RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Wanting to Become a Civil Construction Designer? Study RII60520 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design.

(Full-Time & Fast-Track Available)

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.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Course National Code: RII60520

Course CRICOS Code: 108435J

Available to International and Local students.

Course Duration

The full-time 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 (face to face study).

The Fast -Track qualification will be delivered over 12 months.


Course Fees

24 Months: 

 Tuition Fee: $21,800(AUD)

Material Fee : $1,700 (AUD)


12 Months ( Fast Track) :  

Tuition Fee: $9,000(AUD)

Material Fee : $2,000 (AUD)

* Please also note prices may vary if Credit Transfer are approved.

  * Fast Track is for non-student visa holders, E.g. Graduate Visa 485, PR, Citizen


Every month or refer to Intakes

Upon graduation, you may pursue study Bachelor Degrees in Perth or other cities of Australia.


Career Opportunities

This course provides you with the opportunity to be employed in the following job roles:

Senior Civil Construction Designer

Civil Construction Supervisor

Civil Design Draftsperson

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Pathways Into the Qualification

You may enter the qualification through a number of entry points.

or If you have previously completed a unit/units, you may be eligible for a credit transfer. You will need to complete a credit transfer application form, and provide a certified copy of the transcript of statement of attainment. There is a fee for this process. Applications for credit transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.


Pathways From the Qualification

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range a range of Graduate Diploma qualifications, as well as higher education qualifications in Civil Construction or Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).


Target Group Students

Target groups for the RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in civil construction design
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

Study and Assessment mode

This course is delivered on face-to-face class-room based. Various structured activities and industry excursions are included to provide opportunity to explore the real business world. Assessment is competency based.

A face-to-face training, as well as distance mode is employed for this qualification and all classroom-based training will take place at the Perth College of Business and Technology.

The structured self-study component of this course amounts to 4 hours a week. Students are provided with access to self-study guide for completion of a range of activities. The estimated time to complete activities is documented in the guide for each unit. This is a mandatory component of a student’s study and student’s attendance, and participation will be monitored.

Units of competency are delivered individually.

Students will be provided their learning and assessment materials that they will use to develop their knowledge and understanding. All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.

Students can also be supported outside of face to face through e-mail and telephone contact with their trainer. Students are provided with their trainer’s contact details at their orientation. Students are encouraged to contact their trainer at any time and trainers will liaise with students regarding their progress and provide advice as required, including any relevant course content and concepts, learning opportunities, assessment requirements, feedback on assessments and any issues the student is experiencing.

Perth College of Business and Technology uses a range of techniques during face-to-face delivery including trainer presentations and demonstrations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations, and group work. The context of the simulated workplace environment will be incorporated into delivery methodologies and students will complete tasks to appropriate workplace standards.

Entry admission requirements

Those students who wish to undertake this course should meet the following academic and English language requirements.

AcademicEnglish Language
Year 12 High School

Intermediate Level of English or
IELTS Test Score of 6 overall (General or Academic) or
TOEFL iBT Test Score of 60 or
PTE Academic Test Score of 51.6 or
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Test Score of 169 or
OET Pass Grade B or
IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent can take our English Language Placement test. this is only applicable for English speaking country (level 1 country)

Please note that you are required to meet the Department of Home Affairs English language requirements for student visa applications, which may differ from the aforementioned course entry requirements.  Please refer to https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ to find out the assessment level for your country and to determine the required level of English that you should possess

To be able to achieve this qualification, students must successfully complete all of the following 12 units:

CodeTitle Core or Elective
BSBPMG632Manage program riskCore
BSBTWK502Manage team effectivenessCore
BSBWHS616Apply safe design principles to control WHS risksCore
RIICWD601EManage civil works design processesCore
RIIQUA601EEstablish and maintain a quality systemCore
BSBSTR601Manage innovation and continuous improvementElective
BSBOPS601Develop and implement business plansElective
RIICWD507DPrepare detailed geotechnical designElective
RIICWD512EPrepare detailed design of motorways and interchangesElective
RIILAT402EProvide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teamsElective
BSBPMG530Manage project scopeElective
BSBPMG531Manage project timeElective

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Call: 08 9202 1003
Email: admissions@pcbt.wa.edu.au