Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design


RII60520 Advanced Diploma ofCivil Construction Design


Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design is a 2-year/104 weeks course and that will equip you with the practical and technical skills to work with civil engineers on the design and construction of infrastructure projects. Civil construction design involves the design and construction of roads, airports, railways, buildings and bridges.
Student will develop skills:

  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) software including Auto-CAD to produce detailed drawings, plans and designs for construction work.
  • Project and risk management
  • Liaising with construction workers and project managers
  • Developing civil construction design skills to meet the
  • Australian market needs Australian market needs.

In this course, the student will gain the technical and practical skills to work with civil engineers on the design of infrastructure projects. This civil construction design qualification reflects the role of an individual working as a civil construction work designer who supports civil construction engineers. The students perform tasks that are broad, specialised, and include strategic areas and initiating activities. Students 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


104 Weeks / 2 Years (inclusive of holidays and study break)

Study Mood

Face to face

Course Fee

$24,000 ( For 2 years)

Entry Requirement

Completion of Australian Year 12 studies or equivalent

English Proficiency

IELTS: Overall score 5.5 (or better)

TOEFL: Overall score 5.5 (or better)

Pearson (PTE Academic): Overall score 42 (or better)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) with a score of 162 or above.


Quarterly – January, April, July, October

Delivery Location

Melbourne Campus: L4/303, Collins Street, Melbourne
Training Kitchen: Richmond

Code Title Unit Type
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk Core
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team ffectiveness Core
RIICWD601E Manage the civil works design process Core
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system Core
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system Elective to produce basic drawing elements Elective
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures Elective
RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design Elective
BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement Elective
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope Elective
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality Elective
RIICWD534E Prepare detailed design of civil steel structure Elective

Lyons College recognises Australian Qualification Framework qualifications and statement of atainments issued by other Registered Training Organisations. You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by assessing qualifications obtained from formal studies or training.

Upon successful completion of this course, the types of occupations that you can seek include:

  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Road Design Draftsperson
  • Sewage Retuculation Drafting Officer
  • Structural Engineering Drafting Officer
  • Site Manager
  • Estimator
  • Contract Administrator

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