Diploma of Civil Construction Design

The Diploma of Civil Construction Design sets you up for industry success. You will gain the skills to use industry systems, plus learn to plan and create structures. You will also oversee the construction of your plans, providing experience in the practical skills required to work competently as a civil engineering draftsperson.

The Diploma of Civil Construction Design develops technical drawing skills to use computer assisted drafting systems such as CAD 3D, Revit and Inventor. You will be drafting plans and creating detailed drawings for structures, installations, and construction projects such as roads, railways, bridges and buildings.

QualificationDiploma of Civil Construction Design
National CodeRII50515
CRICOS Code095757B
Duration104 weeks
Delivery modeOn-campus, face-to face
Tempus LMSOnline assessment submission
Intake Dates 2017Every term


Students must be at least 18 years old.

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent.

Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies.

English language requirements: IELTS 5.5 (with no individual band less than 5.0) or equivalent, or Site Institute pre-admission test level 4.

Students successfully completing the Certificate III in Engineering – Technical may articulate into this Diploma.

MEM09011B Apply basic engineering design concepts
MEM30001A Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings
MEM30002A Produce basic engineering graphics
MEM30003A Produce detailed engineering drawings
MEM30004A Use CAD to create and display 3D models
MEM30005A Calculate force systems within simple beam structures
UEPMNT419B Perform civil drafting (Pre:MEM09002B)
BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
RIICWD511D Prepare detailed design of sub-divisions
RIICWD517D Prepare detailed design of industrial hardstands
RIICWD533D Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD534D Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
RIICWD520D Prepare detailed design of rigid pavements
RIICRC404D Inspect and report on pavement condition
RIIMPO402D Apply the principles of earthworks construction
RIICSG401D Apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction
RIICSG402D Apply the principles of civil steel structures construction

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for each Unit of Competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training or other expertise. Recognition will involve mapping and submission of evidence in a portfolio form to be assessed by Site Institute assessors.

Job Prospects

Civil Engineering Draftsperson, Engineering Designer and Structural Engineering Technician