Australian Residential Industry Construction Knowledge

Gain Knowledge about Residential Buildings
Australian Standards & Codes
Professional Certificate + CPD
Learn from Real-Life Projects and Cases
Site Inspection Photos and Videos

Course Overview

In our Comprehensive Construction Techniques course you'll gain expertise in Australian residential construction. Learn technical aspects, including materials, footing systems, and reading architectural and structural drawings per Australian standards. Acquire in-depth knowledge of structural components, compliance with standards, and the role of industry professionals.
  • Comprehensive Construction Techniques: Gain a deep understanding of Australian residential construction, including timber techniques and methods, through interactive simulations and training videos, essential for creating buildable designs.
  • Materials and Terminology: Familiarize yourself with common materials and products used in the industry, and master the technical language and terminology of residential construction.
  • Structural Members and Footing Systems: Dive into the specifics of structural members used in timber and brick construction, and explore various footing systems prevalent in residential buildings.
  • Architectural and Structural Drawings Overview: Develop the ability to read and interpret architectural drawings based on Australian standards, and learn the intricacies of structural design and drafting.
  • Australian Standards and Compliance: Understand and apply key Australian standards (AS1170.0, AS1720, AS1684, AS2870, etc.) in residential designs, ensuring your work adheres to national benchmarks.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Learn about the roles and collaboration with industry professionals involved in residential projects, like building surveyors, land surveyors, architects, structural engineers and arborists. Understand their specific duties and the dynamics of their collaboration.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Graduates Seeking General Knowledge on Residential Projects: Perfect for recent Civil or Structural Engineering graduates or Architects eager to learn about AS/NZS standards and start their career in Australia.
  • Undergraduates Preparing for the Future: Great for Civil or Structural Engineering or Architectural students who want to get ahead by learning about AS/NZS standards before entering the Australian workforce.
  • International Engineers or Architects Aiming for the Australian Market: Tailored for Civil or Structural Engineers or Architects from overseas seeking to gain local knowledge, and to understand AS/NZS standards to enter the Australian industry.
  • Experienced Engineers or Architects Shifting to Residential Design: Ideal for Structural & Civil Engineers or Architects in roles like Estimators, Site Engineers, or Draftspersons, looking to enhance their design skills in the Australian residential sector.
$690 AUD
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10 Hours
Module 1
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Course Overview

Australian Residential Industry Construction Knowledge
Learn about the Australian residential industry (construction knowledge) 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.

Enrolling in the Australian Residential Industry Construction Knowledge course is a decisive step for any engineer or architect aiming to excel in the residential construction sector. 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 and learning from Real-Life projects and cases.
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, equipping you with the knowledge and insights necessary to make a confident entry into the field.

Career Opportunities

Completing this course will significantly enhance your skills and knowledge, specifically in Australian Residential Industry Construction Knowledge, making you a more competitive candidate as a Structural Engineer or an Architect. 
Your commitment and dedication will play a crucial role in your success.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. All content is concisely summarized and systematically arranged to ensure that students are not overwhelmed by excessive information.

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, with options starting from as low as $125 per week. 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, please click on this link.

Will I be job-ready as a Structural Engineer after finishing this course?

Completing the course alone may not guarantee immediate employment as a Structural Engineer or Architect, but it will significantly enhance your skills and knowledge, making you a more competitive candidate.

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

To pass the final exam, 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?

Students have 2 months from their enrolment date to complete their studies and submit all assessments and the final exam 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 Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering or Architecture.
  • Advanced proficiency in English OR 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 from Real-Life projects.

This course is delivered by experts in the field 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 have the flexibility to learn at their own pace, enjoying two months of unrestricted access to the program. This convenience allows them to engage with the material from any location and at any time, as long as they have access to a personal electronic device and an internet connection.

Moly Ashtari
Senior Structural Engineer

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.

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."

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."

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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