RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

CRICOS Code 109181G

RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design (109181G) is a specialized qualification that focuses on organizational learning and capability development in the field. This course equips individuals with advanced knowledge and skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas. Students will learn to initiate, design, and execute major learning and development functions within an organization. As part of their role, they will have full responsibility and accountability for their own work and the work of others.



Start Date

The course has various intake and start dates. For more information, please contact us at +61 2 4608 9972.


The course spans 104 weeks, which includes 80 weeks of study and 24 weeks of holidays.

Study Mode

The training will be conducted face to face on a full-time basis in a classroom setting. Students are required to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for this course may include knowledge questions, projects, written reports, portfolios of work, assignments, case studies, self-assessment, observation, and role play. All assessments adhere to the Principles of Assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity, and reliability) and Rules of Evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity, and currency).

What you will achieve

Upon completion of RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design (109181G) qualification, students will be able to:

  • Utilize computer-aided design (CAD) software such as AutoCAD and REVIT to create detailed drawings, plans, and designs for construction projects.
  • Apply project and risk management principles.
  • Prepare civil designs for various construction projects.
  • Manage civil works effectively.
  • Develop construction management skills that meet the demands of the Australian market.


There are no specific prerequisites stated in the training package for this qualification.

RTO Requirements for International students

International students applying for this course, whether onshore or offshore, must meet certain English language requirements. The requirements include being at least 18 years old and having completed the equivalent of Year 12. Additionally, an IELTS score of 5.5 is required (test results must be no more than 2 years old), although other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL may be accepted. English language competence can also be demonstrated through evidence of being educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country or by successfully completing an English Placement Test.

Credit Transfer

All credit transfer applications must be supported by appropriate documentation, such as a Nationally Recognised Qualification Certificate, Transcript, or Statement of Attainment. The documentation should correspond with the same qualification code, name, unit code, title, and duration as those included in the student’s application.

Course Structure

CODE Title Core or Elective
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans Elective
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope Elective
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope (Continued) Elective
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost Elective
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk Core
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement Elective
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks Core
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams Elective
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system Core
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures Core
RIICWD512E Prepare Detailed Design of Motorways and Interchanges Core
RIICWD526E Prepare detailed traffic analysis Elective

Possible Career Outcomes

The units covered in the RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design (109181G) qualification provide individuals with significant experience in various career paths, including learning and development consultant, manager/head of department in a registered training organization (RTO), organizational learning and leadership manager, operational manager, workforce capability development leader, workforce planner, educational professional working within an RTO, and manager providing research or information related to career development. It’s important to note that the qualification description on the National Training Register (www.training.gov.au) and/or https://www.myskills.gov.au/ provides this pathway information and does not guarantee employment or specific job roles upon completion of the course.

Pathways from this qualification

Upon completing the Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design (RII60520) qualification, students may be eligible to apply for Degree Level courses at other institutions.

Civil Construction Design Diploma in Australia


RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design (109181G) offered by Astral Skills Institute of Australia prepares students to work as construction designers or paraprofessionals assisting professional engineers. This national qualification equips individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to work on a wide range of civil construction projects, including road design and building structures. Graduates will have an understanding of civil materials and engineering principles.

As a diploma holder, you can explore opportunities as a self-employed professional or as part of a larger team in a civil construction firm. The course covers site-specific work designs based on project requirements, requiring a diverse set of technical and managerial skills.

Skills Acquired from the RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design (109181G) course:

  • Project scheduling and estimation management.
  • Calculation of foundation and footing requirements for structures.
  • Project management encompassing schedule, risk, and cost assessment.
  • Understanding of structural mechanics, including loads, analysis, and building design.
  • Simulation of various load conditions to assess structure viability and factors like stress, strain, and deformation.
  • Utilization of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for project delivery.
  • Detailed design of urban and rural roads, as well as surface and subsurface drainage.
  • Familiarity with local and national guidelines for civil construction in Australia.

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