About the course

About the course

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

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.

Graduates of this course will also 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.

These are pilot programs fully subsidised by the Workforce Training Innovation Fund.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

The course starts on 30 July 2019, however students can enrol until 1 October 2019 when evening classes commence. Students that enrol prior to 1 October will start with unit/s being delivered online.

Part time: 12 months (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

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

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Career Outcomes

This course is aimed at people already working in construction who need to learn more about 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
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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 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


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

Full Fee
Tuition Fee$0
Service Fee$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80
Material Fee$0
Retain Course Items$0
Total Course Estimate$240
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$240

* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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