About the course

About the course

This course in project management for prefabrication will give you the skills to plan, control and deliver a prefabricated timber building and assembly project using critical path analysis and methodology concepts. Skills include complex project monitoring strategies and project evaluation at completion.

This class is mostly online with some classes held at Elgar campus, to experience Virtual Reality and blended reality technologies. You will learn the skills to set up digital project files in building information modelling (BIM)-capable industry-standard building design drawing software and add value to project deliverables through the design and implementation of effective collaborative models. Experience the visualisation and manipulation of interactive project information for specific projects that are superimposed across real and virtual realities.

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.

Graduates of this course will help the Victorian manufacturing and engineering industry maintain its competitiveness in the global market by using advanced engineering practices, adding value to its products and services and the development of new and innovative products and processes.

Box Hill Institute is the leader in delivering training related to prefabricated building timber systems and onsite intallation. Watch this video to see our facilities.

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Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July 2021

Part time: 12 months

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

This is an online course which will include a combination of online and remote delivery. Remote 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. Remote delivery involves scheduled classes where you will log in with other classmates to complete tutorials and assessments.  

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Career Outcomes

This course is aimed at people already working in construction who need to learn more about project management for prefabricated building systems.  

On successful completion you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • project manage building constructions using pre-fabricated timber building systems
  • manage the procurement process associated with building construction
  • read and interpret plans and drawings for prefabricated timber building systems
  • manage the installation of pre-fabricated timber building systems
  • comply with relevant building codes and standards
  • understanding Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Virtual Reality applications for construction
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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 interested in this course will typically have a building trade experience such as:

  • builder
  • project manager
  • architect
  • engineer
  • building designer
  • site manager

Victorians are eligible for government funding. However, people outside Victoria are required to pay full fee.


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.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

This course provides graduates with the skills and knowledge required to undertake installation works using prefabricated timber building systems.

The graduates of this course will also contribute to the Victorian manufacturing and engineering industry in maintaining its competitiveness in a global market place by using advanced engineering practices, value adding to its products and services and the development of new and innovative products and processes.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$4,320$8,352
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$0$0
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$4,569$8,601
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,569$8,601

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 2021 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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