Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design

Certificate IV   NRT
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 –   Ultimo
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  • Civil Construction Design course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of people providing design support for professional Engineers. They perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine, for example, this might include civil works drafting. They are responsible for applying the design work instructions and practices to ensure the quantity and quality of the output of others and contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems.

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

    Course outcomes and careers

    Civil construction design assistant

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification

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    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 5 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    20 Hours per week
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    About offering:


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

    Wednesday 31 January 2018 at 4:00pm at Ultimo College, Marcus Clark Campus, 827 George Street, Building W, Level 1, Room W1.40.
    At your orientation session/first class you will be provided with your timetable.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class a week over 4 days per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. You may adopt a flexible study program.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    After completing this nationally-recognised qualification, students will be ready for immediate employment in the fields of Civil and Structural Engineering as Site manager, engineering project officer, design, quantity surveyor, draftsperson or other roles which support professional engineers.

    Students graduating with Diploma of Civil Construction Design can move on to University studies with reduced study times. For example, Deakin University will credit your studies for up to 1 year against a 4-year Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree. This pathway does not require ATAR and cost 15% less than going directly to university.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    RIIMPO402DApply the principles of earthworks construction80
    BSBWOR404Develop work priorities40
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology18
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information18
    RIICWD504DPrepare detailed design of environmental controls100
    RIICWD501DPrepare detailed design of foundations100
    BSBMGT401Show leadership in the workplace50



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