National code: RII40820

Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Civil engineering designer, Civil engineering draftsperson and Civil engineering technician

Licensing

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.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

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

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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 Services Facilities 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

    • 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

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