RII50520 Diploma of Civil Construction Design

National ID
RII50520
WA Course Code
BGK7
CRICOS code
105244G

Why choose this course?

Start your pathway to an exciting career in civil construction and urban planning. During this course you will develop skills to work autonomously to plan and determine the selection of equipment, and roles and techniques for site specific work designs to meet client’s site requirements. You will demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.

Learn how to schedule and estimate construction tasks, calculate foundation and footing requirements, and manage a project schedule.

In addition, you will learn about structural requirements, local building and construction standards, codes and practices and structural mechanics. You will create detailed drafting, technical specifications, schedules, and bill of quantities for a building project.

Career opportunities

  • Civil Construction Designer
  • Civil Engineering Assistant
  • Senior Civil Designer

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Equivalent to Australian Year 12 with a pass in Year 11 Maths is required for entry into this course.

  • OR Completion of MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering - Technical is required for entry into this course.

Please refer to the Non-Tuition Fees section of your Letter of Offer for any additional requirements where a cost may be incurred.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

At this campus
The Munster Campus is a state-of-the-art specialist training facility aligned to the needs of the mining, oil and gas, engineering, mineral and chemical processing industries.  This campus is also home to the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), a world-class facility recognised by industry for its specialist training capability. It has an operating oil and gas facility and process plant, enabling students’ hands-on experience in a real-life industry setting. Munster campus also has purpose built Applied Engineering facilities including IOT home automation, 3D printing, CNC-milling, laser, precision milling and vinyl cutting. The campus also features a material testing lab which includes tensile testing, impact testing, compression testing, soil analysis and heat treatment testing.
Duration | 3 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $23,100
  • Resources fee: $1,224
  • Materials fee: $459

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 0 core units and 20 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units

There are no core units for this course.

Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPMG531 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
  • CPPBDN6106 Produce building information modelling for building design projects
  • CPPSIS5032 Capture new spatial data
  • MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • RIICWD501E Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • RIICWD504E Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
  • RIICWD508E Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIICWD511E Prepare detailed design of sub-divisions
  • RIICWD521E Prepare detailed design of flexible pavements
  • RIICWD530E Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIICWD531E Prepare detailed design of subsurface drainage
  • RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation consisting of practical activities and role-plays and structured assessment activities such as projects, assignments, evidence portfolios and computer simulations.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, workbooks, learning guides, PowerPoints and handouts. Facilities and equipment may include access to appropriate support materials/learning resources, assessment tools, equipment and facilities, general learning areas, specialist training rooms and laboratories, practical area for spatial data, live works area, office equipment, computers and specialised software and laboratory equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

At this campus
The Munster Campus is a state-of-the-art specialist training facility aligned to the needs of the mining, oil and gas, engineering, mineral and chemical processing industries.  This campus is also home to the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), a world-class facility recognised by industry for its specialist training capability. It has an operating oil and gas facility and process plant, enabling students’ hands-on experience in a real-life industry setting. Munster campus also has purpose built Applied Engineering facilities including IOT home automation, 3D printing, CNC-milling, laser, precision milling and vinyl cutting. The campus also features a material testing lab which includes tensile testing, impact testing, compression testing, soil analysis and heat treatment testing.
Duration | 3 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $23,100
  • Resources fee: $1,224
  • Materials fee: $459

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 0 core units and 20 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units

There are no core units for this course.

Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPMG531 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
  • CPPBDN6106 Produce building information modelling for building design projects
  • CPPSIS5032 Capture new spatial data
  • MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • RIICWD501E Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • RIICWD504E Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
  • RIICWD508E Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIICWD511E Prepare detailed design of sub-divisions
  • RIICWD521E Prepare detailed design of flexible pavements
  • RIICWD530E Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIICWD531E Prepare detailed design of subsurface drainage
  • RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation consisting of practical activities and role-plays and structured assessment activities such as projects, assignments, evidence portfolios and computer simulations.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, workbooks, learning guides, PowerPoints and handouts. Facilities and equipment may include access to appropriate support materials/learning resources, assessment tools, equipment and facilities, general learning areas, specialist training rooms and laboratories, practical area for spatial data, live works area, office equipment, computers and specialised software and laboratory equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

At this campus
The Munster Campus is a state-of-the-art specialist training facility aligned to the needs of the mining, oil and gas, engineering, mineral and chemical processing industries.  This campus is also home to the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), a world-class facility recognised by industry for its specialist training capability. It has an operating oil and gas facility and process plant, enabling students’ hands-on experience in a real-life industry setting. Munster campus also has purpose built Applied Engineering facilities including IOT home automation, 3D printing, CNC-milling, laser, precision milling and vinyl cutting. The campus also features a material testing lab which includes tensile testing, impact testing, compression testing, soil analysis and heat treatment testing.
Duration | 3 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $23,100
  • Resources fee: $1,224
  • Materials fee: $459

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 0 core units and 20 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units

There are no core units for this course.

Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPMG531 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
  • CPPBDN6106 Produce building information modelling for building design projects
  • CPPSIS5032 Capture new spatial data
  • MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • RIICWD501E Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • RIICWD504E Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
  • RIICWD508E Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIICWD511E Prepare detailed design of sub-divisions
  • RIICWD521E Prepare detailed design of flexible pavements
  • RIICWD530E Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIICWD531E Prepare detailed design of subsurface drainage
  • RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation consisting of practical activities and role-plays and structured assessment activities such as projects, assignments, evidence portfolios and computer simulations.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, workbooks, learning guides, PowerPoints and handouts. Facilities and equipment may include access to appropriate support materials/learning resources, assessment tools, equipment and facilities, general learning areas, specialist training rooms and laboratories, practical area for spatial data, live works area, office equipment, computers and specialised software and laboratory equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

At this campus
The Munster Campus is a state-of-the-art specialist training facility aligned to the needs of the mining, oil and gas, engineering, mineral and chemical processing industries.  This campus is also home to the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT), a world-class facility recognised by industry for its specialist training capability. It has an operating oil and gas facility and process plant, enabling students’ hands-on experience in a real-life industry setting. Munster campus also has purpose built Applied Engineering facilities including IOT home automation, 3D printing, CNC-milling, laser, precision milling and vinyl cutting. The campus also features a material testing lab which includes tensile testing, impact testing, compression testing, soil analysis and heat treatment testing.
Duration | 3 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $23,100
  • Resources fee: $1,224
  • Materials fee: $459

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

There is no work placement requirement for this course.

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 20 units. These 20 are comprised of 0 core units and 20 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units

There are no core units for this course.

Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPMG531 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
  • CPPBDN6106 Produce building information modelling for building design projects
  • CPPSIS5032 Capture new spatial data
  • MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
  • MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
  • MEM30006A Calculate stresses in simple structures
  • MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • MEM30033A Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
  • RIICWD501E Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • RIICWD504E Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
  • RIICWD508E Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIICWD511E Prepare detailed design of sub-divisions
  • RIICWD521E Prepare detailed design of flexible pavements
  • RIICWD530E Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIICWD531E Prepare detailed design of subsurface drainage
  • RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written tests, oral questions, direct observation consisting of practical activities and role-plays and structured assessment activities such as projects, assignments, evidence portfolios and computer simulations.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines.  Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency.  Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course. Learning resources may include access to Blackboard resources, workbooks, learning guides, PowerPoints and handouts. Facilities and equipment may include access to appropriate support materials/learning resources, assessment tools, equipment and facilities, general learning areas, specialist training rooms and laboratories, practical area for spatial data, live works area, office equipment, computers and specialised software and laboratory equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

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Last updated on November 30, 2022