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Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design


Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design


104 weeks

Mode of Delivery

Face to face + Online

Contact Hours

20 hours / week

About this course

This qualification reflects the role of an individual working as a senior civilworks designer or a para-professional designer, who supports professional engineers. They perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities. They are responsible for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client’s site requirements and are required to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification based on the electives selected. However, any Civil Construction Design must comply with Code of Practice: Safe design of structures which is developed by Safe Work Australia. This Code of Practice on the safe design of structures is an approved code of practice under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act (the WHS Act).

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake further higher education (Bachelor’s degree).

Mode of Course Delivery

67% face-to-face and 33% online


The Online Class timetable may differ from the actual(face-to-face) class timetable. The nature of student support and engagement may also vary during this  online delivery period.

Please contact the college if you have any enquiries regarding the mode of delivery and the timetable

Qualification Structure

BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system
BSBPMG540 Manage project integration
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course. However, substantial work experience would be highly regarded. Students will also be assessed for their suitability to study the course prior to enrolment. It is recommended that individuals should:

• Be 18 years or older; and

• Have completed Australian Year 12 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills.

• International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Potential Career Outcomes

Successfully completing this training provides the knowledge and skills required for students to gain fulltime/part time or casual employment in the following role/s:

Civil Engineering Draftsperson

Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson

Civil Engineering Technician

Road Design Draftsperson

Sewage Reticulation Drafting Officer

Structural Engineering Drafting Officer

Site Manager


Contract Administrator