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Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Career Area:Building Industries National Code:RII50515
Diploma of Civil Construction DesignThe Diploma of Civil Construction Design reflects the role of personnel working as designers or design para-professionals who support professional engineers. They perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop site specific work designs to ensure the implementation of the clients site requirements. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Career Pathways

Civil Construction Designer

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
04-02-2019 Full Time
18hrs/Week for 1 year
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

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Classes are currently scheduled to run on Monday, Wednesday, 8.30am to 5.00pm and Thursday, 1.00pm to 7.30pm.

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access to government subsidised training.

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption.

Students can pay their fee upfront, pay off their student fees in instalments or take out a VET Student Loan. This study now, pay later option is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

There may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.

Students will need to purchase the following essential equipment which is retained on completion of study. Estimated costs are listed below:
PPE (steel cap boots, HI VIS vest, sunhat): $150.00
USB drive: $30.00
Scientific calculator: $30.00
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NEW-008UOS with Credit Transfer fee reduction04 February 201912 April 201904 March 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-009UOS with Credit Transfer fee reduction29 April 201921 June 201903 June 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-010UOS with Credit Transfer fee reduction22 July 201927 September 201905 August 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-011UOS with Credit Transfer fee reduction14 October 201912 December 201904 November 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-019UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 04 February 201912 April 201904 March 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-020UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 29 April 201921 June 201903 June 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-021UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 22 July 201927 September 201905 August 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-022UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 14 October 201912 December 201904 November 2019$1,065.00

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
  • BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • CPPSIS5032A-UNGRADED - Capture new spatial data
  • CPPSIS5036A-UNGRADED - Integrate spatial datasets
  • 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
  • MEM30012A - Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSL925001A-UNGRADED - Analyse data and report results
  • MSL973010 - Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials
  • MSL974012 - Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials
  • MSL975016A-UNGRADED - Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials
  • RIICWD501D - Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • RIICWD504D - Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
  • RIICWD508D - Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIICWD530D - Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIILAT402D - Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Time: 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

This course is a face to face part time course. You are able to choose units from any of the three days at times to suit your program, this could be one day per week or two half days or three part days.

You will require PPE (steel cap boots, Hi VIS vest, sun hat) for surveying and laboratory sessions. This course is a credited pathway course into the Bachelor of Civil Engineering course at Newcastle University.


A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

Enquire Now
04-02-2019 Part Time Day
6hrs/Week for 3 years
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

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Classes are currently scheduled to run on Monday, Wednesday, 8.30am to 5.00pm and Thursday, 1.00pm to 7.30pm. You are able to choose units from any of the three days at times to suit your program.

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access to government subsidised training.

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption.

Students can pay their fee upfront, pay off their student fees in instalments or take out a VET Student Loan. This study now, pay later option is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

There may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.

Students will need to purchase the following essential equipment which is retained on completion of study. Estimated costs are listed below:
PPE (steel cap boots, HI VIS vest, sunhat): $150.00
USB drive: $30.00
Scientific calculator: $30.00
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NEW-023UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 04 February 201921 June 201901 April 2019$710.00
19NEW-024UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 22 July 201906 December 201902 September 2019$710.00
20NEW-007UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 03 February 202019 June 202002 March 2020$710.00
20NEW-008UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 20 July 202004 December 202007 September 2020$710.00
21NEW-003UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 01 February 202118 June 202101 March 2021$710.00
21NEW-004UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 19 July 202115 December 202106 September 2021$710.00
21NEW-002UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 20 July 202004 December 202007 September 2020$710.00

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
  • BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • CPPSIS5032A-UNGRADED - Capture new spatial data
  • CPPSIS5036A-UNGRADED - Integrate spatial datasets
  • 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
  • MEM30012A - Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSL925001A-UNGRADED - Analyse data and report results
  • MSL973010 - Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials
  • MSL974012 - Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials
  • MSL975016A-UNGRADED - Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials
  • RIICWD501D - Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • RIICWD504D - Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
  • RIICWD508D - Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIICWD530D - Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIILAT402D - Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Time: 4.00PM
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

This course is a face to face part time course. You are able to choose units from any of the three days at times to suit your program, this could be one day per week or two half days or three part days.

You will require PPE (steel cap boots, Hi VIS vest, sun hat) for surveying and laboratory sessions. This course is a credited pathway course into the Bachelor of Civil Engineering course at Newcastle University.


A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 04-02-2019,
Study Options: Full Time, 18hrs/Week, 1Y weeks
How to Enrol: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
Proposed Timetable: Classes are currently scheduled to run on Monday, Wednesday, 8.30am to 5.00pm and Thursday, 1.00pm to 7.30pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access to government subsidised training.

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption.

Students can pay their fee upfront, pay off their student fees in instalments or take out a VET Student Loan. This study now, pay later option is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

There may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.

Students will need to purchase the following essential equipment which is retained on completion of study. Estimated costs are listed below:
PPE (steel cap boots, HI VIS vest, sunhat): $150.00
USB drive: $30.00
Scientific calculator: $30.00
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NEW-008UOS with Credit Transfer fee reduction04 February 201912 April 201904 March 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-009UOS with Credit Transfer fee reduction29 April 201921 June 201903 June 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-010UOS with Credit Transfer fee reduction22 July 201927 September 201905 August 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-011UOS with Credit Transfer fee reduction14 October 201912 December 201904 November 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-019UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 04 February 201912 April 201904 March 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-020UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 29 April 201921 June 201903 June 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-021UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 22 July 201927 September 201905 August 2019$1,065.00
19NEW-022UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 14 October 201912 December 201904 November 2019$1,065.00
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
  • BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • CPPSIS5032A-UNGRADED - Capture new spatial data
  • CPPSIS5036A-UNGRADED - Integrate spatial datasets
  • 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
  • MEM30012A - Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSL925001A-UNGRADED - Analyse data and report results
  • MSL973010 - Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials
  • MSL974012 - Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials
  • MSL975016A-UNGRADED - Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials
  • RIICWD501D - Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • RIICWD504D - Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
  • RIICWD508D - Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIICWD530D - Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIILAT402D - Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
Important Information: Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Time: 4.00PM - 6.00PM
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

This course is a face to face part time course. You are able to choose units from any of the three days at times to suit your program, this could be one day per week or two half days or three part days.

You will require PPE (steel cap boots, Hi VIS vest, sun hat) for surveying and laboratory sessions. This course is a credited pathway course into the Bachelor of Civil Engineering course at Newcastle University.


A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 04-02-2019,
Study Options: Part Time Day, 6hrs/Week, 3Y weeks
How to Enrol: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
Proposed Timetable: Classes are currently scheduled to run on Monday, Wednesday, 8.30am to 5.00pm and Thursday, 1.00pm to 7.30pm. You are able to choose units from any of the three days at times to suit your program.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access to government subsidised training.

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption.

Students can pay their fee upfront, pay off their student fees in instalments or take out a VET Student Loan. This study now, pay later option is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

There may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.

Students will need to purchase the following essential equipment which is retained on completion of study. Estimated costs are listed below:
PPE (steel cap boots, HI VIS vest, sunhat): $150.00
USB drive: $30.00
Scientific calculator: $30.00
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NEW-023UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 04 February 201921 June 201901 April 2019$710.00
19NEW-024UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 22 July 201906 December 201902 September 2019$710.00
20NEW-007UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 03 February 202019 June 202002 March 2020$710.00
20NEW-008UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 20 July 202004 December 202007 September 2020$710.00
21NEW-003UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 01 February 202118 June 202101 March 2021$710.00
21NEW-004UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 19 July 202115 December 202106 September 2021$710.00
21NEW-002UOS VSL-Diploma of Civil Construction Design 20 July 202004 December 202007 September 2020$710.00
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
  • BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
  • BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • CPPSIS5032A-UNGRADED - Capture new spatial data
  • CPPSIS5036A-UNGRADED - Integrate spatial datasets
  • 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
  • MEM30012A - Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • MSL925001A-UNGRADED - Analyse data and report results
  • MSL973010 - Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials
  • MSL974012 - Perform tests to determine the properties of construction materials
  • MSL975016A-UNGRADED - Perform complex tests to measure engineering properties of materials
  • RIICWD501D - Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • RIICWD504D - Prepare detailed design of environmental controls
  • RIICWD508D - Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • RIICWD530D - Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • RIILAT402D - Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams
Important Information: Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Time: 4.00PM
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building J, Second Floor, Room 31 (J2.31)

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

This course is a face to face part time course. You are able to choose units from any of the three days at times to suit your program, this could be one day per week or two half days or three part days.

You will require PPE (steel cap boots, Hi VIS vest, sun hat) for surveying and laboratory sessions. This course is a credited pathway course into the Bachelor of Civil Engineering course at Newcastle University.


A message for young people under 17 years of age-If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.