About the course

About the course

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.

Course Details


Fees & Schedule

Course Content

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


Units include:


  • FWPTMM3209 Install Prefabricated Timber Building Systems On-site
  • OHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies and Procedures in the Construction Industry
  • VU22677 Apply Building Codes and Standards for Prefabricated Building Systems
  • CCA3002A Carry out Setting Out


  • VU22679 Use Mixed or Blended Reality Technologies
  • CPCCCM2001A Read and Interpret plans and specifications


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

Target Audience

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

Learning Pathways

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

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