Design & Draft Double Storey Dwellings based on AS/NZS

Develop Your Own Local Design Portfolio
Learn Australian Standards + Codes
Professional Certificate
Practice on Local Softwares
Live Site Inspections

OVERVIEW

  • Gain Local Experience by designing & drafting real-life Australian Projects based on AS/NZS using Structural Toolkit, SpaceGASS, AutoCAD & LearnPedia Excel Sheets. Create your very own Australian Portfolio to enter the industry.
  • Learn by working through the design of two real-life projects from the Beginning to the End. On completion of this course you will have designed your own projects and created your very own Australian Portfolio.
  • The modules are explained in detail using Simulations & Interactive Training Videos, resulting in a smooth learning process. We ensure all students and interns receive mentoring/guidance and we provide all the essential tools & resources needed to enhance their Engineering careers. 
  • Partake in our 12-Week Online Internship to further practice the skills learned in this course by designing real-life projects from the Beginning to the End. You will be eligible for internship program when you successfully complete all 6 Modules of Double Storey Design. The internship can be done at your own pace.
  • Receive a Certification of Competency upon completion, determining that you are suitably qualified and skilled with sufficient knowledge and exposure in designing residential dwellings. Our certification includes a Digital Badge for use on social platforms and CVs.
  • Flexibility & Self-Paced Learning. Study at your own pace, learning anytime & anywhere while still working and growing. This course enables you to be job ready or upskill with a recommended 10hrs/week.

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

  • Graduate engineers wanting to gain experience and knowledge based on AS/NZS standards to enter the Australian workforce.

  • International engineers looking to gain local experience and knowledge based on AS/NZS standards to enter the Australian workforce.

  • Undergraduate engineers who need 12 Weeks Internship to graduate or looking to gain experience/knowledge to enter the workforce.
  • Structural & Civil Engineers with some experience wanting to enter the workforce or sharpen up their designing, knowledge & skills.
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DURATION
10 Weeks
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100% Online
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MODULES
All SHORT Courses: 1 to 6
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Course Overview

Module 1: 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 2: First Floor Framing Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft first floor 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 first floor 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 3: Ground Floor Framing Design and Drafting based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft ground floor 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 ground floor framing elements based on AS1170
  • Analysis of timber lintels, timber beams, timber columns, steel lintels, steel beams, and steel columns using Structural Toolkit.
  • 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 Ground Floor and First Floor Framing Connection Details based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to draft ground floor and first floor 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 for Ground Floor and First Floor based on Australian Standards (AS/NZS)

You will learn how to design and draft bracing systems for ground floor and first floor (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, pad footings) 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, pad footings) based on AS2870.
  • Drafting footing plan and details using AutoCAD.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the full course and the 12-week internship, students will have enhanced their industry-specific skills, been trained to act professionally in the workplace, and gained experience designing and working on real-life residential projects resulting in their own Design Portfolio. Through mentorships, students will have formed career confidence and will be able to take steps to further their careers, showing that they are competent and suitably skilled with sufficient knowledge and exposure in designing residential dwellings.

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
  • Be 18 years of age or older

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

At Learnpedia, we offer the opportunity to grow your career through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. CPD is a requirement of the National Engineering Register (NER) and includes anything that helps you expand your knowledge, maintain up-to-date technical skills, and progress your engineering career. CPD is required to achieve and maintain Chartered status in Engineers Australia and to maintain NER registration. It 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 internships.

This course 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 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. Required programs are provided through the course. Our Online Chat Room is also available for students to interact with each other, ask questions and receive further mentorship.

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

FAQs

Which software packages and resources will I have access to throughout the course and internship?

At various times students 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 real-life projects.

Do I get to experience On-Site Inspections and walk through a residential project during construction?

Yes, you will!!! LearnPedia provides access and equity to education by supporting trainers 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 you don't know how a building will be constructed, how can you ensure your design is buildable and practical? On-site real-life residential construction Simulations and Interactive Training videos and images are included throughout most course modules. Ensure you have a visual understanding and the necessary knowledge and perspective. Additionally to that, we have on-site student excursions every 6 months. Our excursions are designed to enrich the curriculum across all students and subject areas.

Can I register for "Designing Double Storey Dwellings" full course without completing "Designing Single Storey Dwellings" full course?

You can, only if you successfully pass the "Self Assessment" test with a minimum score of 90 out of 100 points.

Will I get to design any real-life projects throughout the courses?

Students will design two real-life projects throughout the courses, from the Beginning to the End, based on Australian Standards and Codes. These can be used to create your own Australian portfolio or add to your existing portfolio, proving your local experience and knowledge.

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.

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

Students have 4 months from their enrollment date to complete their studies and submit all assessments and exams for this course. (Students may extend the duration of their enrollment on a month-by-month basis – extra fees apply). We recommend a minimum of 10hrs of study per week.

How many times can I sit the final exam?

Students have a maximum of three attempts to pass the final exam. A student may apply for further attempts in any course or module – extra fees apply (10% of the course price or 25% of the module price).

How many points do I 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.

Trainee Success Stories: Transforming Careers with LearnPedia

LearnPedia is committed to empowering structural and civil engineers, architects, and building designers in the Australian industry. Our goal is to equip them with the knowledge, practical experience, and essential skills needed for career excellence.
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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