Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Learn all the skills you will need for a career in the dynamic field of Civil Construction Design.
Course Code RII50520
CRICOS Code 108711E
Intake Dates
January, April, July, September
Duration 1.5 years
Campus Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane
Delivery Mode On-campus, 2-3 days a week
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Course Overview

Kick start your career in the civil construction industry with the Diploma of Civil Construction Design. This qualification prepares you for work as a designer or design paraprofessional who supports professional engineers. This course prepares you to perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring significant judgement in planning and selecting equipment/roles/techniques.

You are required to develop site-specific work designs to ensure the implementation of clients’ site requirements. You will learn the latest industry software, such as AutoCAD, CivilCAD, Revit, 12D and DRAINS to help with the design of construction and infrastructure projects.

Course Structure

To receive this qualification, students must complete a total of 20 elective units. These may vary from term to term and between campuses. The permitted combinations will depend on a number of considerations, including the packaging rules for the qualification.


BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBPMG531 Manage project time
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30033A* Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
RIICWD501E Prepare detailed design of foundations
RIICWD511E Prepare detailed design of sub-divisions
RIICWD509E Prepare detailed design of urban roads
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
RIICWD530E Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD534E Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures
MEM23007A Apply calculus to engineering tasks
MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
CPCCOM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications
BSBPMG537 Manage Project Procurement

Entry requirements

Entry by interview

Entry requirements

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer:

You may be able to shorten your chosen course by factoring in qualifications obtained from prior formal studies or training. Acknowledge Education recognises Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Please see our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer page 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 that our students are job-ready upon completion of our courses.

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Fondex Constructions

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Course Outcomes and Pathways

Upon successful completion of this course, the types of occupations that you will be qualified to seek include:

Civil Engineering Draftsperson
Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
Civil Engineering Technician

For pathway students, upon completion of the course, you will be granted 10 units credit exemption for Acknowledge Education’s Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design (RII60520), allowing you to complete the Advanced Diploma course in an additional 6 months. Alternatively, you will be eligible for direct entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Construction Project Management, with credit for 8 out of 24 units of study.


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Fees - Local Student

Full tuition fee: $18,300

Enrolment fee: $200

Material fee (including software): $400

Fees - International Student

Full tuition fee: $18,300

Enrolment fee: $200

Material fee (including software): $400

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