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Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

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Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design


About this course

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design:


CODE: RII60520


CRICOS Course Code: 114150E

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.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.


Twelve units including five (5) core units and seven (7) elective units are required for the award of the RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design.

The 12 units that must be completed consists of the following:

  • 5 core units
  • 7 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 2 units from Group A
  • at least 3 units from Group B
  • no more than 2 units from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.

Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

Delivery Mode

This program is delivered in the classroom.

Delivery Site

Melbourne: Level 1, 220 Albert Road, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Perth: Level 4, 3-5 Bennett St, East Perth, WA 6004

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 104 weeks, including 80 weeks of training and assessment spread over 8 terms of 10 weeks each and 24 weeks of holidays.

Entry Requirements

Acacia Institute has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs
  • have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
  • successful completion of an English Placement Test.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.


Potential employment options are in civil construction designer roles.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into higher education qualifications in civil construction design.

Units of Competency

Code Title Core / Elective
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks Core
RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes Core
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system Core
BSBPMG540 Manage project integration Elective Group A
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources Elective Group A
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement Elective Group A
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans Elective Group A
RIICWD526E Prepare detailed traffic analysis Elective Group B
RIICWD512E Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges Elective Group B
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams Elective Group B




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