Our RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design, is a prestigious qualification tailored for individuals aspiring to excel in the field of civil engineering. This advanced program is tailored to equip both international and domestic students with the specialized skills and expertise needed to thrive as senior civil works designers or para-professional designers.

The course delves deep into a wide spectrum of complex and technical tasks, covering strategic areas and activities critical to the profession. Our experienced trainers, well-versed in the industry, guide students through the intricacies of designing intricate projects that align seamlessly with the client’s site requirements.

Students will immerse themselves in practical training sessions, gaining hands-on experience in a simulated professional environment. This empowers them to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios, bridging the gap between theory and practice. Upon successful completion, graduates will hold a nationally recognized qualification, opening doors to a multitude of compelling career opportunities within the civil engineering sector.

Embark on this transformative journey and step into a future where you shape the very foundations of our world.



The RII60520 – ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF CIVIL CONSTRUCTION DESIGN contains 5 core units & 7 electives.

Study BlockCodeUnit TitleUnit Type
 BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solvingE
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness C
BSBCMM511 Communicate with influenceE
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 BSBPMG530 Manage project scope E
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement E
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk C
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 BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks C
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system C
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 RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes C
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 RIICWD534E Prepare detailed design of civil steel structuresE
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 RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures E
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 RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures E
 5 Core
7 Electives

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.
  • Civil Engineering Construction Supervisor: As a Civil Engineering Construction Supervisor, you’ll oversee on-site operations, ensuring projects are executed efficiently, safely, and according to design specifications. Your role involves coordinating work crews, managing resources, and liaising between engineers, contractors, and stakeholders.


  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson: A Civil Engineering Draftsperson plays a pivotal role in the design process. You’ll create detailed technical drawings and plans based on the specifications provided by engineers. This includes aspects such as site layouts, structural elements, and utility systems.


  • Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson: In this role, you’ll focus on the initial design phase of civil engineering projects. You’ll collaborate closely with engineers to translate concepts into detailed technical drawings and plans, ensuring they meet regulatory standards and client requirements.


  • Civil Engineering Technician: As a Civil Engineering Technician, you’ll be involved in a wide range of tasks, from conducting field surveys to assisting in the design and development of projects. Your responsibilities may include data collection, drafting, and technical support to the engineering team.


  • Senior Civil Works Designer: This position is the pinnacle of expertise in civil engineering design. Senior Civil Works Designers are responsible for conceiving and executing the most complex and intricate projects. They demonstrate exceptional mastery in applying theoretical and technical knowledge to find innovative solutions to technical challenges and management requirements.

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