Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

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This qualification reflects the role of an individual working as a senior civil works designer or a para-professional designer, who supports professional engineers. The students 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 date 

15th November 2021
10th January 2022
11th April 2022
11th July 2022
10th October 2022
9th January 2023

Breaks (holidays)

20th Dec 2021 – 09th Jan 2022
21st March 2022 – 10th April 2022
20th June 2022 – 10th July 2022
19th September – 9th October 2022

19th Dec 2022 – 8th January 2023
20th March 2023 – 09th April 2023

19th June 2023 – 9th July 2023
18th September – 8th October 2023

Upon successful completion of this course, the types of occupations that you can seek include:

  • Sewage Reticulation Drafting Officer
  • Structural Engineering Drafting Officer
  • Site Manager
  • Estimator
  • Contract Administrator
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Technician

No pre-requisite requirement for this qualification as per course training package.

Entry requirements
Domestic Students must:
1. Be a minimum of 18 years of age;
2. Have completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent;
3. Undertake a pre-enrolment interview / initial skills assessment;

International Students must:
1. Meet evidentiary requirements for country of origin
2. Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent or undertake an English Language test prior to enrolment TOEFL 527; TOEFLiBT46; CAE162; PTE42

Core units – 5
- BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
- BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
- BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
- RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes
- RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system

Elective Units – 7
- BSBPMG531 Manage project time 
- BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources 
- BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement 
- BSBPMG530 Manage project scope 
- RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures 
- RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures 
- RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams 

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design.

Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

Assessments help students demonstrate that they have the skills and knowledge needed to meet standards. They are designed with a range of practical tasks in mind, which helps students show off their abilities as well!


SBDI recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. SBDI will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

During the entry process and interview stage SBDI will discuss with you the process and options for RPL. Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.


USI is needed for all students studying with SBDI. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the student/s will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au. The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow SBDI to create an USI on their behalf.


Relevant resources are available at SBDI to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.


Orientation to assist students is provided by SBDI as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.sbdi.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.

After successfully completing the Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design, students may apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Tuition Fee: $AU 30,000
Non Tuition Fee: $AU 400
Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 30,400(Includes material/training and enrolment fee)

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