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Building Information Modelling (BIM) Microcredentials

The Queensland government has committed to implementing the use of BIM on all major state projects by 2023, and our award-winning Built Environment programs are designed to meet these immediate and long-term strategies of government and industry. 

Our BIM microcredentials allow you to choose flexible, stackable courses from our BuildingSMART provisionally accredited Master of BIM and IPD. We offer a number of specialised courses to suit your current capabilities and future goals, whether you are new to BIM, seeking to specialise, or upskill to reach the next stage of your BIM career.

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What are BIM Microcredentials?

Delivered in person
 

Delivered in person

Join your expert instructor and a small class of professionals in our modern, Brisbane city learning space on Boundary Street in Spring Hill.

3-day intensives
 

3-day intensives

Dedicate three full days (Mon, Tues & Wed) to learning, including all coursework and assessments. Each course is offered three times per year.

	Be recognised
 

Be recognised

Receive a digital certificate to share with your employer or professional network, plus credit points, stackable towards our Graduate Certificate or Master in BIM and IPD.

Designed for future leaders
 

Designed for future leaders

Learn from practicing BIM experts to enhance your employability as a BIM Manager or provide you with the skills to lead BIM projects in your organisation.

Microcredential Course Options

This introductory microcredential addresses the core principles of BIM, Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery. It is taught in a highly interactive environment and covers BIM principles in a manner that equips students to sit for the buildingSMART International endorsed individual assessment of knowledge-based BIM learning.

Course instructor:Dr. Rosemarie Rusch, Senior Teaching Fellow, Construction Management & Quantity Surveying, Bond University
Application deadline: 9 September
Course dates: 12 - 14 September

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This microcredential introduces the concepts of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). It also covers various software platforms suitable for openBIM application, and appropriate for Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery. This subject is dedicated to covering BIM-related software platforms and their integration in accordance with openBIM principles.

Course instructor:Joe Banks, Director of BIM Services, PKCG
Application deadline: 9 September
Course dates: 26 - 28 September

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This microcredential addresses schedule preparation and management using BIM-related Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery techniques. It is dedicated to aspects of interrogating BIM IT platforms to better prepare useful project schedules that align with and include all aspects of the project phases as defined by the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework.

Course instructor:

Pieter Rautenbach, Director, Digital & Risk, Newstead Connect

Application deadline: 9 September
Course dates: 3 - 5 October

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This microcredential addresses cost planning, estimating, lifecycle costing and cost management using BIM-related Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery techniques. It is dedicated to aspects of interrogating BIM IT platforms to prepare accurate project cost plans and estimates during the project phases defined by the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework. 

Course instructor:

David Mitchell, Director, buildingSMART Australasia

Application deadline: 9 September
Course dates: 7 - 9 November

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This course teaches about essential environmental sustainability assessment tools used in the openBIM environment, and on completion of the course, will have a good understanding of energy performance analyses, carbon omission analyses, solar radiation and lighting analyses, natural ventilation system analyses and water acoustics analyses, as well as thermal comfort control and acoustics analyses.

Course instructor:

Alex Leese, Director, Forge Architecture

Application deadline: 9 September
Course dates: 31 October - 2 November

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In their most advanced application, collaborative openBIM project teams require the involvement of facilities managers from as early as possible in the design phase of major projects in particular. This course will prepare you to make intelligent design decisions based on, inter alia, facilities management information that optimizes practical and cost aspects of long-term operational factors.

Course instructor:

Toby Maple, Director of Digital Advisory, IIMBE

Application deadline:  9 September
Course dates: 14 - 16 November

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This subject provides useful knowledge regarding a range of Intellectual Property rights that may be encountered in a construction environment involving openBIM and IPD. It also covers the impacts of BIM/Lean/IPD on contract administration, including an understanding of clauses professionals should have in contracts to avoid the pitfalls.  

Course instructor:

Cherie Orevich, Lawyer, Devaney

Application deadline: 9 September
Course dates: 10 - 12 October

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The BIM and BIG DATA course will introduce you to concepts including photogrammetry and laser scanning and provide you with experience in using modern software. The course will also inform you of the importance of geographical information systems, as a tool for advance planning of transport educational and health infrastructure.

Course instructor:

Geoff Osbourn, Director, GeoSynergy

Application deadline: 9 September
Course dates:  21 - 23 November

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David Mitchell, Director, buildingSMART Australasia | The Home of BIM

“Our accreditation experts were impressed by the thoroughness of the Bond University programs’ preparation, the scope, breadth of coverage, structure and the emphasis on practical application of knowledge. They also noted the obvious enthusiasm, level of expertise, experience and academic qualifications of the teaching staff.”

 

How to apply

Applying is free and easy. You will need to provide a copy of your CV and/or link to your LinkedIn profile to demonstrate your relevant background and experience.

1. Use the link below to access the application form online
2. Complete the registration page
3. On the SELECT A PROGRAM page, type Bond Experience in the keyword field and click 'Search Now'.
4. Select 'Apply Now' to start your application
5. When prompted to select the semester you are enrolling in, enter September

Applications for study commencing September – December must be submitted before Friday, 9 September.

If you have questions about the application form and how to apply, please contact [email protected]

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Bond’s postgraduate programs in BIM and IPD are designed to prepare graduates to serve the immediate and long-term needs of government and industry as they continue to develop infrastructure and construction projects for the benefit of the community. Graduates from these programs are well equipped to face challenges and capitalise on the plethora of opportunities arising in this sector.

Bianca Brennan is one such graduate. Since studying at Bond, Bianca has gone on to work with a company spearheading the biggest BIM project in Australia. Hear from Bianca.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is quickly becoming a global language in the construction industry. More than a technology, it is a highly collaborative process that allows built environment professionals to plan, design, and build while optimising resource efficiency and reducing waste and costs.

BIM software is used to create intelligent 3D models that contain huge amounts of detailed information, including the construction schedule (4D), cost projections (5D) and energy consumption (6D), which interacts and reacts in real-time as the architects, engineers and contractors make changes.

With rising construction costs, labour shortages and stricter regulations, companies are looking for BIM professionals to lead their digital transformation to maintain competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive industry.

 

As a Manager or Team Leader, we appreciate that you value continuous professional development in the built environment profession. We also appreciate that is is important to find courses that will truly benefit your staff and provide flexible study delivery to compliment their work commitments. 

The Building Information Modelling microcredentials will benefit you and your team in the following ways:

  • Accelerate the speed in which new knowledge is spread throughout your organisation by equipping staff with the skills required to design and deliver construction and infrastructure projects .
  • Provide staff with the confidence to implement changes in project delivery that foster better outcomes.
  • Inspire team members to work collaboratively and be innovative thought leaders.
  • Learners will be able to use their real-life experience to contextualise the material covered and bring improvements back into the work-place.
  • With the in-person workshops delivered in intensive mode, your staff can enjoy flexible study delivery to fit into their work/life balance.
 

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Simply provide your details below and we will send you a detailed BIM Microcredential Course Guide, by email.