Design & Draft Single Storey Dwellings based on AS/NZS - Corporate Training

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TRAINING OVERVIEW

  • Gaining Local Experience by designing & drafting real-life Australian Projects from the Beginning to the End based on AS/NZS using Structural Toolkit, SpaceGASS, AutoCAD & LearnPedia Excel Sheets. On completion of this training program, participants will have designed and drafted three real-life projects, from the Beginning to the End, considering the construction challenges.
  • Free Access to Software Packages & the relevant AS/NZS Codes while enrolled. Receive a Certification of Competency upon completion, determining that the participants are suitably qualified and skilled with sufficient knowledge and exposure in designing residential dwellings. Our certification includes CPD points and a Digital Badge.
  • The modules are explained in detail using Simulations & Interactive Training Videos, resulting in a smooth learning process. We ensure all trainees receive mentoring/guidance and we provide all the essential tools & resources needed to enhance their Engineering careers. 
  • To further practice the skills learned in our modules, trainees implement their knowledge in Designing Three Real-Life Projects from the Beginning to the End. Weekly Live Q&A Sessions with the instructors to discuss and resolve all questions and challenges. Engaged, networking, and customized learning experience. 
  • Flexibility & Self-Paced Learning. Participants can study at their own pace, learning anytime & anywhere while still working and growing. This program enables them to become job ready or upskill with a recommended 12hrs/week.
  • Benefit from the expertise of Senior and Principal Industry Experts who are actively engaged in the field of engineering, providing valuable Real-World Insights. Our intense program fast-tracks skill development and delivers trained engineers who are Ready to Contribute from Day One.

THIS TRAINING PROGRAM IS SUITABLE FOR:

  • Elevating Your Existing Talent: Civil and structural engineers, site engineers, estimators, draftspersons in your team, or anyone holding a minimum Bachelor's in Civil Engineering, who need to gain experience and knowledge based on AS/NZS standards:

    • The Goal: Transforming your current team into independent, competent engineers capable of contributing significantly to your company's profitability.
    • Why It's Vital: Finding skilled engineers is costly, time-consuming, and often uncertain in ROI. Upskilling your existing team is not just beneficial, it's a strategic necessity to bypass these challenges and enhance your workforce internally.
  • Cultivating New Talent: Any structural or civil engineer you're considering hiring or might overlook due to training needs to gain local experience and knowledge based on AS/NZS standards to enter the Australian workforce:


    • The Opportunity: Instead of passing over promising candidates due to training constraints, let LearnPedia equip them with the necessary skills.
    • The Benefit: With our training, these potential hires can start contributing effectively to your projects from day one, ensuring a swift and tangible return on your investment.

Traineeship Summary:

📝 Real Australian Projects with AS/NZS Standards
Our intensive traineeship program offers a unique opportunity to gain local experience in designing and drafting real Australian projects based on AS/NZS using industry-standard software tools. By working through two complete real life projects from start to finish, you'll build a comprehensive Australian portfolio, positioning yourself as an industry-ready professional.

🧰 Comprehensive Understanding of Residential Construction
Through a combination of detailed module explanations, simulations, interactive training, and expert guidance, you'll develop a deep understanding of residential construction. Access to essential software packages and AS/NZS codes is provided throughout your enrolment.

🏆 Certification and Badges
Our Certification of Competency and CPD Points, accompanied by a Digital Badge for your credentials, will officially certify your qualifications and knowledge. This designation sets you apart as a highly skilled residential dwelling designer, visibly enhancing your CV with these valuable badges, all based on AS/NZS standards.

👩🏻‍💻Traineeship/Internship (3 Months)
During this traineeship, you will engage in all six modules while simultaneously participating in a 3-month online Traineeship/Internship program. This comprehensive program offers weekly Live-Online training sessions with our experienced instructor, ensuring you gain valuable skills and knowledge."

⏰ Flexible Self-Paced Learning
Our flexible, self-paced learning approach allows you to study while working, ensuring you're job-ready or upskilled with just 10 hours per week.
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12 Weeks
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Modules Overview

Module 1: Construction Knowledge of the Australian Residential Industry

You will learn about the Australian residential industry (construction knowledge) by watching on-site real-life residential construction simulations and interactive training videos and images.
Module Overview:
  • Common materials and commercial construction products (such as Mitek, Posistrut, etc.) used in the residential industry in Australia.
  • Terminology/language and technical phrases used in construction.
  • Australian construction techniques.
  • Learning about structural members used in timber and brick framing (i.e. timber stud wall and brick veneer wall).
  • Learning about different footing systems used in Australia.
  • How to read architectural drawings drawn based on Australian drafting standards
  • We use drawings from real-life projects in order to have a thorough understanding of the architectural design, therefore being able to start the  structural design.
  • How to read structural drawings drawn based on Australian drafting standards
  • We used drawings from real-life projects in order to have a thorough understanding of the structural drawings drafted based on Australian standards.
  • Learning about required structural members in Australian residential houses.
  • Learning about the Australian standards used in residential designs (AS/NZS codes).

Module 2: Roof Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft roof elements 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. Structural Toolkit 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.
Module Overview:
  • Loading for roof elements based on AS1170
  • Analysis of roof elements (i.e. rafters). using Structural Toolkit and SpaceGASS
  • Designing roof elements (i.e. rafters) based on AS1720 & AS1684 using Structural Toolkit and manual computations, then comparing the results.
  • Drafting roof plan using AutoCAD.

Module 3: Framing Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft framing elements (lintels, beams, columns) 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. Structural Toolkit 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.
Module Overview:
  • Loading for framing elements based on AS1170
  • Analysis of timber lintels, timber beams, timber columns, steel lintels, steel beams, and steel columns using Structural Toolkit and learn how to analyse and model structural elements using SpaceGASS.
  •  Designing timber lintels, timber beams, timber columns, steel lintels, steel beams, and steel columns using Structural Toolkit based on AS1720, AS1684, and AS4100.
  • Drafting framing plan using AutoCAD.

Module 4: Drafting Framing Connection Details based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will 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.
Module Overview:
  • Learning about the standard connections between structural elements in residential timber framing based on Australian codes and standards (i.e. AS1684) in order to deliver a buildable and practical design and detailing.
  • Detailing timber connections (timber beam to timber post, timber beam to timber beam, etc.) based on Australian codes and standards such as AS1720, 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.

Module 5: Bracing Design and Detailing based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft bracing systems (strap bracing, plywood bracing, portal frame, 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. Structural Toolkit 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.
Module Overview:
  • Calculating wind load acting on timber structure/framing based on AS1170.2, AS4055.
  • Learning about detailing and bracing capacity of different bracing techniques based on AS1684 and implementing the code's requirements in order to provide adequate bracing for a residential timber frame dwelling.
  • Drafting bracing plan and bracing details using AutoCAD.

Module 6: Footing Design and Detailing based on Australian Standards

You will learn how to design and draft footing systems (stiffened raft slab, waffle slab, timber subfloor, strip footings, 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. Structural Toolkit 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.
Module Overview:
  • Learning about different footing systems used in residential projects in Australia based on AS2870 and discussing the code requirements for each system.
  • Learning the terminology used in AS2870 and geotechnical reports in order to design a footing based on Australian Standards.
  • Learning how to read Geotechnical Reports (using real-life reports) and how to extract all necessary factors such as reactivity, controlled fill, uncontrolled fill, etc., that are needed to start footing design.
  • Designing footing systems (stiffened raft slab, waffle slab, timber subfloor & strip footings) based on AS2870.
  • Drafting footing plan and details using AutoCAD.

Requirements

  • Minimum second year of Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering
  • 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

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

At Learnpedia, we offer the opportunity to grow your career through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. CPD is a requirement to achieve and maintain National Engineering Register (NER) and Chartered Credential and includes. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) helps you expand your knowledge, maintain up-to-date technical skills, and progress your engineering career, which is an integral element of a successful engineering career.

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 with a support channel and highly structured program.

This Training Program is 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 trainer explains the construction aspects trainees need to consider in their designs.

Participants can study at their own pace, from anywhere, at any time, provided they have a personal electronic device and internet access. Required programs are provided through the training program. Our Online Chat Room is also available for trainees to interact with each other, ask questions and receive further mentorship.

As part of our training program, we host Weekly Live Online Q&A sessions where we answer questions and offer hands-on guidance about the course, modules and projects assigned throughout the training program.

FAQs

Which software packages and resources will participants have access to throughout the training program?

At various times participants get access to Structural Toolkit, SpaceGASS, AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, LearnPedia Loading Excel Sheet, LearnPedia Project Checklist, and Relevant Australian Standards & Codes to be able to practice and design and draft three real-life projects.

Do participants get to experience On-Site Inspections and walk through real-life residential projects during construction?

Yes, they will!!! LearnPedia provides access and equity to education by supporting trainees with online resources, allowing them to deliver quality, effective modules and learning experiences with productive educational outcomes. It is important to recognize the close relationship between design and construction. If one doesn't know how a building will be constructed, how can they ensure the design is buildable and practical? On-site real-life residential construction Simulations and Interactive Training videos and images are included throughout the training modules, ensuring participants have a visual understanding and the necessary knowledge and perspective.

Will participants get to design and draft real-life projects throughout the training program?

Participants will design three real-life projects throughout the program, from the Beginning to the End, based on Australian Standards and Codes providing them practical local knowledge and experience.

Is the online material easy to follow? Is it clear and explained properly for participants to understand and learn?

The training program is delivered and explained in detail using Simulations and Interactive Training Videos. Participants will be taken through a smooth learning process step by step. The program is well structured, summarised and organised so that trainees won't be overwhelmed. And while working on real-life projects with the instructor's guidance throughout the program, participants will get to see how the instructor implements the information provided in the program. Trainees will also have the chance to implement them by shadowing the trainer and working on three real-life projects simultaneously.

How long will participants have to complete the training program?

Participants have 3 months from their enrollment date to complete their training and submit all assessments and exams for this program. (Trainees may extend the duration of their enrollment on a month-by-month basis – extra fees apply). We recommend a minimum of 12hrs of study per week.

How many times can trainees sit the final exam?

Participants have a maximum of three attempts to pass the final exam. A trainee may apply for further attempts – extra fees apply.

How many points do trainees need to pass the final exam?

To successfully pass the final exam, a minimum score is required: First three attempts: Minimum score of 90 out of 100 points, Further re-sits: Minimum score of 96 out of 100 points.
HEAD INSTRUCTOR:

Moly Ashtari
Senior Structural Engineer

CPEng, NER, PE (RBP), RPEQ, MIEAust, 
M.ENG. (STRUCTURAL), B.ENG. (CIVIL)
Moly is a Senior Structural Engineer with over 10 years of experience, leading the structural design team, forensic team, and R&D department. Her deep knowledge and expertise span a broad array of areas, with a particular focus on residential engineering. Moly works hand-in-hand with engineers, graduates, and interns daily, fostering a supportive environment that cultivates practical knowledge and essential skills for budding engineers to thrive in their careers.
Known for her professional and friendly demeanor, Moly is dedicated to mentoring and inspiring the upcoming generation of engineers, sharing her experience and insights to help them navigate their professional journeys with confidence.

Modules Summary:

  • Construction Knowledge of the Australian Residential Industry:
    Module 1 dives into the core of Australian residential construction. Gain insights into timber construction techniques, materials, and products commonly used in the industry. Learn the language and technical phrases essential for residential construction and understand structural members and footing systems. Acquire the ability to read architectural and structural drawings drafted according to Australian standards, and explore the roles of various professionals involved in residential projects.
  • Roof Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards:
    Module 2 focuses on mastering roof design. You'll draft structural layouts, calculate roof loads, analyse roof elements, and design roofs based on AS/NZS standards. Utilizing software like AutoCAD and the Structural Toolkit, you'll gain practical experience. Real-life construction simulations and interactive training provide insights into buildability and construction processes, making you well-prepared for the industry.
  • Framing Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards:
    In Module 3, you'll learn to design and draft framing elements, including lintels, beams, and columns. Real-life projects under instructor guidance ensure hands-on experience, supported by access to essential software tools. You'll calculate loading, analyse timber and steel elements, and design to Australian standards. Mastery of AutoCAD for drafting enhances your skills, positioning you as a specialist in structural engineering.
  • Drafting Framing Connection Details based on Australian Standards:
    Module 4 sharpens your ability to draft framing connection details for timber, steel, and brick structural elements. You'll visualize connections, detail timber and steel connections based on Australian codes, and draft connection details using AutoCAD. Real-life videos and photos offer practical insights into constructability, ensuring you deliver structurally sound designs.
  • Bracing Design and Detailing based on Australian Standards:
    Module 5 delves into bracing system design and drafting, covering various techniques and commercial systems. You'll calculate wind loads, understand bracing layout factors, and master the detailing and capacity of different techniques based on AS/NZS standards. Real-life projects and AutoCAD drafting hone your skills, enabling you to excel in bracing design.
  • Module 6: Footing Design and Detailing based on Australian Standards:
    Module 6 equips you with the skills to design and draft residential footing systems. Understand different footing systems and their AS2870 code requirements, learn terminology, assess site conditions, and master Geotechnical Report interpretation. Practical design experience, AutoCAD drafting, and comprehensive detailing ensure you're well-prepared for successful footing design.

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We help graduates and newcomers secure their first job by providing the latest in-demand skills, ensuring they stand out. Additionally, we support established professionals in upskilling to advance in their careers.
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Madhukar - NSW

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"The course provides you with knowledge and skill about Australian residential dwelling design that I feel would require 5 years of experience to gain within a very short period of time which has been made possible by our very knowledgeable course trainer, Moly, by delivering the course very professionally and with her heart in an exceptionally detailed manner. As a student enrolled in the Design of Single Storey Dwelling Course, I feel the course not only clearly explains about the basics of structural engineering design of single-storey designing but also teaches you to tackle the real-life complications that will be experienced by you in your future workplace. The tricks that Moly teaches in this course will make you more effective and productive, which will enhance your performance at the workplace and help you stand out."
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Jacqueline - VIC 

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"The Single Storey Design Course has been a valuable learning experience for me. It covered all the fundamentals of the structural design of single-storey residential buildings including both theoretical and practical aspects of engineering. Moly delivered the course in an exceptionally detailed manner and was generous in sharing her knowledge and experiences in the local industry. She has been supportive throughout the course and was patient to answer all our questions. I enjoyed the whole learning experience and I’m grateful to meet wonderful people in the process."
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Anup - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
The practical knowledge and exposure that I got from this course have not only developed the proper skill set for single storey dwelling design but also opened a broader view of how engineering and construction are done in Australia. I am pretty sure that this course will always put me one step ahead of other competitors out there not only now but also in my future career.
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Steven - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"An insightful learning experience executed flawlessly by our course trainer Moly. "Her expertise in structural engineering designing was evident throughout training as she provided material that was familiar yet highlighted common real-life problems associated with designs. "Her extensive knowledge and exposure to all these challenges presented me with a different perspective of tackling single storey dwelling designs. I thoroughly enjoyed my involvement and would highly recommend this advantageous single storey dwelling design course and Learnpedia as the best Structural Engineering Institute in Australia."
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Lasantha - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"I was a complete beginner in design and drafting as per Australian standards. LearnPedia's Internship changed that. I got hands-on experience, learning from the ground up - from roofing to footings. The course was clear, engaging, and practical, far exceeding my expectations. Our instructor Moly was a standout, making complex topics easy and practical. Her friendly, experienced teaching made a huge difference. I also got to use key tools like Structural Toolkit and SpaceGASS, boosting my confidence. This program isn't just theory. It's about real-world skills, making me job-ready. Now, I'm skilled in using Australian standards and codes, ready to tackle real projects. If you're new to this field, I highly recommend LearnPedia. It's a game-changer!"
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Sunit - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"Moly is highly professional. She is incredibly responsive and worked diligently to solve most complicated problems. Completing designing single storey dwelling course taught me so much about residential structural engineering designing projects. Her method is simple, efficient and practical. She took her time to explain every step of the way to make sure that they were understandable. I highly recommend using her method of implementing theoretical knowledge to practical solutions."
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Kim - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer

"Having recently finished my degree and never got a chance of working on any real-life projects after graduated. This course had provided the knowledge and skills that able to fill the gap between the fresh graduate structural engineer and the workplace. The contents of the course were well organized and explained. She also shared some of her work experiences during the course. I would highly recommend anyone with the same issue as me to take this course."

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Arsalan - WA

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer
"The content was very good, organised and well explained. I specifically like the way in which Moly tries to explain the reason behind various aspects rather than just following code provisions. This has helped me to put some strain in my brain and think of the probable reasons. She is very friendly, enjoys teaching and has a lot of patience to re-explain topics which are confusing. For a person like me who has newly migrated to Australia and is new to timber construction, this course would help a lot. I enjoyed a lot participating in this course."
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Ahmad - VIC

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer

"Moly is a great teacher. She really cares for her students/trainees. She relates everything that she teaches to actual practice in the field of Structural Engineering.

This course has boosted my confidence to successfully complete real life projects from start to the end based on Australian Standards and Codes."

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Maryam - ACT

3-Month Traineeship Program - Structural Engineer

"The experience and knowledge gained from this course were above all expectations. The course was well structured and detailed. The steps created to design a single storey were clear and reinforced throughout the course.  The most impressive part of the course was the ability of the trainer to tie together the construction and design knowledge. She was able to provide insightful details about common designing mistakes that inexperienced engineers can make because of the lack of knowledge about common construction materials and architectural limitations."

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