Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Learn everything you need to design and manage complex civil construction projects
Course Code RII60520
CRICOS Code 105230B
Intake Dates
January, April, July, September
Duration 2 years
Campus Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane
Delivery Mode On-campus, 2-3 days a week
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Course Overview

This qualification prepares you for work as a senior civil works designer or a para-professional designer, who supports professional engineers in the design and construction of infrastructure projects. This course will teach you to perform broad, specialised, complex and technical tasks.

You will be responsible for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of clients’ site requirements. You will be required to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.

You will develop skills in:

  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) software including AutoCAD and REVIT to produce detailed drawings, plans and designs for construction work
  • Preparing civil designs
  • Managing the civil works design process
  • Construction management to meet the needs of the Australian market
Course Structure

To receive this qualification, students must complete 12 units, comprising 5 core and 7 elective units.

Core Units

BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
RIICWD601E Manage civil works design process
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system

Elective Units

BSBPMG531 Manage project time
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
RIICWD509E Prepare detailed design of urban roads
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD534E Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures
BSBPMG537 Manage Project Procurement

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-requisite: Diploma of Civil Construction Design (RII50520)
  • Entry by interview

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by assessing qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Acknowledge Education.

Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

Industry Body Endorsement

Our Civil Construction Design courses are endorsed by reputable companies in the industry. We are constantly consulting with industry representatives to ensure our courses are relevant to their needs and our students are job-ready upon completion of our courses.

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Fondex Constructions

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Course Outcome and Pathways

Upon successful completion of this course, the types of occupations that you can seek include:

  • Civil engineering draftsperson
  • Civil engineering design draftsperson
  • Civil engineering technician

For pathway students, upon successful completion of the course, you are eligible for direct entry into the second year of Acknowledge Education’s Bachelor of Construction Project Management degree with credit for 8 out of 24 units of study.


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Fee - Local Student

Full tuition fee: $24,000

Enrolment fee: $200

Material fee (including software): $400

Fees - International student

Full tuition fee: $24,000

Enrolment fee: $200

Material fee (including software): $400

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How to Apply

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