RII40815 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design

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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.

Prospective students are to provide own computer with the following requirements:

OS: Windows 8, Windows 7 x64 Professional or Ultimate
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 or greater, AMD Athlon or greater, dual-core @3.0GHz with SSE2
GPU: 256MB memory or greater, DirectX 9 and Open-GL compatible
HDD: 200GB free space, Display: 1280×1024 or greater recommended, 3-button mouse


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RII40815 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design
  • Course Duration: 39 weeks (excluding holidays)
    52 weeks (including holidays)
  • Full Time Study: 15 hrs Classroom based
    5 hrs Research/Assignments
    5 hrs Self Study
  • Mode of Delivery: Classroom
  • At this level of study it is expected that you study for a minimum of 25 hours of study per week (15 hours face to face classroom based study, two days attendance from 9:00am to 5:00pm and 10 hours self-paced study) including, but not limited to homework, assessment tasks and individual research.

  • Location: Geelong

Methods of assessment may include:

  • Knowledge Evidence – questions and answers
  • Direct demonstration and observation
  • Portfolios
  • Projects
  • Role plays, case studies and presentations

There are no AQF Pre Requisites for this qualification.

AGB Training requires the applicant to successfully complete

  • Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • Pre-Training Review
  • Enrolment Application Form
Payment Options

Fee for Service Students

Deposit of 10% is required prior to commencement of course.
Fortnightly or monthly payments must be paid as per direct debit payment schedule. 

Text Book Fee

Text book are to be ordered by the student prior to commencement of class.  Prices are set by and paid directly the publisher and are subject to change.

Text Books

It is responsibility of students to purchase all text books prior to first class.

  • Engineering Drawing + Sketchbook 8th Edition
  • A.W. Boundy
  • Published by McGraw Hill
  • ISBN: 9780071016766
  • Purchase Online
  • Mathematics for Technicians 7th Edition
  • Blair Alldis and Vincent Kelly
  • Published by McGraw Hill
  • ISBN: 9781743070772
  • Purchase Online
Course ProgramTo achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate a competency in
12 units of competency (0 core units and 12 elective units)

Work with others in the Construction Industry
  • Elective
    Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Elective
    Develop work priorities
  • Elective
    Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Elective
    Show leadership in the workplace
Use computers
  • Extra
    Organise and communicate information
  • Extra
    Interact with computing technology
  • Elective
    Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings (Pre-Requisites: MEM16006A, MEM16008A)
  • Elective
    Calculate force systems with simple beam structures (Pre-Requisite: MEM30012A)
  • Elective
    Calculate stresses in simple structures (Pre-Requisite: MEM30012A)
  • Extra
    Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
Use CAD systems - A
  • Extra
    Interpret technical drawing
  • Elective
    Apply basic engineering design concepts (Pre-Requisite: MEM09002B)
Sampling and data
  • Elective
    Collect routine site sample
  • Elective
    Process and interpret data
Detailed Design A
  • Elective
    Prepare detailed design of foundations
  • Elective
    Prepare detailed design of subsurface drainage

On successful completion students will have the knowledge and skills required for further training in RII50515 Diploma of Civil Construction or other relevant qualifications.