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Advance your career in civil design. Acquire skills in civil detail drafting and the underpinning skills associated with civil design, such as engineering mathematics, statics and strength of materials. Learn about project and risk management, preparing detailed designs of concrete, timer and steel stuctures, managing information or knowledge based systems and applying basic engineering principles and concepts. Civil construction includes specialist occupations in bituminous surfacing bridge construction, pipe laying, road construction, road marking, tunnel construction, timber bridge construction, and other civil construction general occupations.

National ID: RII60520
State ID: BGK5
Industry Engineering and Mining
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Gain the skills to work on infrastructure projects such as roads, railways, buildings. Prepare for a future in civil construction management.  

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Construct your future 

Looking for the skills to participate in the creation of infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, buildings, water reservoirs, subdivisions, airports, bridges, sewer systems, tunnels, dams and other public works? Establish yourself in this expanding industry and step towards a future in civil construction management with the Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design.

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for the roles of senior civil works designers, or para-professional designers who support professional engineers.  Once graduated, you will have the expertise to to perform tasks that are broad, specialised, complex, technical, and include strategic areas and initiating activities.

You will possess the skills required for the design of complex projects to ensure the implementation of the client site requirements, as well as possessing the technical knowledge to initiate solutions to problems or management requirements.

Gain these skills:

  • Managing the civil works design process
  • Managing program risk
  • Application of safe design principles 
  • Establishing & maintaining a quality system 
Advanced Diploma
National ID: RII50520
State ID: BGK7
Industry Engineering and Mining
Half price^
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Diploma of Civil Construction Design

Gain the skills to work as a civil construction designer to support engineers. Learn how to develop site specific work designs.

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The Diploma of Civil Construction Design prepares you for working as a designer or design para-professional who supports professional engineers. This national qualification in civil construction design provides the skills and knowledge to work on projects ranging from building structures to road design and construction management to a basic understanding of civil materials and engineering behind it. The success of our graduates is seen in their capacity to be employed the moment they graduate, and many employers find their advanced technological skills are transferable to work in related fields.

Civil construction design involves 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.

The course content has been designed and selected as recommended and supported by industry to ensure graduates have a strong understanding of Australian standards, business practices, national codes and guidelines. 

Gain these skills:

  • Schedule and estimation of construction tasks
  • Calculate foundation and footing requirements
  • Manage a project schedule, cost and risk
  • Knowledge of structural requirements, local building and construction standards, codes and practices
  • Structural mechanics: loads, analysis, materials, and design of building members such as columns, beams, trusses and portal frames
  • Simulating various load conditions to determine the strength and stiffness of structure by reporting component stress, strain and deformations
  • Create detail drafting, technical specifications, schedules, and bill of quantities for a building project
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation through planned coordination to deliver specific project outcomes, time and cost savings
  • Detailed designs of both rural and urban roads, surface and subsurface drainage
  • Investigate location of underground services and their impact on projects
  • Calculating, sizing and selecting infrastructure components
  • Geometric designs to optimize operational efficiency and road safety
  • Analyse, interpret and apply Australian, MRWA and Austroads standards and guides
  • Stormwater capture methods 

Flexible delivery!

For those of you already working in the industry, this course is delivered full time as well as part time, along with flexible learning delivery modes to support full-time workers. Evening delivery will support people unable to attend day classes to obtain a Civil Engineering Diploma qualification, in order to enhance career ambitions and to build and update your knowledge and skills in this rapidly changing industry.

Diploma
State ID: GAC51
Industry Engineering and Mining

Civil Construction Earthworks and Foundations skill set

Simulate roles such as Civil Construction supervisors to support professional Engineers.

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Students will simulate roles as Civil Construction supervisors to support professional engineers in the design of construction works.

Project scenarios will be used covering key principles and practices of earthworks, and construction materials including concrete, steel and timber.

Gain these skills:

  • Schedule and estimation of construction tasks
  • Calculate foundation requirements
  • Manage a project schedule
  • Develop a job plan
  • Adjust job plan as required to ensure required outcomes are achieved
  • Review of project to improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness

Dates

Next intake is in February 2022

Skill set
State ID: GAC50
Industry Engineering and Mining

Civil Construction Structural Design skill set

This course if for people in Building Information Modeling to up-skill based on current construction industry standards and software.

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Design and calculate structures using industry technology

This skill set provides a pathway to work as a Technical Officer who support Professional Engineers and use mathematics as a tool to analyse design problems.

Gain these skills

  • Calculate structural elements from basic beams, columns and walls through to more real-life complex examples in addition to exploring a variety of functions such as structural connections (welding and bolting) 
  • Structural mechanics: loads, analysis, materials, and design of members such as columns, beams, trusses and portal frames
  • Calculate various load conditions to determine the strength and stiffness of structure by reporting component stress, strain and deformations

Dates

Thursdays, 3 February to 23 June, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
National ID: RII40715
State ID: AZC9
Industry Building and Construction
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Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

Gain the skills to supervise and manage civil construction staff and planning.

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Ready to build your career in civil construction?

A career in civil construction allows you to design and build complex structures such as major roads, sewer networks, even stadiums. When you complete this course you will be qualified to work in a supervisory position in civil construction.

Three different traineeship streams of this course are available at South Metropolitan TAFE, a "General" stream, an "Open Cut" and a "Stone" stream.

Gain these skills:

  • how to be responsible for the quantity and quality of the output of others
  • contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problem
  • apply management plans to the workplace

Learn in specialised facilities

Our campuses provide students with a hands-on learning environment that feature industry-standard equipment, advanced technology and specialised workshop areas.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2022. This means that students starting in 2022 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.

Certificate IV
State ID: GAC52
Industry Engineering and Mining

Civil Infrastructure Design skill set

Become a technical officer or designer for major infrastructure projects.

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Develop the groundwork for major infrastructure

Learn how to prepare detailed designs of roads and drainage by adopting the simulated role of a technical officer and designer

Tackle project scenarios including greenfield and brownfield sites, creating road and drainage designs to meet job briefs and complying with Australian standards and guides.

Produce engineering designs by using AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D engineering software programs to enhance and provide students with skills and knowledge for rapid creation and output of civil site design projects.

Gain these skills

  • Detailed designs of both rural and urban roads, surface/pavements and subsurface drainage
  • Investigate location of underground services and their impact on projects
  • Implementation of traffic control devices to improve road safety for all road users
  • Intersection treatments
  • Pavement types, layers, materials and thicknesses.
  • Calculating, sizing and selecting infrastructure components
  • Geometric designs
  • Analyse, interpret and apply Australian, MRWA and Austroads standards and guides
  • Stormwater capture methods

Dates

Thursdays, 3 February to 23 June, 5pm to 8pm

Skill set
State ID: GAC53
Industry Engineering and Mining

Construction Model and Drafting skill set

This course if for people in Building Information Modeling to up-skill based on current construction industry standards and software. Learn Revit BIM and Robot Structure to analyse CAD models.

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Design structures and models using industry technology

Take your career in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the next level with analytical and practical design skills based around construction industry standards and software tools.

Discover how to use tools like Revit BIM and Robot Structure analysis to construct and analyse CAD models to Australian design standards. Use your designs to develop detailed plans for workflow management and collaboration across disciplines.

Gain these skills

  • Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
  • Drafting, scheduling and the production of drawings and specifications for building project
  • Use of BIM Revit Structural (Building Information Modelling) to compile building information ready for planning and design and detailing for construction  

Dates

Mondays, 31 January to 20 June, 5pm to 7.30pm

Skill set
National ID: RII31619
State ID: BFA4
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Trenchless Technology

Learn machine operation, reading plans, leveling, excavation and safety procedures in this hands-on traineeship.

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South Metropolitan TAFE provides quality training that serves both employers and employees. Employers gain the benefits of skilled and accredited employees and the employee gains the knowledge, skill, confidence and a sense of pride when completing the qualification. Training for any required gap units can be scheduled to align with workplace operations and may be conducted at the employer’s place of business if required.

Gain these skills:

  • Safety on the work site
  • Safe handling of materials
  • Plant and machinery operation
  • Excavation
  • Leveling
  • Reading plans
  • Earthworks
  • Communication
  • Locate and protect underground services.

All delivery is done off campus at clients' sites or specialised resourced locations in the metro area.

Certificate III
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