RII60520 | CRICOS 110231C

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Course Duration

104 weeks* (8 Terms)

Study Load

Full time

Study Mode

Blended (In class and Online)


Every month

Learning portal

All learning resources and assessments are assessable via the e-learning portal.

Study Commitment

20 hours/week (15 hours via face to face, 5 hours via e-learning portal)

The Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design course will be delivered over 2 years (up to 104 weeks*, over 8 Terms). The course will equip you with the theoretical & technical knowledge to work as a senior civil works designer or a para- professional designer, who supports professional engineers on the design and construction of infrastructure projects.

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:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Student Visa (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


Test Name

Also known as

Minimum Test Score


International English Language Testing system


• Overall band score 5.5; or

• Overall band score 5 if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 4.5 if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test


• 46; or

• 35, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS ; or

• (c) 32, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test

Certificate in Advanced English

• 162; or

• 154, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or

• (c) 147, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


Pearson Test of English Academic


• 42; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 10 weeks’ ELICOS; or

• 30, if packaged with at least 20 weeks’ ELICOS.


Occupational English Test


• a score of at least B for each test component of the OET.


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

o    you are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland 

o    you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)

o    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

o    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

o    In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, 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 student visa.

§  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.

Tuition Fee Term Fee Materials Fee Enrolment Fee
$ 21,000.00 $ 2,625.00 $ 1,000.00 $ 250.00

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.

2023: 30-OCT
2024: 02-JAN, 29-JAN, 04-MAR, 15-APR, 08-JUL, 12-AUG, 23-SEP, 25-NOV.

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

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