Equip yourself with the expertise to work as a civil construction designer, civil or structural draftsperson, site officer or project manager. Learn a broad range of technical and managerial skills as you build your career in the dynamic civil construction industry.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Apply design principles
Use the latest industry software and equipment
Use surveying concepts effectively
Design, draft and build infrastructure projects
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at diploma level
Experience with industry software and technology
The skills to operate construction materials testing equipment
Opportunities to design projects to meet current safety standards
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
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Strong experience using a computer
Access to a computer, and an interest in learning Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
Interest in working in an office-based role
The ability to comply with safety procedures
Good hand-eye coordination
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 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 Draftspersons prepare detailed drawings and plans for civil engineering work in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists.
Other jobs include: civil/structural draftsperson, civil/structural designer para-professional, civil construction site officer, civil construction site manager, civil designer and civil technical assistant.
A White Card is not mandatory to complete this course and students have an option if they would like to do site visits or gain employment in the industry where a white card is required to be on premises. Before you can enter a construction site in Australia, you must complete the general induction training program (commonly known as White Card training). This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Please visit Safework Australia for more information on applying for your white card. Your teacher will be able to provide additional information during your studies.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Civil Construction Design does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Diploma of Civil Construction Design does not have any post-graduate 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 Diploma of Civil Construction Design qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 units of competency, including 0 core and 20 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.