Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction



Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction is very valued within Civil Construction, Mining and seam Gas industries.

This qualification reflects the role of managers working in Civil construction who perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities.They are liable for the establishment of the location management systems, plans and policies and are required to demonstrate self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.

Successful completion of this course will equip them with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of civil and structural engineering and related industries to take care of their competitiveness during a global marketplace.

Potential Careers

  • Engineering technical assistant
  • Engineering designer
  • Civil construction project manager
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Road Design Draftsperson
  • Sewage Reticulation Drafting Officer
  • Structural Engineering Drafting Officer

Entry Requirements

Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • English language competency to successfully communicate and complete the course as per published entry requirements
  • Have sub Class 500 Student Visa (In case of International Students).
  • People of mature age (over 21) who have not completed Year 12 will be considered for enrolment in this course. Their eligibility will be assessed on a case by case basis considering their work experience and aptitude.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs (if required).

Practical Skills

Using computer-aided design (CAD) software including AutoCAD and REVIT to produce detailed drawings, plans and designs for construction work, you will develop skills in:

  • Project and risk management
  • Preparing civil designs
  • Managing civil works
  • Developing construction management skills
  • Lead and manage teams
  • Manage the civil works design process
  • Establish and maintain a quality system

Mode of Delivery

In each term at least one unit is taught face to face. This full-time course is delivered in a blended mode for 20 hours plus 10 hours per week self-study during the term.

Trainer led: Blended training 75% Face-to- Face and 25% Online.
Face-to-face: Trainer led sessions in a classroom setting combined with in-class experiential activities
Online: Moodle based Assessment Tasks.
Delivery Location: 13/61-67, Haldon St, Lakemba, NSW 2195 Australia.

Course Structure


Core units of competency

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

Electives Group A

BSBESB406 Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
BSBPMG531 Manage project time
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement
BSBPMG540 Manage project integration
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
RIIBEF601E Conduct business negotiations
RIIBEF604E Conduct a feasibility study

Electives Group B

RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design
RIICWD509E Prepare detailed design of urban roads
RIICWD510E Prepare detailed design of busways
RIICWD512E Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges
RIICWD520E Prepare detailed design of rigid pavements
RIICWD526E Prepare detailed traffic analysis
RIICWD528E Prepare detailed design of traffic management systems
RIICWD532E Prepare detailed design of tunnels
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD534E Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures
RIICWD536E Prepare detailed design of civil masonry, crib and gabion structures
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams