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Building Information Modelling (BIM) microcredentials

Overview

The Queensland Government has committed to implementing the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on all major state projects by 2023, and our award-winning built environment programs are designed to meet both the 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 are aiming to upskill and reach the next stage of your BIM career.

What are BIM microcredentials?

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.

3-6 day intensives

Delivered over three or six full days of learning, including all coursework and assessments. Each course is offered three times per year.

Industry recognised

Our courses are aligned with buildingSMART Australasia, open standards of buildingSMART International, Lean Construction Institutes of Australia, UK & USA principles, and internationally recognised principles of IPD.

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.

Who are these courses for?

These microcredentials are aimed at professionals in architecture, project management, construction, valuation and property development, city planning or related fields, who have at least a basic understanding of Building Information Modelling concepts.

With the in-person workshops delivered at our new Brisbane location, you can enjoy flexible study delivery to fit into your work / life balance.

This course is not suitable for international students studying in Australia on a Student Visa or international students who require an Australian Student Visa. The Bond Experience Program is not registered on CRICOS, and we cannot issue a Certificate of Enrolment (CoE) for this course. All other international students, including those with alternative visa types that permit study, are welcome to apply.

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Explore BIM microcredentials

  • Foundations of Intelligent Construction (OpenBIM)

    Start your Building Information Modelling (BIM) journey and learn about the core principles of BIM, Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery. The course introduces participants to the fundamental principles of Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery and provides a brief introduction to the BIM framework adopted by buildingSMART Australasia.

    Course instructor: Dr Rosmarie Rusch, Senior Teaching Fellow, Construction Management & Quantity Surveying

    Course dates: 16 - 18 January, 2023

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  • Intellectual Property Rights (Data Exchange)

    The Intellectual Property Rights (Data Exchange) course is designed to provide that competitive career advantage for professionals in the rapidly developing fields of Building Information Modelling (BIM), Lean Construction (Lean) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

    Course instructor: Cherie Orevich, Lawyer, Devaney

    Course dates: 23 - 25 January, 2023

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  • 3D-BIM (Modelling for Data and Visualisation)

    This microcredential introduces the concepts of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and covers various software platforms suitable for openBIM application, and appropriate for Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery.

    Course instructor: Joe Banks, Director of BIM Services, PKCG

    Course dates: 6 - 8 February, 2023

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  • 4D-BIM (Schedule Optimisation)

    This microcredential addresses schedule preparation and management using BIM-related Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery techniques. It is taught in a highly interactive environment and is dedicated to aspects of interrogating BIM IT platforms in a manner that informs learners how to utilise available BIM information better.

    Course instructor: Pieter Rautenbach, Director, Digital & Risk, Newstead Connect

    Course dates: 13 - 15 February, 2023

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  • 5D-BIM (Cost Modelling)

    This microcredential addresses cost planning, estimating, lifecycle costing and cost management using BIM-related Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery techniques.

    Course instructor: David Mitchell, Director, buildingSMART Australasia

    Course dates: 27 February - 2 March, 2023

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  • BIM for Asset and Facilities Management

    The BIM for Asset and Facilities Management course will prepare you to make intelligent design decisions based on facilities management information that optimises practical and cost aspects of long-term operational factors. Prepare to be a significant contributor to the future of construction and infrastructure.

    Course instructor: Toby Maple, Director of Digital Advisory, IIMBE

    Course dates: 27 - 29 March, 2023

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  • BIM for Environment Sustainability Assessment

    In this course, you will learn 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

    Course dates: 6 - 8 March, 2023

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  • BIM and Big Data

    This is an essential microcredential for those envisioning a career in local authority planning departments and similar contexts. As openBIM technologies are increasingly being used as the technical standard for designing and documenting major building and infrastructure projects, local authorities can be expected to more enthusiastically adopt GIS technologies to build digital twins of their cities.

    Course instructor: Geoff Osbourn, Director, Geosynergy

    Course dates: 20 - 22 March, 2023

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  • BIM | Continuous Process Improvement (Quality and Safety Standards)

    The Continuous Process Improvement (Quality and Safety Standards) microcredential addresses the importance of using BIM/Lean/IPD to optimise design quality to ensure it meets client brief standards. You will learn about the management of quality during the construction phase by early identification and design rectification of potential coordination clashes and the like.

    Course dates: 2-4 February AND 9-11 March

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  • Process Evaluation and Change Management in BIM

    This microcredential addresses the importance of using BIM/Lean/IPD to optimise both the processes used to deliver complex projects and the management of the project changes that inevitably occur during major complex projects with multiple stakeholders. The principle of using 3D BIM models and Lean/IPD principles to identify coordination and other design problem areas collaboratively and to rectify them at a time when change has minimum impact on project budgets will be explored in-depth and at a practical as well as conceptual level. 

    Course dates: 26-28 January AND 9-11 March

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  • BIM | Productivity and Off-site Fabrication (Minimising Waste)

    This microcredential addresses the importance of using modern BIM/Lean/IPD manufacturing and construction principles to minimise waste from all aspects of project productivity. The course involves a critical review of standard approaches to onsite progress and productivity compared with the potential advantages of using BIM principles and processes integrated with Lean/IPD based practices, in the integration with off-site fabrication where appropriate and viable.

    Course instructor: Quoc Pham

    Course dates: 9-11 February AND 23-25 March

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  • BIM | Managing Complexity in Construction (Maximising Value)

    This microcredential addresses the importance of using BIM/Lean/IPD principles and digital transformation to maximise value in all aspects of design and project delivery of complex projects. The strategic management of digital information using 3D BIM models, digital tools and Lean/IPD principles to collect, analyse and communicate data collaboratively is the driving force for future delivery of major complex projects with multiple stakeholders. 

    Course instructor: Mark Cronin

    Course Dates: 16-18 February AND 30 March - 1 April

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"The buildingSMART Australasia panel has no hesitation in recommending full accreditation of the BIM & IPD programs at Bond. The quality and deep enthusiasm of the staff who teach into the program is very impressive. Bond’s programs provide a well-balanced set of offerings that comprehensively address the issues around the industry adoption of BIM and Open BIM. We were pleased to note the diversity of students and industry experience in the program, whose enthusiasm was very reassuring. We strongly endorse the commitment to face-to-face teaching as the most appropriate way of delivering content, supported by the intensive-mode delivery format viable for industry practitioners. We also applaud the micro-credentialled modules that can be gradually accumulated to gain the program awards."

Mr John Mitchell and Mr Jim Plume Board of buildingSMART - Directors buildingSMART Australasia | Home of BIM
  • 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 a 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 workplace.
    • 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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    We offer tailored solutions for organisations. For more information, please submit an enquiry below, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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 a competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive industry.

About our graduates

Meet a BIM specialist

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.

READ BIANCA'S STORY

How to apply

Applying is free and easy. However, 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 side link 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. Select the appropriate semester you would like to enrol in.

If you need assistance with your application, please download our step-by-step guide or contact [email protected].

Missed the deadline? Please email us at [email protected]. We can accept late applications for some courses. 

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