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Packaged Course – Civil Construction Design

Packaged Course - Diploma & Advanced Civil Construction Design


Course Overview

This is a packaged course that consist of two quali-fications i.e., Diploma of Civil Construction Design and Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design. These qualifications prepare you for the role of a senior civil works designer or a pare-pro-fessional designer, who supports professional engineers in the design and construction of infrastructure projects. This course will teach you to perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex and technical.
You will be responsible for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client’s site requirements and are required to demonstrate .1f-directed application of theoretical and techni-cal knowledge and initiate solutions to technical problems or management requirements.
You will develop skills in
• Using computer-aided design (CAD) software including AutoCAD and REVIT to produce detailed drawings, plans and designs for construction work
• Preparing civil designs
• Managing civil works design process
• Developing construction management skills to meet the Australian market needs.

Delivery Mode

This course will be delivered as Classroom based face to face training.

Delivery Location

Level 3, 220 Albert Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Course Duration

This course will be delivered over 104 weeks as following:

Course Delivery: 80 Weeks

Holidays: 24 Weeks

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC Requirements:

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification in the Training Package, the institute’s entry requirements are a below:

  • Completion of Diploma of Civil Construction Design or equivalent qualification of Diploma Level.
  • IELTS (Academic) band score 5.5 or equivalent score in other English tests including, PTE, TOEFL, and CAE.
  • 18 years or older at commencement of course.
Additional Requirements:
  • The student must have basic computer skills to use word processing software like Microsoft Word and using internet effectively for research.
  • WMIT will conduct LLN assessment of the student at the time of orientation to identify the support required by the students. This support will enable students to complete qualification successfully in required time.

Course Structure

To attain the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design, 23 units must be achieved, listed below:

Code Title
BSBPMG632 Manage program risk
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBPMG531 Manage project time
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
MEM30031 Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
MEM30032 Produce basic engineering drawings
RIICWD501E Prepare detailed design of foundations
RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design
RIICWD509E Prepare detailed design of urban roads
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
RIICWD511E Prepare detailed design of sub-divisions
RIICWD534E Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures
MEM23004 Apply technical mathematics
MEM30006 Calculate stresses in simple structures
MEM30012 Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
BSBWHS616 Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system
RIICWD601E Manage civil works design processes

Training Pathway:

After achieving a Diploma & Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design, individuals could progress to:

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Any other equivalent qualification


Employment Pathway:

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to potentially gain employment as a:

  • Civil Construction Supervisor
  • Civil Design Draftsperson
  • Senior Civil Works Designer


Training Arrangements

Class sessions are planned to ensure that student have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments will be regularly simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.  WMIT organises face to face training of 20 hours per week, all the international student must attend the classes to comply with student visa conditions.

Homework tasks may include research, readings from related textbooks and continuing to work on assessment tasks. Students are provided with the Learner Guides for each unit to students to support their learning (these are included in the course fees).


Additional Support

All students will complete a language literacy and numeracy assessment at orientation to determine their learning support needs. All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help you achieve competency. Where additional support needs have been identified an Individual Support Plan will be developed which may include:

  • Mentoring from trainers
  • Additional classes, tutorials and workshops
  • Computer and technology support
  • Referral to external support services
  • Reasonable adjustment to assessments

Provision of additional support services will be provided where necessary to enable students to participate in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required.

Assessment Arrangements

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions
  • Projects
  • Case studies
  • Role Plays
  • Research
  • Reports

Credit Transfer/RPL

Course Credit

WMIT can grant you credit towards your course for units of competency that you have already completed with another RTO or authorised issuing organisation. We can also grant you Credit for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

There is no charge to apply for Credit.

To apply, fill in the Credit Application Form and submit it as part of your enrolment.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on Course Credit. As an international student you should note that where you are granted credit this will reduce your course duration and you will be informed of this in writing.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

WMIT has a process that has been structured to minimise the time and cost to applicants and provides a supportive approach to students wishing to take up this option.  You should ideally apply for RPL at the time of enrolment but you may also apply up to 2 weeks into your course.

During the entry process and interview stage WMIT will discuss with you the process and options for RPL.  Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.

A trainer/assessor will be available to assist you throughout this process.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on RPL.  As an international student you should note that where you are granted RPL this will reduce your course duration and you will be informed of this in writing.

Course Fee


Tuition Fees: $26,750.00

Admission Fee: $250.00

Material Fee: $1000.00


Payment Plan

  • Non-refundable enrolment deposit (prior to commencement) – $250
  • 6 equal installments of tuition fee before start of every term


RPL Costs:

Application Fee – $250

Charge per unit of competency – $400

Nationally Recognised Training does not occur GST.

Students will only be eligible to receive their qualification if fees have been paid in full and all course requirements have been met.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for our Fees and Refunds Policy.


Unless otherwise specified, tuition fees include all the training and assessment as well as required resources and textbooks for students to achieve the qualification or course in which they are enrolling.


Additional charges apply if students require:

  • Additional copies of a student’s qualification/record of results and/or statement of attainment. A cost of $50 per document applies and $70 if express post is required.
  • Printing costs as may be required to complete assessments. Students may print and copy on campus for a cost of 15c per page, however they may also use other printing facilities.
  • Other costs (not included) to be aware of:

Please refer to the student handbook for guidance in relation to budgeting and planning

  • USB drives that students are required to use to submit their assessments. Students may bring their own or purchase nearby.
  • Notebooks/pens/laptops* or other general stationary required for students to complete their work.

*A note about computers:  Many homework and assessment tasks require access to a computer and the internet and therefore it is recommended students bring or purchase a laptop if possible.

If students don’t have their own they can use nearby public facilities that are listed for their convenience in the Student Handbook. It is optional for students to bring a laptop to class – some students may choose to do so to keep their notes organised, but where a computer is required for class activities the trainer/assessor will arrange to book the college computers for class sessions.

AQF Level V & VI
Duration 104 Weeks
Course Fee $28,000.00

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