International Course Info

Diploma of Civil Construction Design

  • National Code: RII50515
  • CRICOS Code: 089828J

The Diploma of Civil Construction Design reflects the role of personnel working as designers or design para-professionals who support professional engineers. They perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop site specific work designs to ensure the implementation of the client's site requirements. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering covers a large scope. It's about the design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. This leads to employment opportunities in areas such as:

  • roads
  • railways
  • mining
  • buildings - ranging from low to high rise
  • airports
  • harbours
  • environmental management
  • water supply and sewerage systems
  • quantity surveying
  • project management
  • testing construction materials

In this Diploma you will find an emphasis on practical skills and be introduced to the principles which underlie them. You will study: Civil engineering drafting to AS1100 standards Civil engineering design to Australian standards: selecting from electives in timber, concrete, steel, roads, drainage, pavements and foundations Underlying disciplines such as: engineering mathematics, force systems, surveying, engineering graphics, laboratory methodology, Excel applications, etc. Project management: time, risk and procurement processes

You will learn from the latest engineering packages including AutoCAD, CivilCAD, Revit, Strand 7, 12D, MS Project and DRAINS. Then you will use Building Information Modelling (BIM) to manage and share information.

Subject area: Engineering Studies

Course code:
Course fee:
1.5 Years


  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

    FOR 2020

    Ultimo Total course fee: A$16,970 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2021

    Ultimo Total course fee: A$16,970 Enrol: Feb , Jul


    To receive the Diploma of Civil Construction Design students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which 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.





    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

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


    • Civil Engineering Technician supporting professional engineers in roles such as: drafter
    • construction site manager
    • laboratory technician
    • quantity surveyor
    • project officer


    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.