also extend beyond them, providing you with the essential knowledge and skills required to excel in the residential architecture domain.
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2 Courses
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Course Overview

Course No.1: "Australian Residential Industry Construction Knowledge"

Learn about the Australian residential industry (construction knowledge) and  by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images (how can engineers provide a buildable design when they don't know about the construction materials, products, process and challenges.
  • Australian residential timber construction techniques/methods.
  • Common materials and commercial construction products used in the residential industry.
  • Terminology/language and technical phrases used in residential construction.
  • Structural members used in timber and brick construction.
  • Different footing systems used in residential buildings.
  • Learn to read architectural drawings drawn based on Australian drafting standards in order to have a thorough understanding of the architectural design and start the structural design.
  • Learn about structural design and drawings and how to read the structural drawings drafted based on Australian drafting standards.
  • Required structural members in Australian residential houses (i.e. timber beams, lintels, steel beams, lintels, etc.).
  • Australian standards used in residential designs (AS1170.0, AS1720, AS1684, AS2870, etc.)
  • Role of other professionals involved in residential projects such as building surveyors, land surveyors, arborists, etc.

This course is more than just an educational journey; it's a deep dive into the practical aspects of the Australian residential industry. You'll gain first-hand experience of real construction sites, understanding the unique materials, methods, and challenges of Australian residential projects.
By the end of this course, you'll not only be fluent in the technical language of residential construction but also adept at navigating various footing systems and proficient in reading and interpreting both architectural and structural drawings. You'll have a comprehensive grasp of the structural components essential to Australian houses, such as timber beams and steel lintels, all within the framework of the relevant Australian standards.
This course goes beyond technical skills, offering insights into the roles of different professionals in the industry, thus providing a complete perspective of residential projects.

Course No.2: "Drafting Framing Connection Details based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)"

Learn how to draft framing connection details (timber beam to steel column, timber beam to timber beam, timber beam to steel beam, etc.) while working on two real-life projects (step by step) with your instructor throughout the module. You will have access to all the essential software packages and resources (i.e. AutoCAD and relevant AS/NZS codes) you need to complete this module successfully. You will also learn about buildability and construction points by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images.
  • Learn about the standard connections between timber, steel and brick structural elements in residential timber projects based on Australian codes and standards (i.e. AS1684) in order to deliver a buildable and practical structural design and detailing.
  • Visualise residential connection details through on-site videos and photos developed to provide a thorough understanding of practicality and constructability in structural designs.
  • Detailing timber connections (timber beam to timber post, timber beam to timber beam, etc.) based on Australian codes and standards such as AS1684 etc.
  • Detailing steel connections (steel beam to steel column) based on AS4100.
  • Detailing combined connections (timber beam to steel column) based on AS4100, AS1720, etc.
  • Drafting connection details using AutoCAD for three real-life projects.

Drafting Framing Connection Details, equips you with the skills to draft connection details for structural elements in residential projects. You'll work on two real-life projects with step-by-step guidance from your instructor. With access to essential software tools like AutoCAD and relevant AS/NZS codes, you'll be well-prepared to succeed in this program. Additionally, you'll enhance your understanding of buildability and construction through real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training materials.
Key objectives include gaining insight into standard connections between timber, steel, and brick elements in line with Australian codes and standards, visualizing connection details through on-site materials, mastering the art of detailing timber and steel connections, and drafting connection details using AutoCAD. By completing this course, you'll gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of framing connection details, ready to apply your skills and knowledge to deliver practical and buildable designs in residential engineering projects.

Career Advancement

Completing this course will significantly enhance your skills and knowledge, specifically in Australian Residential Industry Construction Knowledge, making you a more competitive candidate. 
This program will significantly improve your performance as an architect, providing you valuable industry-specific knowledge and hands-on experience making you more efficient in your day to day work as well as a highly desirable candidate in the job market.
Our programs have a strong track record, with 98% of trainees securing jobs within three months of program completion. Your commitment and dedication will play a crucial role in your success.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which resources will I have access to throughout the course and traineeship?

At various times students get access to AutoCAD, and Relevant Australian Standards & Codes to be able to practice.

Will I have the chance to participate in On-Site Inspections and observe a residential project during its construction phase?

Absolutely! At LearnPedia, we blend online educational resources with practical experiences to ensure a high-quality learning journey. Understanding the link between design and construction is crucial. After all, if you're not aware of how a building is constructed, how can you design it effectively? To address this, we include simulations of on-site residential construction and interactive training materials – like videos and images – in most of our course modules. This approach helps you gain a clear visual understanding, along with the essential knowledge you need.

Will I be able to follow the online material? Is it clear and explained properly for me to understand and learn?

The modules are explained in detail using Simulations and Interactive Training Videos; you will be taken through a smooth learning process step by step. Everything is summarised and organised so that students won't be bombarded by too much information. And while working on real-life projects with trainer guidance throughout the course, you'll get to see how your trainer implements the information provided in the course. You will also have the chance to implement them by shadowing the trainer and working on the projects simultaneously.

Do you offer any financial assistance or payment plans for your courses?

Yes, we understand that investing in upskilling can be a significant commitment, and we want to make it accessible to everyone. We offer multiple payment plan options, including our "Learn Now Pay Later" program, which allows you to start your training with a low weekly payment. Our payment plans are designed to be flexible and accommodating. Whether you're an Australian citizen or not, we have options that can suit your needs. For more detailed information and to explore our payment plans.

What is the required score to pass the final exam and how many attempts do I get?

To pass the final exam at the end of each course, you must score at least 90 out of 100 points. You have a total of three attempts to pass the exam.

How long will I have access to complete my course or individual module?

Students have 2 months from their enrolment date to complete their studies and submit all assessments and exams for this course. (Students may extend the duration of their enrolment on a month-by-month basis – extra fees apply). We recommend a minimum of 10hrs of study per week.


  • Minimum second year of Bachelor's Degree in the field of Architecture.
  • IELTS 6.0 score overall with no less than 6.0 in each skill, or equivalent if applicable
  • Abide by the LearnPedia Student Code of Conduct, including maintaining professional standards and at the host company

Online learning space & what you need

LearnPedia is the Only Australian Institute providing Project Based Learning (PBL); giving you the opportunity to learn while working on real-life projects from Start to End.

Our programs are delivered by experts in the field through designing and drafting real-life projects based on AS/NZS, and pre-recorded site inspections of residential construction sites (videos & photos) in which the instructor explains the construction aspects you need to consider in your designs.

Students can study at their own pace, from anywhere, at any time, provided they have a personal electronic device and internet access.