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.
17 Jan 2020 at 01:00PM AEST
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.
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:
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:
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.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
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
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$240|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$240|
You must successfully complete all 7 core and 4 elective units.
If you exit the course without completing all the units for the Diploma award, you will be provided with a Statement of Attainment listing those units that were successfully completed.
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