About the course

About the course

This course in Building Information Modelling (BIM) will develop your skills in using BIM compatible software to facilitate the management of projects and contribute to the future expansion of BIM in the building and construction industry.

Currently, you can study this course free as a government funded pilot program.

After successful completion of these units you will be awarded the qualification 22508VIC Course in Building Information Modelling. If you wish to further your studies, you can consider progressing to the Advanced Diploma of Building Information Modelling (BIM) where you will be credited the four units already completed.  The Course In Building Information Modelling (BIM) is scheduled to begin on 16 July 2020 and end in early December 2020.

This BIM course has been developed to address the Victorian Government’s priority sector requirements for the Building Construction and Technology industry to apply modern building construction methods through the use of innovative technologies such as BIM.

Course Details


Fees & Schedule

Course Content

To be awarded the Course in Building Information Modelling participants must successfully complete two core units and two elective units.

You can exit the qualification at any time, and will be provided with a Statement of Attainment listing those units that were successfully completed.

The full course (Advanced Diploma in Building Information Modelling (BIM)) comprises more units and is completed part time, over a longer period.


This course will benefit Architects, Engineers, Draftspersons and Project management personnel with CAD and BIM background and a limited understanding of the BIM tools and processes, and use of BIM capable applications and web portals.

It is recommended that you should have minimum of 2 years of industry experience, and adequate basic knowledge of the software tools and experience to approach the assessment tasks.

Materials Required for class

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit:
Enterprise, Pro, or Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update 64-bit (version 1607 or higher):
Enterprise, or Pro
CPU Type

Single- or Multi-Core Intel® Pentium®, Xeon®, or i-Series processor or AMD® equivalent with SSE2 technology. Highest affordable CPU speed rating recommended.

Autodesk Revit software products will use multiple cores for many tasks, using up to 16 cores for near-photorealistic rendering operations. 

Memory 4 GB RAM
  • Usually sufficient for a typical editing session for a single model up to approximately 100 MB on disk. This estimate is based on internal testing and customer reports. Individual models will vary in their use of computer resources and performance characteristics.
  • Models created in previous versions of Revit software products may require more available memory for the one-time upgrade process.
Video Display Resolutions

1280 x 1024 with true color

Ultra-High (4k) Definition Monitor

Video Adapter

Basic Graphics:
Display adapter capable of 24-bit color

Advanced Graphics:
DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3

Disk Space

5 GB free disk space


Download or installation from DVD9 or USB key


Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (or later)


Internet connection 


Headphones with microphone built-in (good quality)


Use of a web camera and headset

Learning Pathways

After successful completion, you can apply for entry into the Advanced Diploma in Building Information Modelling (BIM) at Box Hill Institute.

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