104 weeks (including term break)

CRICOS Course Code


Course Fees

AUD$ 24000

Enrolment Fees

AUD$ 200

Material Fees

AUD$ 2000

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, specialized, 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.

International students must be 18 years or older and provide evidence to demonstrate both academic and English language entry requirements as follows:

Academic Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent; or other relevant qualifications or experience
  • Any AQF qualification at the Certificate III level or above in any discipline area delivered and assessed in English only will be deemed as meeting both the academic and English language entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 overall, no less than 5.5 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre or equivalent.
  • At least 18 years of age or above

Equipment Requirements

Sunbeam will provide access to your course materials through online platform and course handouts. Students will have access at College computers; required software’s (eg, IT software’s and Microsoft suite) are installed in college computers for students to use.

Role of graduates may vary from sector to sector. However, graduates with proper employability skills should be able to work as:

  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson.
  • Civil Engineering Technician.
  • Road Design Draftsperson.
  • Site Manager.
  • Estimator.
  • Contract Administrator.

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design. It contains 12 units of competency as follows:

  • 5 core units
  • 7 elective units

Core Units:

BSBPMG632 Manage program risk

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

Elective Units:

BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans

RIICWD526E Prepare detailed traffic analysis

RIICWD512E Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges

RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope

MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements relevant training

Students study full time mixed mode of delivery that integrates:

  • Scheduled hours for face to face classes (20 hours per week during term time)
  • Using the Online Learning Management System as a portal in the classroom if appropriate or other materials, the trainer will teach the unit and deepen the student’s knowledge of the unit of competency through a range of teaching and learning methods and extra resources.

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual units because of experience gained in the relevant field or from previous training and education. A Fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Further information can be obtained from the Student Support Officer.

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