About the course

About the course

This course in Building Information Modelling (BIM) will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to manage the detailed activity of a building construction or engineering project using BIM compatible software to achieve the best possible project workflow from start to finish.  

This course is appropriately aligned to address the Victorian Government’s priority sector requirements for Building Construction and Technology in working with and applying modern building construction methods through the use of innovative technologies such as BIM.

After completion you will also be equipped with a high level of skills to ensure

  • effective project management skills in applying BIM
  • effective BIM contract management and cost control
  • BIM related projects are planned, executed and completed collaboratively

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Part time: 15 months (online Monday to Thursday 5:00 - 7:00pm for each unit of competency enrolled and classroom sessions on one Saturday per month at Elgar Campus (optional))

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes

On completion you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • manage BIM workflow processes, including coordination, integration, commissioning and handover
  • manage project cost control processes, planning and analysis of data for the life cycle of the construction
  • plan for effective coordination of complex projects, estimate number and selection of plant & equipment, including structural elements and materials across the whole construction supply chain
  • develop and establish effective integrated project delivery techniques to aid collaboration, communication and workflows using BIM
  • manage environmental sustainable design in BIM projects
  • manage the application of BIM digital fabrication
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Entry Requirements

You will be best equipped for this course if you have language, literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

People wishing to enter this qualification will typically be building practitioners and paraprofessionals with project management and/or information technology skills. These learners are seeking to gain sufficient knowledge and skills in working with Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies to construct buildings using modern building methods. 


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

The graduates of this course will be part of the next generation of new entrants of building professionals with the required skills and knowledge in applying Building Information Modelling (BIM) compatible software to facilitate the management of projects and contribute to the future expansion of BIM in construction.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$6,605$10,680
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$0$0
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$6,854$10,929
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$5,184$8,229

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

You will need to complete 9 units in total. 4 core and 5 elective units.

If you exit the course without completing all the units for the Advanced Diploma award, you will be provided with a Statement of Attainment listing those units that were successfully completed.


  • VU22678Use Building Information Modelling (Bim) Technologies For A Project
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies. The unit covers an overview of the technology, explores the applications of the technology and its use for a given project.

  • VU22713Manage Building Information Modelling (Bim) Contracts
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop project contracts where BIM technologies are applied. The unit covers compliance with contractual law, protocols of a contract and execution the project.

  • VU22714Manage Cost Control, Planning, Analysis And Control Processes
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to manage Building Information Modelling (BIM) cost control measures associated with the project. The unit also covers the monitoring of project costs and expenditure to consider how estimates interact with actual project acquittals.

  • VU22708Manage Projects Using Building Information Modelling (Bim) Technology
    120.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to manage a Building Information Modelling (BIM) project using relevant technologies, including planning and integrating BIM workflow. The unit covers a team approach to achieve project outcomes and applying effective communication and collaborative processes for a given project.

  • Electives

  • VU22679Use Mixed Or Blended Reality Technologies
    20.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to use mixed or blended reality technologies with relevant Building Information Modelling Technology (BIM). The unit covers an overview of the technology, the hardware and software involved and explores the applications of the technology in a range of proposed applications.

  • CPPBDN4004Set Up Bim-Capable Software And Files For Building Design Drafting Projects
    40.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to set up digital project files in building information modelling (BIM)-capable industry-standard building design drawing software for residential, commercial and industrial building design projects as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA). It covers installing BIM-capable design software and applying its functions and options to create, name and save project files and templates for different types of building design projects.

  • VU22709Apply Benefits Of Building Information Modelling (Bim) For A Project
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply benefits of BIM technologies for a given project. The unit covers the benefits of using BIM technologies and designing the relevant tools to suit the project or context. 

  • VU22710Apply Sustainable Design Principles And Practices For Bim Projects
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use BIM applications to achieve sustainable design outcomes. It includes the ability to determine methods and principles of sustainable practices to develop and manage BIM project outcomes.

  • VU22711Utilise Digital Fabrication Technology For Bim
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to utilise and manage digital fabrication requirements using relevant Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. The unit covers the planning and preparation process and managing the scheduling and production of the digital fabrication for a given project.

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