Campbell Institute

of Civil

Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design



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.

Licencing, 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 for the qualification.

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

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Entry Requirements

Campbell Institute requires students to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at this level to ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, and has set the entry requirements for this course as:


You will develop skills in:

Mode of Delivery

Course delivery follows a blended approach, comprised of face to face learning, and online training and assessment

Classroom training is a structured learning program, delivered through face to face trainer led sessions conducted in a classroom setting
Online learning is facilitated through the Campbell Institute learning platform, hosted on Moodle Learner Management System

Delivery Location:
Granville campus, 16-20 Good St, Granville, NSW 2142
Parramatta campus, 43-45 Marion St, Parramatta, NSW 2150


Course duration: 104 weeks (full time), comprised of 72 weeks of training and assessment, plus 32 weeks of term breaks

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name 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 plan Elective
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement Elective
RIICWD507D Prepare detailed geotechnical design Elective
RIICWD512E Prepare detailed design of motorways and interchanges Elective
RIICWD533E Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures Elective
BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information Elective
RIILAT402E Provide leadership in the supervision of diverse work teams Elective

Qualification outcome

As a registered training organisation (RTO), Campbell Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and Units of Competency.

Students who have met the course completion criteria by achieving competency in all the units of the course as stipulated in the Training Package will receive a Certification for the qualification RII60520 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design. Students who do not successfully complete the qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units that have been deemed competent.

Skills recognition

Credit Transfer

Campbell Institute as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete a Credit Transfer Application Form available from any campus.

Your completed Credit Transfer Application Form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the campus either in person or by email at There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. For further information, please refer to the International Student Handbook. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgment of a person’s skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work, or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from:

  • Previous study including courses at another Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience, etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL should indicate at the time of enrolment. For further information please refer to the International Student Guide or contact Campbell Institute at For further information, please refer to the International Student Handbook.