Kickstart your civil construction career and gain foundational skills to work as a civil engineering draftsperson or civil engineering designer. Learn and apply a wide range of construction principles as you build your road to success.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Work with teams on projects
Apply design and construction details
Use the latest industry software
Design, draft and build civil infrastructure projects
Use computer-aided drawing programs
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Transferable skills in computer-aided drawing
Skills in civil infrastructure design codes and techniques
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A familiarity with computer programs such as Word
A personal computer that is CAD capable (Computer-Aided Design program)
The ability to be adaptable to change, whether that be in design or on the construction site
A willingness to work with new technology (Computer-Aided Design) or any new construction techniques
The ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a larger design and construction team
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success
and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Civil engineering designer, Civil engineering draftsperson and Civil engineering technician
A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who require access to construction sites. You do not need one for this course, but it may be needed for employment options. Visit the Safework website for more information on applying for your white card.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design does not have any pre-requisite courses.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 0 core and 12 speciality units.
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.
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
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.