RII60515 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design – 103323B

RII60515 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design


In this advanced diploma course, you’ll gain the practical and technical skills to work with civil engineers on the design and construction of infrastructure projects.This course provides a pathway to an engineering degree.

Civil and structural engineering involves the design and construction of roads, airports, railways, buildings, bridges, dams and drainage systems.

You’ll develop skills:

  • using computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to produce detailed drawings, plans and designs for construction work
  • doing cost estimates and preparing material specifications
  • liaising with construction workers and project managers
  • inspecting completed works to ensure they meet specifications and regulations
  • conducting laboratory and/or field testing of materials, soil and water quality.


After successfully completing the Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design, students may apply for the:

  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Note: While ACFE may not offer all the qualifications indicated within the pathway, we identify relevant progression that may be attained.

Advanced Diploma in Civil Construction Design will have a face to face mode of delivery with a duration of 104 weeks .Students will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class over a week.

Students are required to complete additional hours of study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, and assignment preparation.

Due to the impacts of COVID 19 to keep you all safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online and as restrictions ease, the mode of attending class may change.

/02/2021 /05/2021
/08/2021 /11/2021

Victoria – 341 Queen Street Melbourne VIC 3000

New South Wales – 37 George St Parramatta NSW 2150

Employment opportunities resulting from the completion of this course may include following job roles:

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

  • 18 years or older upon application
  • All applicants are required to have successfully completed an LLN test and demonstrate competence for all indicators to enrol for this qualification
For international students, ACFE accepts following proof of a level of English proficiency:
  • IELTS Overall 5.5 band (no band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based) 69-79 with no band less than 14
  • TOEFL Paper 523 (with a min. TWE 3.5)
  • TOEFL CBT (Combuted-based) 193 (with a min.TWE 3.5)
  • PTE Academic 46 with no communicative skill score less than 40
Note: Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.  
  • International Students: $27,000 AUD (includes materials & Administration Fee)
  • Fees are subject to changes

This qualification requires the successful completion of 12 units of competency: 5 Core units and 7 Electives of which

  • at least four (4) must be chosen from Group A
  • at least one (1) must be chosen from Group B

Core units – 5
BSBPMG616 Manage program risk
BSBWHS609 Advise on application of safe design principles to control WHS risk
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
RIICWD601D Manage the civil works design process
RIIQUA601D Establish and maintain a quality system

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information before enrolling.

Electives – 7
Group A
BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
BSBPMG601 Direct the integration of projects
BSBPMG602 Direct the scope of a project program
BSBPMG603 Direct time management of a project program
BSBPMG604 Direct cost management of a project program
BSBPMG605 Direct quality management of a project program
BSBPMG606 Direct human resource management of a project program
BSBPMG607 Direct communications management of a project program
BSBPMG609 Direct procurement and contracting for a project program
BSBSMB420 Evaluate and develop small business operations
RIIBEF601D Conduct business negotiations
RIIBEF604E Conduct feasibility study
Group B
RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design
RIICWD509D Prepare detailed design of urban roads
RIICWD510D Prepare detailed design of busways
RIICWD512D Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges
RIICWD520D Prepare detailed design of rigid pavements
RIICWD526D Prepare detailed traffic analysis
RIICWD528D Prepare detailed design of traffic management systems
RIICWD532D Prepare detailed design of tunnels
RIICWD533D Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD534D Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
RIICWD535D Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures
RIICWD536D Prepare detailed design of civil masonry, crib and gabion structures


February, May, August, November

Course Fees

$23700 AUD - Melbourne
$27000 AUD - Sydney
(includes materials & Administration Fee)

Mode of Study

Face to Face
Blended / Online learning


104 weeks


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