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Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Course Code: RII60520 | CRICOS 110231C

Course Duration: 104 weeks* (8 Terms)

Course Summary

Our Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design spans two years across 8 Terms, providing you with crucial theoretical and technical knowledge.

This course is designed to prepare you for a career as a senior civil works designer or a para-professional designer supporting professional engineers in the planning and execution of infrastructure projects.

Throughout this program, you’ll gain practical skills and knowledge in managing the civil works design process, designing of motorways and interchanges, preparation of detailed traffic analysis, establishing and maintaining a quality system and producing basic drawings by using computer aided design systems. This qualification reflects the responsibilities of individuals working as senior civil works designers or para-professional designers, handling broad, specialised, complex, and technical tasks, including strategic initiatives.

Our curriculum replicates real-world civil construction responsibilities, ensuring that you graduate with not only a robust theoretical foundation but also practical insights into the day-to-day activities crucial in civil construction.

If you’re keen to make a career in this industry, this qualification will provide you with the expertise necessary to navigate the intricacies of civil construction design and confidently contribute to shaping the future of infrastructure projects.

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What You Will Learn

This course involves a combination of various learning activities such as: case studies, project assessments, research work, knowledge assessment and computer aided design. By completing this course you will gain skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Manage scope, quality and procurement of a project
  • Manage risks of a program
  • Manage team effectively
  • Application of safe design principles to control WHS risks
  • Manage the civil works design process
  • Design of motorways and interchanges
  • Preparation of detailed traffic analysis
  • Establish and maintain a quality system
  • Produce basic drawing by using computer aided design system
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification*
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)
English Language Tests
ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;

• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

2Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

• 169; or

• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

3Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

• 50; or

• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

4Occupational English TestOET• A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.


You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  •  You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • You are 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
  •  You have 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 approved visa for study in Australia, you 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 you held a approved visa for study in Australia.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.


Study Pathway

1. Bachelor of Civil Construction Design

2. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)

3. Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Business

*Course not available via SSC or pathway universities

Career Pathway

Full-time share


Employment size

1,322,100 workers

Full-time share

38 Years

Weekly pay


Gender share

13.3% female

Full-time share


Jobs Roles

Jobs Roles Available Avg. Salary Offered Annual Salary Range Offered Weekly Salary Source of occupation and Salary Range
Team Manager – Civil
Senior Project Engineer (Commercial Construction)
$ 97350
Client-Side PM/SPM (Construction sector)
$140,000 – $180,000
Construction Project Manager
$60,001 – $80,000
Junior Structural Design Engineer
$ 120000
Civil Design Officer
$74,396 – $86,330
Construction Supervisor
$85,440 – $85,440


Job Role Descriptions

Explore Career Opportunities in Civil Construction Design with Our Advanced Diploma Program

Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career in Civil Construction Design? South Sydney College offers an Advanced Diploma program designed to equip you with the skills and expertise necessary to thrive in this dynamic industry. Discover the diverse range of job roles and lucrative average salaries awaiting you upon completion of our program:

Team Manager – Civil
Average Salary: $141,088
Lead and manage civil construction teams to ensure projects are completed efficiently and to the highest standards.

Senior Project Engineer (Commercial Construction)
Average Salary: $97,350
Oversee commercial construction projects, coordinating with various stakeholders to ensure successful project delivery.

Client-Side PM/SPM (Construction sector)
Average Salary: $160,000
Manage client-side project management activities within the construction sector, overseeing projects from inception to completion.

Construction Project Manager
Average Salary: $70,000
Take charge of construction projects, managing budgets, timelines, and resources to ensure successful project execution.

Junior Structural Design Engineer
Average Salary: $120,000
Assist in the design and analysis of structural components for construction projects under the guidance of senior engineers.

Civil Design Officer
Average Salary: $80,863
Undertake civil design tasks, including drafting and modeling, to support the development of construction projects.

Construction Supervisor
Average Salary: $85,440
Supervise construction activities on-site, ensuring adherence to safety regulations and project specifications.

Enroll in our Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design program at South Sydney College today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in the thriving field of civil construction design!

Course Fee

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Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

Intake Dates

2024: 29-JAN, 4-MAR, 15-APR, 8-JUL, 12-AUG, 23-SEP, 25-NOV
2025: 27-JAN, 3-MAR, 14-APR, 7-JUL, 22-SEP, 27-OCT, 24-NOV

Campus Location

Main Campus (Burwood)
GM Tower Level 2,
11-15 Deane St,
Burwood, NSW 2134
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

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