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Offering Info

Diploma of Civil Construction Design

  • National Course Code: RII50515
  • TAFE NSW code: RII50515-01V05-21ULT-222

Location – Ultimo (Structure - Non-Trainee)

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

23 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Civil Construction Design equips you with the skills and expertise to work as a civil or structural draftsperson, a civil construction designer, site officer or project manager. It is a highly regarded qualification for a career in a booming industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Manage projects
  • Apply design principles
  • Use the latest industry software
  • Operate construction materials testing equipment
  • Use surveying equipment effectively
  • Design, draft and build infrastructure projects

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills to read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Collaboration
  • Problem solving with a solution-based focus

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Civil/structural draftsperson
  • Civil/structural designer para-professional
  • Civil construction site officer
  • Civil construction site manager
  • Laboratory technician

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Construction Management

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Diploma of Civil Construction Design as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the civil construction industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Visit the SafeWork for more information on applying for your white card.

Check local regulations for any additional licensing requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Literacy, language and numeracy skills at an Australian Year 12 high school level
  • Strong experience using a computer
  • Confidence to use software applications - like Microsoft programs, email, and an interest in learning Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
  • An interest in working in an office-based role
  • The ability to comply with safety procedures
  • Good hand-eye coordination

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • White card and Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE).

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time     Location
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 4:00pm to 6:00pm Ultimo Campus, (Building G), entry via Thomas street, Level 6, Room G6.18

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time, Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 23 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 1 year.

You may also be required to complete approximately 12 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, and assignment preparation.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Individuals as a whole will be from diverse backgrounds and represent a wide variety of age groups.
  • Allowance is made for the needs of particular groups (e.g. people with disabilities, and people who may have literacy or numeracy difficulties, such as speakers of languages other than English).
  • Individuals may have met some of the requirements through recognition of previous studies, work experience, life experience or a combination of them all.
  • Individuals may be working full or part time in Industry and or other industries; while others may be studying to enter the industry.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Indicative cost of $200 to cover White card and Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE).

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Elective Units
Number Title
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
CPPSIS5032 Capture new spatial data
CPPSIS5035 Obtain and validate spatial data
MEM09011B Apply basic engineering design concepts
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings
MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
MSL973022 Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials
MSL974026 Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials
MSL975044 Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials
RIICSG401D Apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction
RIICWD501D Prepare detailed design of foundations
RIICWD504D Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
RIICWD533D Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD534D Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
RIILAT402D Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Civil Construction Designer

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Course Location

Ultimo, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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