RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design


Total duration 104 weeks


Qualification Description

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.


Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk Core
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
BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information Elective
RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD526E Prepare detailed traffic analysis
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
RIICWD512E Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams


Vocational Outcome Participants will also be eligible to seek employment working in a small, medium or large enterprise, in a variety of industries, in both the public and private sector. Potential careers such as Engineering technical assistant, Engineering designer, Civil construction project manager, Civil Engineering Draftsperson, Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson, Civil Engineering Technician, Road Design Draftsperson, Sewage Reticulation Drafting Officer and

Structural Engineering Drafting Officer.


Academic Pathway

Training is delivered in stages which correspond to AQF Levels VI. On completion of this qualification, candidates may choose to undertake the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).


Course Delivery & Assessment Methods

  • Delivery and assessment strategies are selected to reflect the nature of the elements and performance criteria of the competency together with the needs and learning style of the participants. Delivery and assessment method includes a blended learning practice including learning management system (Moodle).
  • Assessment methodology may include but is not limited to: observation, project/ report, case study, role play, exercises, activities; and written/oral tasks including multiple choice, questions and answer, essays, true/false and presentations.


Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12 (refer to table 1)
  • Must have either an IELTS score of 5.5 total or above with no band lower than 5.0 (refer to table 2)
  • Mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet course requirements.
  • Entry requirements will be checked at enrolment in line with the RTO’s Student entry requirements, selection, enrolment and orientation policy.


TABLE 1: TM Academic Requirement & Equivalencies

TM Requirement


Equivalent Year





Year 12





Completing a senior school certificate or higher secondary school certificate.
Course relevant working knowledge, skills, experiences and Year 11 completion certificate or secondary school certificate [If unable to provide equivalent year 12]
Course relevant working knowledge, skills, experiences and Year 10 completion certificate or secondary school certificate [If unable to provide equivalent year 12]


TABLE 2: TM English Requirement & Equivalencies

TM Requirement


IELTS score Equivalent English Level

(Successful completion of each level)


IELTS score of 5.5 total or above with no band lower than 5.0



3.0 – 4.0 Basic (10 weeks) + Pre-intermediate (20 weeks)
4.5 – 5.5 Intermediate (20 weeks) or Upper-intermediate (20 weeks)
6.0 – 7.0 Pre-Advanced (10 weeks) + Advanced (10 weeks)


English language waiver. All international students are required to full fill English language requirements. However, the following exceptions can be applicable:

  1. English language requirements will waive for those students who primarily educated in the following countries/territories:
  1. English-speaking country- Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, Republic of Ireland.
  2. Another Country- American Samoa, Antigua and Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Cook Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gibraltar, Grenada, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia Tanzania Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vanuatu Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  1.  Students who have recently completed one-year full time tertiary study in Australia or another English-speaking country.
  1. Students who have recently completed Secondary study or at least one-year full-time tertiary study in another country that listed above and the language in which this qualification was undertaken mush be in English.


Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning

Have you worked or studied in this field before? RPL will gives you an opportunity to be recognised for skills, experience and study that you may have already attained. To gain RPL you will need to contact with our marketing & admission team for RPL kit, which will provide you detail information & a complete process of RPL.



Course Timetable

Shift Day & Time
Shift # 1 Monday, Tuesday: 8 am – 4 pm

Wednesday: 8 am – 1 pm

Shift # 2 Thursday, Friday: 8 am – 4 pm

Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm

Shift # 3 Monday – Thursday: 5:00 pm –10:00 pm


Intakes Date

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6 Term 7 Term 8
2024 08/01/24 19/02/24 08/04/24 20/05/24 01/07/24 12/08/24 23/09/24 04/11/24


For admission, please contact us:

Tel: +61 02 82787722

E-mail: admissions@tm.nsw.edu.au

ABN: 72611635128

RTO: 41479 | CRICOS: 03510J