Construction work has commenced on Box Hill Institute’s Integrated Centre for Sustainable Construction Technologies (ICSCT) at the Lilydale Lakeside campus. The ICSCT will deliver industry-current apprenticeship training in wood, electrical and plumbing trades, providing the region with a range of training opportunities around sustainable construction practices and technologies.
Innovative training on the core trades of carpentry, plumbing and electrical will focus on sustainability, future skill needs and employability skills. Training in prefabricated timber construction and cross laminated timber (CLT) will be delivered in an adaptable classroom layout with open areas between plumbing, electrical and carpentry, and significant indoor and outdoor workspaces to enable both off-site and on-site construction activities that are integral to the success of the model.
Completion of the ICSCT is expected in April 2021.