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.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the qualification.

Course Duration

2 Year (104 Weeks).

Mode of Delivery

Classroom Delivery

The training program for RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design is delivered over 104 weeks comprising of:

  • 20 hours per week over eight (8) terms of 10 weeks each (80 weeks total).
  • Holiday breaks amounting to 24 weeks (as specified in the timetable)


RII60520 – Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design training program is delivered in face-to-face classes, flexible learning, and self-study to provide a rich and engaging learning experience. This training program is offered full time only and students are required to:

  • Attend any 20 hours shift from the above 4 shifts based on the availability of that shift;
  • Attend classes during each term as per timetable;
  • Complete course assessments and learning activities;
  • Complete 5 hours self-study per week during term time to absorb undertaken study, knowledge for practical application and research, prepare and complete assessments.

A face-to-face training mode is employed for this qualification.  All classroom training will take place at the RSB training facilities. Practical training will take place at the workshop (if required).

The structured self-study component of this course amounts to 5 hours a week. Students are provided with access to self-study guide for completion of a range of activities.  The estimated time to complete activities is documented in the guide for each unit.  This is a mandatory component of a student’s study and student’s attendance, and participation will be monitored.

Students will be provided their learning and assessment materials that they will use to develop their knowledge and understanding. All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.

Delivery Location: Level 1, 37 George Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

Who Should Undertake This Qualification

Target groups for the RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design are international students who are:

  • Seeking to pursue a career in civil construction design;
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector;
  • Seeking a pathway to higher-level qualifications.

Characteristics of the target group are as follows:

  • Students will be from a range of countries and may be living in Australia for the first time or may have been here in the recent or more distant past.
  • Many will speak English as a second language, although an entry level has been set to ensure students are able to complete course work.
  • Students are expected to typically fall into the age range of 18 – 35 as people still establishing or changing careers.

Credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe.

Student Entry Requirements

RSB has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be over 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Students undertaking RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Desig are required to have well developed language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) skills relevant to the requirements of their role.

Diagnostic assessment will be conducted prior to the commencement of the learning. This is to ensure that students enrolled in the program have adequate LLN skills to complete the requirements of the training and assessment of the course:

  • An LLN will be used to identify if students will require additional learning support and if the identified level of additional support is within RSB’s capabilities to deliver. Based on the group of students that this course is designed for, all are expected to have high level of LLN capabilities.
  • RSB always aims to provide a positive and rewarding learning experience for all of its students.
  • The Student Enrolment Form requests students to provide information regarding their LL&N requirements or any other special learning needs.
  • In the event of LL&N becoming an issue, the academic support staff will contact the student to discuss their requirements.
  • Students must ensure that they have discussed with their Trainer & Assessor any concerns they may have about their capacity to participate because of any Language, Literacy or Numeracy difficulties.
  • RSB can offer any student, on request at enrolment a reading and comprehension exercise to ascertain suitability for enrolment into a course.
  • RSB will make every effort to ensure that students are adequately selected, enrolled, and supported to enable them to complete their training. Some examples of the type of support that RSB can offer include:
      • Literacy
    • providing students only essential writing tasks
    • consider the use of group exercises so that the responsibility for writing rests with more than one person.
    • provide examples and models of completed tasks.
    • ensure that documents and forms are written and formatted in plain English; and use clear headings, highlight certain key words or phrases and provide explanations of all technical terms used.
    • arranging tutorials to help students with study related problems.
      • Language
    • present information in small chunks.
    • speak clearly, concisely and not too quickly.
    • give clear instructions in a logical sequence.
    • give lots of practical examples.
    • encourage students to ask questions; and
    • ask all questions to ensure students understand.
      • Numeracy
    • ask students to identify in words, what the exact problem is and how they might solve it.
    • show students how to do the calculations through step-by-step instructions and through examples of completed calculations.
    • help students to work out what math’s/calculations/measurements are required to complete the task; and
    • encourage the use of calculators and demonstrate how to use them.


Additional hours of training and support will be considered for students with disabilities or learning difficulties.

Learner Support

On the basis of the individual’s LLN test outcomes, the School will arrange appropriate learner support in the following areas:

  • Language
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Prospective students who require additional support services to those offered by Richmond School of Business, will need to verify that these support options are available before enrolment by calling the office on +61 2 8844 1000.

Please note that the support services offered above form part of the reasonable adjustment’s options offered by Richmond School of Business. If a student needs access to the support services listed above, no additional fees apply.


Support from Trainers / Assessors

Each enrolled student will have access to trainer / assessor support. Trainers / assessors can be contacted by telephone and email during business hours. There is no additional cost to chat with a trainer or assessor. All of our trainers and assessors are passionate industry experts who are available to guide you through your learning experience.

Student Support Services Department

Richmond School of Business has a dedicated Student Support Services Department which provides administrative support to enrolled students (e.g., how to log into the online learning system, etc.).

Student Welfare

RSB is committed to the academic success and emotional wellbeing of its students. RSB student support staff, Academic Manager and the Principal will offer initial student welfare advice. For students needing professional counselling, RSB has contracted an external qualified Student Welfare Counsellor, Mrs Judith Bowler. RSB Principal may refer students to Mrs Bowler for counselling/welfare advice, if/when required.

RSB will pay for the first consultation. Subsequent consultation charges will be borne by the student.

Unique Student Identifier

Each student must provide their USI (Unique Student Identifier) before they are to commence their studies. If you do not have a USI, you can create one at:


RSB will assist students to create their USI if required. Students must contact admin@rsb.edu.au or the RSB Reception Desk at +61 28844 1000 if they face any challenges with creating their USI.

Assessment Overview

Students of RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design course will be advised of the assessment requirements at the beginning of training of each unit.

RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design course assessments are the process of collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved to confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessments are carried out in accordance with:

  • Identified industry benchmarks and available best practice relevant for particular assessment.
  • specific industry requirements.
  • specific principles of assessment.
  • rules of evidence.

The Assessment tasks given to the students throughout the unit of competency will require the students to manage their workload and schedule assessment tasks accordingly. As this is a competency-based course, assessments continue throughout the course until the participant either achieves competency in their assessment tasks or a further training need is identified and addressed.

Formative assessment is provided throughout the course in terms of practice.  This is achieved through using the tasks outlined in the learners’ resources as practice.  Those tasks are separate to the summative assessment process that concludes each unit of competency.

The assessment process for all students in RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design course may include theory, projects, and practical assessments.

Each unit has an individual assessment tool and a mapping document which establishes the details of the assessment methodology including:

  • Outlining the assessment methods;
  • Providing instructions for the Trainer & Assessor;
  • Providing instructions for the students;
  • Being mapped to the unit of competency;
  • Ensuring assessment is summative.

All activities and projects are assessed by the assigned Assessor and then returned to the student with feedback. Assessor’s feedback to student allows them to monitor their progress before progressing onto new activities so they may apply lessons learned in their previous assessments.

The assessment process may include theory, projects, and practical assessments.

Each unit in RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design course has an individual assessment tool and mapping document which establishes the details of the assessment methodology including:

  • Outlining the assessment methods;
  • Providing instructions for the Trainer & Assessor;
  • Providing instructions for the students;
  • Being mapped to the unit of competency through a separate mapping document;
  • Ensuring assessment is summative.

All activities and projects are assessed by the assigned Assessor and then returned to the student with feedback. Assessor’s feedback to student allows them to monitor their progress before progressing onto new activities so they may apply lessons learned in their previous assessments.

Unit of Competency

Code Title Core/ Elective
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 (Group A) Elective
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement (Group A) Elective
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources (Group A) Elective
BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication (Group A) Elective
RIICWD512E Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges (Group B) Elective
RIICWD526E Prepare detailed traffic analysis (Group B) Elective
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams (Group B) Elective

Learner Resources

RSB provides RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design students with access to a wide range of learning resources including Learner’s Guide or Student Workbook, access to ‘Handout’ folders in the student online portal, which contains handouts under each of the unit’s assessment resources. Some of those resources have been developed in-house whereas most learning resources have been purchased from reputable resource providers available in the market. All students have the opportunity to obtain the hard copies of available resources, should they desire.

Course Fees

The course fee is inclusive of the following items;

  • The learning resources.
  • Trainer and assessor support by phone and email.
  • Up to 2.0 Year (104 weeks, fulltime) to complete the course.
  • Support services listed in Learner Support.

Certificate and Record of Results issuance (does not include replacement certificates).

Bank Details

For direct deposit, please contact Student Support for Richmond School of Business bank details.

Once a student has submitted the Enrolment Form, payment for the course must be made immediately.

Fees Schedule

Enrolment Fee (non-refundable): $250

Tuition Fee: $25000

Material Fee: $2000

Late/ Re-Assessment Fee: $50 per unit