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CRICOS Course Code 111860K

RII60520 -Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

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.

Program Content: The training program covers 12 units of competency taken from the qualification. It has total Core units of 5 and 7Elective Units, participants are required to successfully complete all 12 core units.

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104 weeks

Model & Delivery

Full-time & Face-to-face


Only 5 Core Units & 7 Elective units


Every month 15th

Application Fee

AUD $300*

Total Course Fee

AUD $25,000**

Resources: Students are issued with learning materials and handouts relevant to each unit.

Recognition: This course holds national accreditation under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Assessments: A range of assessment strategies is employed for this qualification and the choice of strategy is dependent on the nature of the unit of competency. Strategies may include but not limit practical application and demonstration of skills, oral presentations, written assignments, tests and projects, work-based projects including the maintenance of log books, action research projects, case studies and log books.

Further Education: Learners who successfully complete this qualification may wish to consider further study such as: 22477VIC – Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

 Employment Pathway:  The Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design is in the Civil Engineering Field of Education.

  • Senior Civil Construction Designer
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson.

Reassessment: Students can have three reassessments of NYC (Not Yet Competent) free of charge provided that the submission of assessments has been done on time. Further, if a student fails more than three times in the unit, the student will have to repeat that unit and charges will be AUD$350.00 per unit (GST will not be charged).

Eligibility/ Entry requirements: This qualification requires a minimum of year 12 completion or equivalent. Oceania Polytechnic requires students to be a minimum of 18 years of age and to demonstrate that they have sufficient English Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) through satisfactory completion of OPIE’s pre-enrolment LLN test. International students may be required to provide evidence of their English Language Proficiency to the minimum level of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent. (Please check the Department of Home Affairs website on for student visa requirements).

Unit Code Unit Title Core Elective
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk Core
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
RIICWD601E Manage the civil works design process Core
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system Core
BSBPMG531 Manage project time Elective
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality Elective
RIICWD509E Prepare detailed design of urban roads Elective
RIICWD510E Prepare detailed design of busways Elective
RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design Elective
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements package Elective
MEM30032A Produce basic engineering drawings Elective

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