International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$8,420 - A$8,760


0.5 Year


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

This course will teach you to perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical in nature. You will learn to be responsible for the design of complex projects and to demonstrate the self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge. You will graduate confident in your ability to initiate solutions to technical problems and management or client requirements.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to: 

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


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Determining project quality, budget and time constraints
  • Working in a team to develop and interpret project plans, and solve key civil construction challenges
  • Design of steel structures
  • Design of concrete structures


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Critical thinking and analytical minds to solve key construction challenges
  • Flexibility to take on changing environments, sites and obstacles
  • Problem solving skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills for teamwork and collaborative tasks


This qualification could help you prepare for roles like:

  • Engineering Technical Assistant
  • Engineering Designer
  • Engineering Draftsperson
  • Civil Construction Project Manager


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

English Language Requirements:
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Some familiarity with CAD software
  • Familiarity with computers and can use Word, Excel, email and the internet

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


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$8,420
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$8,760


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the resources, counselling and facilities to support you while you are studying.

We offer a range of support services including: 

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource that offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules
  • The following provides the packaging rules for this qualification, followed by the list of relevant units of competency.
  • Total number of units = 12
  • 5 core units plus 7 elective units, of which
  • at least two (2) must be chosen from Group A
  • at least three (3) must be chosen from Group B
  • no more than two (2) units from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.
  • Core Units
  • BSBPMG632 - Manage program risk
  • BSBTWK502 - Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBWHS616 - Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
  • RIICWD601E - Manage civil works design processes
  • RIIQUA601E - Establish and maintain a quality system
  • BSBPMG531 - Manage project time
  • BSBPMG532 - Manage project quality
  • RIICWD530E - Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIICWD533E - Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
  • RIICWD534E - Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
  • RIICWD508E - Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIILAT402E - Provide supervision in the leadership of diverse work teams


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Whatever your career ambitions, we will help you get there with a range of courses to develop your skills, build your knowledge and prepare you for work.

TAFE NSW is here to create exceptional learner experiences and to support you on your study journey to make sure you achieve your goals.

Explore your study options across a range of disciplines and talk to your TAFE NSW Education Agent or contact us.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.