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RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design


Course Overview

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.

Target Group

NVR Education welcomes all students who meet our entry requirements. Typically, you are an international student who is:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in Civil Construction Design
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.


NVR Education Australia has the following entry requirements International students must:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have successfully completed High School or hold other relevant qualification
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old), or an Australian qualification equivalent to a minimum of Certificate IV level (or a substantial component towards a Certificate IV level), or have successfully passed NVR’s English Placement Test.

Course Duration

This qualification will be delivered over 104 weeks, including 72 weeks of training and assessment spread over 12 terms of 6 weeks and 32 weeks of holidays. Holidays are 2 weeks after each term, with the exception of the 4 week mid and end of year breaks. See dates here: https://www.nvr.edu.au/fees-and-dates/

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

Delivery mode
and location

This course is delivered in a Blended Learning approach. Students are required to study for at least 20 hours per week by attending scheduled classes for 14 hours and complete approximately 6 hours of Self-Paced Learning activities per week.

Timetable information will be finalised closer to the course start date at Orientation. Students may commence this course at the start of any intake.

Career Outcomes

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment in a range of Civil Construction Design roles across a range of industries, such as:

  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Senior Civil Construction Designer
  • Civil Design Manager
  • Contracts Manager

For more information about outcomes and employment prospects for this qualification, see:

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study into Civil Construction Design or Higher Educationqualifications.

Course Structure

The RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design requires the successful completion of five (5) core units and seven (7) elective units. Electives for this qualification should chosen to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in Civil Construction Design.

Units included in this qualification are:

Unit Code

Unit Name


BSBPMG632 Manage program risk Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks Core
RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes Core
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system Core
BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans Elective
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope Elective
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams Elective
RIICWD512E Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges Elective
RIICWD526E Prepare detailed traffic analysis Elective
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change Elective
MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements relevant training Elective

Course progress

Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students. Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online at www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures

Enrolment and

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, a letter of offer and written agreement, will be forwarded to students. Students must read through all provided information as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study. A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued once the signed acceptance of the offer and written agreement are received.

Orientation will be provided the week before your course starts. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress requirements.
This course outline should be read in conjunction with International Student Handbook. This can be found online atwww.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures.

Additional Support

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency. This includes:

  • Academic and personal support.
  • Referral to external support services.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Questioning (oral or written)
  • Case Studies
  • Role Plays
  • Portfolio

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Costs:

The costs for this course are as follows:

  • Enrolment fee: $200 (onshore) non-refundable to be paid on application
  • Course fees: Total cost is AUD $28,800 plus $1,370 material fees
  • Other Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found in our International Student Handbook at https://www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement. Course fees do not include computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

Student must also supply their own laptop with appropriate software and access to a fast and stable internet connection.

Enrolment at NVR includes an email account with access to Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams and additional classroom tools).

To study online in a Virtual Learning Environment, students also require a web camera and microphone to participate in their scheduled classes.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. NVR Education provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/.

Course Credit

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures.
For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.
The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.
For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Selection and
enrolment procedures

Students wishing to enrol, and who meet the entrance requirements of the course, need to complete an Enrolment Form and email to admin@nvr.edu.au, along with the required documentation listed in the Enrolment Form.

The Enrolment Form and our International Student Handbook, which contains more information about the enrolment process, can be found at: https://www.nvr.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/

Contact Details

Call our office on 02 8970 4043 or email us at info@nvr.edu.au

For more up-to-date information, please see: https://www.nvr.edu.au/courses/bsb52415-diploma-of-marketing-and-communication/

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15th July 2024

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