National ID: RII50515 | State ID: AZE3


The 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 client’s site requirements. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of technical, managerial, coordination and planning skills.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Beaconsfield
Duration 3 semesters
How By Correspondence
Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

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Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

1. Stage 1

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply technical mathematics MEM23004A WE917
Interact with computing technology MEM16008A W5452
Manage project procurement BSBPMG518 AUI04
Manage project quality BSBPMG513 AUH22
Manage project risk BSBPMG517 AUI09
Manage project time BSBPMG512 AUM39
Organise and communicate information MEM16006A W5451
Prepare detailed design of environmental controls RIICWD504D WH196
Produce basic engineering graphics MEM30002A W5427
Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings MEM30001A W5426

2. Stage 2

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply engineering mechanics principles MEM23109A WE925
Apply the principles of civil concrete structures construction RIICSG401D WH156
Apply the principles of civil steel structures construction RIICSG402D WH157
Apply the principles of civil timber structure construction RIICSG403D WH158
Apply the principles of earthworks construction RIIMPO402D WH444
Capture new spatial data CPPSIS5032A WE787
Prepare detailed design of sub-divisions RIICWD511D WH203

3. Stage 3

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Develop and collaborate on building information models for small-scale building design projects CPPBDN5013A WC053
Prepare detailed design of flexible pavements RIICWD521D WH213
Prepare detailed design of foundations RIICWD501D WH193
Prepare detailed design of rural roads RIICWD508D WH200
Prepare detailed design of subsurface drainage RIICWD531D WH223
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.


Page last updated May 26, 2017