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With the rapid growth of the resources and infrastructure sector, civil construction has become one of the top demanding fields in Australia. Therefore, studying in this qualification provides you with multiple employment opportunities to be successful in the civil construction field. With the successful completion of the qualification, you will have developed skills and knowledge to work as a senior civil works designer or a para-professional designer, who supports professional engineers. The tasks that you will perform in these roles are broad, specialised, complex, and technical and include strategic areas and initiating activities. You will also be able and responsible for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client’s site requirements and are required to demonstrate the self-directed application of theoretical and technical knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.

Course Duration:  

You will complete this course within 104 weeks which inclusive of;

  • 80 Weeks of delivery &
  • 24 weeks of Holidays/Term breaks


Weekly Delivery Schedule:

  • 2 Days: Face-to-Face in class
  • 5 hours of E-learning  


Entry Requirements:

You will be able to enrol in this qualification if you can demonstrate the following.

  • Be 18 years of age or above
  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the Business Services Training Package (current or superseded equivalent versions);
  • Have achieved one of the following English language requirements.
  • IELTS Test Score of 5.5; OR
  • TOEFL (iBT) Test Score of 46; OR
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 42; OR
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Test Score of 47; OR
  • OET Pass Grade; OR
  • TOEFL (PBT) Test Score of 527 (only if IELTS is not available); OR
  • Currently studying in Australia and have studied for a period of 6 months or more at AQF Certificate IV level or above.


Training & Assessment Strategy:

The training and assessment strategy of this qualification includes the following methods of delivery and assessment to suit your learning style and the requirements of each unit of competency.

  • Face to face discussions, learning activities and some skills observation tasks conducted in class
  • Practical tasks, projects and assessments
  • Portfolio Evidence
  • Real work/life experience
  • Simulated work-based learning and assessment
  • Written assessments including projects and knowledge based questions
  • Structured and guided e-learning activities
  • Industry-based learning tasks
  • Industry excursions and incursions
  • Other specific methods applicable in order to the requirements of the units of competency

Units you will study:


Unit of Competency


BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans


BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness


BSBSTR601Manage innovation and continuous improvement


RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system


BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks


BSBPMG530 Manage project scope


MEM30031A Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements


RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes


RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design


RIICWD509E Prepare detailed design of urban roads


RIICWD512E Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges



Fees Applicable:

Enrolment Fee: AUD 250 (Applicable only for new students)

Resource Fee: AUD 1,200

Tuition Fee: AUD 32,000



Intake Dates for 2022 & 2023

  • 10 January 2022
  • 11 April 2022
  • 11 July 2022
  • 10 October 2022
  • 9 January 2023
  • 10 April 2023
  • 10 July 2023
  • 9 October 2023


Further Information:

For more detail, please download and refer to the ATCWA International Student Handbook available on the “Download” menu bar at the top of this page.