National code: RII60520

    Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Prepare yourself for a future in civil construction projects and workforces. This course will mimic real world civil construction responsibilities, ensuring you graduate with a strong insight into the daily activities involved in civil construction.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

      • Lead and manage team effectiveness
      • Manage the civil works design process
      • Establish and maintain a quality system
      • Manage program risk
      • Advise on application of safe design principles to control WHS risk

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

      • The skills to determine project quality, budget and time constraints
      • Confidence in working in a team to develop and interpret project plans, and solve key civil construction challenges
      • Experience in designing civil structures
      • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

    • Traineeship

    • To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

      • Be employed in the civil construction industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
      • Have a signed traineeship contract
    • Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

    • Familiarity with computers and can use Word, Excel, email and the internet

    • Some familiarity with CAD software

    • The preparation to read and write civil construction report, legislation and company policies

    • To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.

    • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: site manager, engineering project offer, engineering designer, quantity surveyor, engineering draftsperson, engineering technical assistant and civil construction project manager.


    A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for any worker who needs to access a construction site. Local regulations should also be checked for requirements. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study2 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study0 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    The Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 5 core and 7 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Manage program riskBSBPMG632

    • Manage team effectivenessBSBTWK502

    • Apply safe design principles to control WHS risksBSBWHS616

    • Manage civil works design processesRIICWD601E

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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