RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

CRICOS CODE: 105235H

The Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design is a 2-year course offered by Step Into Training Services (SITS), which reflects the role of an individual who works as a senior civil works designer, offering support to professional engineers. Our graduates get competent to undertake tasks that are broad, specialised, complex, and technical, and include strategic areas and initiating activities. The skills and knowledge you acquire from our industry veterans can be applied to varied job roles, projects, and opportunities.

At SITS you will learn to work on projects ranging from residential and industrial buildings to intricate road designs and expand your study of the design and construction of civil works such as structures and pipe networks. This nationally recognised course incorporates a range of engineering specialties to extend your knowledge so that you can plan, design, develop and manage construction, and repair projects relating to these disciplines. Gain skills in applying construction principles to civil engineering works, produce advanced engineering designs and drawings and learn structural analysis.


Career Outcomes:

  • Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Road Design Draftsperson
  • Civil Construction Supervisor
  • Civil Design Draftsperson
  • Senior Civil Works Designer
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Road Design Draftsperson
  • Sewage Reticulation Drafting Officer
  • Structural Engineering Drafting Officer
  • Site Manager
  • Estimator
  • Contract Administrator

They are responsible for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client’s site requirements and are required to demonstrate the self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.

After achieving RII60520 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design, Individuals could progress to Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).
Please note that SITS do not delivery the mentioned qualification.

Employment Opportunities

Career opportunities may include:

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

Qualification Package Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

SITS has its own following admission requirement

Pre-training Review:

SITS’s policies seek to remove barriers within the learning and assessment processes, and to place individuals with specific needs into an appropriate course.
SITS is responsible for obtaining enrolment details in full (as outlined on the Enrolment Application Form) and to ensure that information pertaining to individual learning requirements is provided to participants prior to enrolment. A Pre-Training Review will be done during the application process in accordance with the applicant’s provided information. This review relates to each learner’s previous education, training and work experience. This review is conducted to determine if there is a need to recognise existing competencies through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and / or Credit for prior studies.

Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer approval will shorten the length of the course. Please refer to Pre-Training Review Policy and Procedure.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN Test):

Applicants will need to undertake LLN test and demonstrate the required ACSF level for this qualification to gain entry into this qualification. It will be conducted at the same time as the pre-training review.

If the applicant cannot complete the LLN test satisfactorily, they will be provided with support, (within the scope of SITS). If the support required for the applicant does not fall within the scope of SITS, the applicant will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training e.g. English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Learners (ELICOS) programs with some other institute at additional cost. SITS will not charge any referral fees.

SITS Admission requirements

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • IELTS band 5.5 or equivalent. Applicant does not need to provide evidence of an English test score with application if one of the following applies:
    • Applicant is a citizen and holds a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
    • Applicant is enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
    • Applicant has completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
    • in the 2 years before applying for the student visa, Applicant completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while they held a student visa.
  • Entry into this course requires the successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent.
  • All learners will be required to demonstrate the required LLN (Language, Literacy, Numeracy) level to gain entry into the course. The following ACSF level is required to gain entry into the course. If addition support is required, then we can help you. For additional information, go to the Student Handbook on our website.
Material Fees: Tuition Fees: Enrolment Fees: Total Fees:
$700 $25000 $300 $26000

Total number of units: 12

5 Core Units 7 Elective Units
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
RIIBEF601E Conduct business negotiations
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures
RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design
RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes
  • Duration : 104 weeks
  • Total Fees : $26000
  • Mode of Delivery :
    Face to Face
  • Campus :
    QLD: Logan Central;

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