RII60520 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

CRICOS Course Code: 114706G  National Code: RII60520

Course Duration

104 weeks

Campus Location

Sydney CBD & Adelaide

Intake Dates 2024

26 Feb | 22 April | 20 May | 8 July | 12 Aug | 30 Sept | 11 Nov

AQF Level

Advanced Diploma

Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

This qualification reflects the role of an individual working as a senior civil works 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.

  • Civil Engineering Construction Supervisor
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Senior Civil Works Designer

Victorian Institute of Education has the following entry requirements. International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in diagnostic activities (e.g., LLN test and pre-enrolment screening) to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    1. The student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
    2. The student has successfully completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO
    3. Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country
    4. Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0



Core or Elective


Manage program risk



Manage team effectiveness



Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks



Manage civil works design processes



Establish and maintain a quality system



Manage project quality



Manage project human resources



Manage innovation and continuous improvement



Prepare detailed geotechnical design



Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements



Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures



Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures.


This qualification will be delivered over 104 weeks, including 80 weeks of training and assessment spread over 8 terms of 10 weeks each and 24 weeks of holidays. 

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.

Course Fee


Enrollment Fee: $200

Material Fee: $2000

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

After completion of RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design. Students may wish to undertake other related course or a pathway to higher education such as:

  1. Bachelor of Civil Construction.
  2. Bachelor of Design

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Victorian Institute of Education Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures

Nationally Recognised Course

Nationally Recognised training
Australian Qualifications Framework

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