Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Course Code: RII60520

CRICOS Code: 106225B

Duration: 104 weeks (88 weeks class and 16 weeks break)

Location: Melbourne CBD, Hobart CBD

Intake: Jan, April, July & Oct (* Monthly intake available for onshore students )

Tuition Fees: $30,000

Application Fee: $350

Course Overview:

This qualification has been designed for potential and current international students. They will be involved in classroom-based training in a full time capacity to gain the qualification. These individuals would be interested in working in the construction industry and pursue a career as a senior civil works designer or a para-professional designer, who supports professional engineers.

Career Outcome:

Students can work in the construction industry and support professional engineers. They can perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements specified in the training package, however, CAC recommends that Learners wanting to study at Central Australian College have:

  • Must have satisfactorily completed an equivalent of Australian year 12.
  • or,
  • Have completed a Diploma level qualification.
  • Must have IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent) or satisfactory completion of CAC entry test, or a completion of an ELICOS program.
  • All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above to study at Central Australian College.
  • Must participate in Pre-Training Assessment, prior to commencement of the course.

Students are required to produce a valid working with Children Check and National Police Clearance prior to commencement of placement.

Delivery Approach

Delivery is on campus. It includes face to face delivery in the classroom with tutorials, analysis of case studies, interactive learning including discussion on key points, presentation. Simulated workplace environment is created for practice.

Assessment Method

Assessment methods are flexible, valid, reliable and fair. Assessment strategies include:

  • Project/Case study
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Practical Observation/Demonstration/Role play
  • Third Party Report
  • Presentation
  • Workplace Documentation/Portfolio
  • Self-assessment
  • Problem Solving
  • Report
  • E-learning
  • AV Media file
  • RPL Evidence

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification leads to higher tertiary education. Students after completion can enrol into Advanced Diploma qualification or relevant Bachelor degree course.

Course Structure

To be awarded the RII60520 Advance Diploma of Civil Construction Design, students must complete and demonstrate competency in 12 units of competency, consisting of 5 Core Units and 7 Electives Units.

Core or Elective Unit code Unit name
Core BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
Core BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risk
Core BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
Core RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes
Core RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system
Elective BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plan
Elective RIIBEF601E Conduct business negotiations
Elective RIILAT402E Provide supervision in the leadership of diverse work teams
Elective RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design
Elective RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
Elective BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
Elective BSBHRM614 Contribute to strategic workforce planning


Central Australian College is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with the Standards of Registered Training Organisations (SRTO), and for the issuance of the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) certification documentation.

*Conditions apply

Fees may change during your course of study. CAC reserves the right to discontinue or alter any course date, tuition or service fee, location, timetable or staffing without prior notice. This will constitute a provider default and all tuition fees will be handled in accordance with Central Australian College’s Refund Policy.  Interest will not be credited to Student Fees or disbursements and therefore no interest will be recovered by students in the event of cancellation. Students must maintain valid Overseas Student Health Care insurance throughout their enrollment.


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