Under the Workforce Innovation Training Fund, Box Hill Institute and industry partners developed this pilot program to help meet industry demand for project managers and tradespeople who have skills in offsite construction.

The Victorian Government Strategy on Construction Technologies discussion paper identified construction technology as a current priority sector. Victoria is the national leader in construction technologies and a destination for those wanting to development skills and excellence in this field. The strategy aims to stimulate local construction opportunities and grow market share in the use of innovative building products.

The changes to the National Construction Code in 2016 and the local manufacturing of cross laminated timber and other prefabricated timber elements has provided Victoria with an opportunity to increase its uptake of prefabricated timber construction methods and building systems. As such, demand for prefabricated timber construction skills and knowledge is expected to grow over the next three years. This will generate alternatives to traditional building construction methods and create a skills shortage in the use of prefabricated timber building systems.

The construction industry is currently untrained in the assembly of prefabricated building systems, however, this pilot course will address the shortfall by providing building tradespersons with appropriate training.

This pilot program is fully subsidised by the Workforce Training Innovation Fund.



National Code 22501VIC
Study Areas Building & Construction
Study Level Short Course

To be awarded the Course in Onsite Installation of Prefabricated Building Systems (Timber) participants must successfully complete all core and one elective unit.

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 is completed part time over a six month period.

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 interested in this course will typically have a building trade such as:

  • CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC32011 Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
  • an equivalent qualification
  • or an equivalent level of practical work experience in the building and construction industry

This course is suited to those working as building or installation specialists in building construction, manufacturing and related industries working with prefabricated timber constructions. 

On completion of all five units participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • install prefabricated timber building systems
  • interpret and follow assembly specifications for prefabricated timber building systems
  • comply with relevant building standards, codes and guidelines
  • work safely at heights
  • and use appropriate technology for the installation of prefabricated building systems

The Course in Onsite Installation of Prefabricated Building Systems (Timber) provides an accredited training program and vocational outcomes, for a person wishing to gain the skills and knowledge required, to undertake installation works of prefabricated buildings of timber construction. This course does not align with any specific AQF Level as defined in the AQF Qualifications Framework.

On completion participants will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Install prefabricated timber building systems
  • Interpret and follow assembly specifications for prefabricated timber building
  • systems
  • Comply with relevant building standards, codes and guidelines
  • Work safely at heights
  • Use appropriate technology for the installation of prefabricated building systems
Last updated: June 20, 2019 12:42pm