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RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design




92 weeks (Incl Holidays)

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Domestic and International Students

Course Overview:

This qualification reflects the role of an individual working as a senior civil works designer or a para-professional designer, who supports professional engineers. They perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities. They are responsible for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client’s site requirements and are required to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.

Course Duration:

  • Training weeks: 78 weeks
  • Holiday weeks: 14 weeks
  • Total duration: 92 weeks

Course Structure:

Total number of units = 12 (5 core units and 7 elective units)


RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes 

BSBPMG632 Manage program risk 


BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness 


BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks 


RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system 


BSBPMG530 Manage project scope 

BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement 


BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence 

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving 


RIICWD509E Prepare detailed design of urban roads 

RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures 


RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures 



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”Training & Assessment Strategy” document.

Entry Requirements:

Students enrolling into RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A candidate must be a minimum age of 18 years at the time of course commencement.
  • Submit a copy of minimum Year 12 or equivalent qualification or AQF Certificate III / IV or higher.
  • Successfully complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy test (LLN) & Pre-training review (PTR) process
    • Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound language, literacy, and numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, make recipe cards and do menu costing, do the calculation for budget and prepare operational plans.
    • All students are required to undertake a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test conducted by the institute.
    • If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy, and numeracy training (as Institute doesn’t offer LLN training courses)
    • All learners will be required to undertake a pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the courses to the learner, relevant experience, and interview conducted by the Institute’s enrolment officer. The interview also aims to identify the suitability of the course, any support needs, and possible RPL opportunities.
    • Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have the necessary skills to successfully complete the course
  • Ability to independently use & operate a computer/laptop and knowledge of basic use of office applications. (Part of the PTR process). Learners who do not possess basic computing skills will be referred to take basic computer training before enrolment (as Institute doesn’t offer IT training courses).
  • Students may also need to have access to a computer & internet services outside class hours.
    • Although Institute will provide access to computers/laptops on loan with required resources during classroom hours however to work on assignments and tasks for self-study. However, all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with the Windows 7 operating system or higher. Students must have an active email address for communication and be contactable by phone (mobile or landline) and by mail (postal address).
    • All learners are expected to have access to MS office applications such as Microsoft Word, an email platform.
  • Attend an interview (face to face / phone / skype)
    • All prospective students (the candidates) are interviewed (face to face/phone/skype) and will have the course explained to them by a Student Services Officer. The purpose of this interview is to ensure the candidate understands the commitment of signing up to the course, entry requirements, course outcomes, and what is expected of the student during their studies with Federation Academy.

Career Pathways:

  • Civil Engineering Construction Supervisor 
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson 
  • Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson 
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Senior Civil Works Designer  

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