RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design in Melbourne

Nationally Recognised Training

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.

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This program will be delivered over 78 weeks including holidays and Term Breaks. This duration consists of 60 weeks of delivery plus up to 18 weeks of holiday/break time depending upon intake.

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This course is delivered in blended mode. All units are delivered as a Stand-Alone unit.

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Academic requirements

Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher qualification.

Age Requirement

The minimum age for entry to this program is 18 years or above at the date of your enrolment.

Pre-training Review

Blue Lotus College conducts pre-enrolment Client Needs Analysis to determine course suitability, existing skills and knowledge and an early detection of any learning needs. Pre- enrolment analysis includes LLN testing and identification of specific learning and/or support needs. A pre-enrolment interview may also be conducted. RPL and credit transfer opportunities are provided at the time of enrolment, and an option for students to apply at time during their studies.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy test (LLN)

Candidates undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since they will be required to do calculations, make recipe cards, and complete menu costing. If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, learners will be asked to take further Language, literacy, and numeracy training.

Basic Computing Skills

Students are required to have sound computer skills including operating MS Office and doing research on the internet since the course will require students to make reports in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint presentations, and engineering software.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, and/or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please discuss with our student support team or your trainer/assessor.

Credit Transfer

You can be granted Credit Transfer for completed parts, or all, of an accredited qualification, with equivalent units. Please discuss this at the time of enrolment.


This program is delivered under competency-based training which means instead of grading or marks, students are required to demonstrate all the criteria for each unit of competency, and students are marked “Competent” or “Not yet competent”. Typical assessment methods will include written questions, case studies, role plays, and skills demonstrations in the workplace.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in various organizations, including:

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

Important Note: BLC does not make misleading claims or guarantees regarding job placement for its courses.


Further training pathways from this qualification lead to higher tertiary education. After completion, students can enroll in an Advanced Diploma program or relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Participants who exit this course at any time prior to completion will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency they have successfully achieved.

To be awarded the RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design qualification, learners must be deemed competent in 12 units of competency, as specified in the RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package qualification rules, which include:

  • Five (5) Core Units plus
  • Seven (7) Elective Units, consisting of:
    • At least 2 must be chosen from Group A of this training package
    • At least 3 must be chosen from Group B of this training package
    • No more than 2 units from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course

For more information, visit the official training package details: RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Unit Code Unit Title
Core Units
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system
RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes
Elective Units
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
BSBPMG530 Manage Project Scope
MEM30031 Operate Computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
RIICWD534E Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIIBEF601E Conduct business negotiations
RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design