If you enjoy finding out how things work and have a creative yet methodical mind, then this course provides a pathway to your ideal career. Learn and apply a wide range of construction principles and develop strong skills in using construction materials and processes in a booming industry.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Apply design and construction details
Learn and use the latest industry software
Design, draft and build civil infrastructure projects
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience to conduct site surveys and complete environmental and geotechnical reports
Skills to design roads or foundations
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A familiarity with computer programs such as Word
A personal computer that is CAD capable (Computer-Aided Design program)
Math skills at a Year 12 General level
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Civil engineering designer , Civil engineering draftsperson and Civil engineering technician
A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who require access to construction sites. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Design qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 0 core and 12 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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