Learn how to design healthy buildings that enhance human wellbeing in this professional development course on biological architecture. This course is ideal for improving your own home or for enhancing residential or commercial business projects.
The Certificate of Healthy Buildings is an online course that will teach you about building biology and how the internal environment in which we live and work affects our health.
In this online course, you will discover how building materials, services, temperature control, ventilation, light, acoustics, ergonomics and psychological factors combine to contribute to the overall health of a building.
On completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation knowledge of how to optimise human health through the construction and creation of healthy buildings.
Unit - Health Buildings I
Unit 1 – Introduction To Building Biology
Scope and Nature of Building Biology
Building Diseases -Chemical, Electrical, Cage, Location
Biological Damage to Buildings
Unit 2 – Building Materials
Dangerous Building Materials
Chemical Effects on the Human Body
Masonry and Concrete
Timber Treatments, stains, polishes, etc
Unit 3 – Construction
Reasons to Choose Different Floors or Floor Coverings
Air Cleaners, Filtration, Circulation, Air Conditioning
Solar House Design
Active and Passive Solar Heating Systems
Unit 6 – The Internal Environment: Ventilation
Scope and Nature
Unit 7 – Light
Internal Light in Buildings
Unit 8 – Acoustics
Internal Acoustic Control
Improving Internal acoustics
Unit 9 – Ergonomic Considerations
Scope and Nature of Ergonomics
Form, Shape and Spatial Dimensions
Unit 10 – Psychological Considerations
Scope and Nature
Physical and Psychological Affects of Colour
Stressful or Calming Environments
General Principles for Interior Design
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.