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RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design


Civil construction has become one of the top demanding fields in Australia. Therefore, studying in this qualification provides you with multiple employment opportunities to be successful in the civil construction field. With successful completion of this qualification, you will have developed skills and knowledge to work as a senior civil works designer or a para-professional designer, who supports professional engineers.

The tasks you will perform in these roles are broad, specialised, complex, and technical, including strategic areas and initiating activities. You will also be responsible for designing 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, legislative, regulatory, and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors.

105 weeks over 8 terms, including breaks and holidays. This Blended (Face to face + Online) course is delivered over 2.5 days
Study Mode and Assessment Methods

This course is delivered in a classroom environment and includes structured learning activities including theory, group discussions, case studies, presentations, role plays, research, projects, workplace simulated activities, and written assessments

Entry Requirements

Age – 18+

English – IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in TOEFL, PTE, OET. Or /And Meet the Literacy, Language, Numeracy (LLN) test organised by Salford college*

Academic – At least Year 12 Equivalent to Australian standards or/and Certificate level qualification from Australia or/and Life experiences and background of relevant work (to be supported by resume and interview and referrals)

Tuition Fee – $35000
Non – Tuition Fee comes to $1200 and the details are given below:
Application Fee – $350
Material Fee – $900
Estimated Total Fee – $ 36200
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After completing RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design students may progress to higher education courses.

This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

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

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Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit transfer

Do you already have existing skills and knowledge and don’t need additional training? Have you done previous training?

Please contact our office if you would like to undertake Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or apply for credit transfer. RPL/Credit transfer may reduce your course duration and fees.

Course Structure

There are 12 units in this qualification out of which 5 are core and 7 are elective units. The Salford College Industry Advisory Panel has recommended the elective units which are most suitable for the workplace.

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
BSBPMG530 Manage project scopeElective
BSBWHS616Apply safe design principles to control WHS risksCore
RIIQUA601EEstablish and maintain a quality systemCore
RIICWD601EManage civil works design processesCore
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvementElective
BSBPMG632Manage program riskCore
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurementElective
BSBPMG532 Manage project qualityElective
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectivenessCore
RIICWD533EPrepare detailed design of civil concrete structuresElective
RIICWD507DPrepare detailed geotechnical designElective
RIILAT402EProvide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teamsElective

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