Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction


Your Top Tier Career Progressor

Become a Senior Civil Construction Manager.

Is senior management, your next move?
Finally time to have your years of experience, recognised?

The RII60620 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction is the ideal course for senior civil managers and those responsible for managing multiple, large-scale construction projects. It is a highly regarded qualification within the industry and gives you a competitive edge.

This RII60620 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction course covers the skills and knowledge to undertake broad, specialised and complex technical tasks, establish site management systems, create and implement plans and policies across sectors (ie. earthworks, drainage, mining ect.) in risk, environmental, quality and safety.

The RII60620 Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction can be funded under the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Higher Qualification Initiative* You may also be eligible for RPL allowing you to fast track your qualification.

*Eligibility required, ask us how you can qualify.

Why Bother?

  • Pave your way with a nationally recognised qualification for greater career opportunities
  • Support from highly qualified Trainers
  • Flexible study options available – earn while you learn
  • Formal recognition of your prior experience and knowledge

Job Prospects

Construction Manager
Project Manager
Contract Manager

Study Mode

Flexible Delivery With Workbook

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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This advanced diploma course provides the skills and knowledge to confidently step into senior-level management roles in civil construction. It is ideal for those currently working in a civil construction company or consultancy in contract administration and management, construction or project management positions.

Ways to study

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your experience adds up and you can use this to fast-track your qualification.  If you’ve got a tonne of industry experience this can be used to gain part or all of your qual.

Face 2 Face

We like to think this is a bit of a game changer! Simply put, we come to you. This means more time focused on what matters.


Sometimes we like to do it old-school! If you’re better on the tools than on a computer – we’ve got your back! At FTA, we’re determined to ensure you learn how you learn best.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 5 core and 7 elective units.  Please refer below for the core units of competency and a sample of suggested electives:

Core Units (5)

  • BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation
  • RIIENV601E Establish and maintain the environmental management system
  • RIIQUA601E Establish and maintain a quality system
  • RIIRIS601E Establish and maintain risk management systems
  • RIIWHS601E Establish and maintain the WHS management system

Suggested Elective Units (7)

  • RIICWM602E Establish civil works maintenance programs
  • RIICWM601E Establish civil construction plans
  • BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • BSBPMG540 Manage project integration
  • RIICWM503E Prepare civil works cost estimates
  • BSBOPS601 Develop and implement business plans
  • BSBPMG530 Manage project scope

When you’ve got multiple sites on-the-go and need skilled supervisors that you can trust, it’s critical you have confidence in their skills. And, that comes back to ensuring the quality, authenticity and currency of their training. We have stringent curriculum requirements and make no excuses about this because, it delivers results. Especially, when it comes to your assurance in quality training. That is what makes us different.

  • Customised training plans that suit your timeline requirements
  • Our Trainers share your background, having worked civil construction for many years, they are current with industry.
  • We are known for being responsive.
  • Meet your contract training requirements.
  • Onsite training, we come to you.
  • Construction manager
  • Project Manager
  • Contract manager

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • The standard duration between 1.5-2 years depending on your current experience and skills
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply
  • Fee for service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required
  • CSQ
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Higher Level Skills civil program 2020/21 Contract).
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Apprentice Advance+ Higher Level Skills Civil program 2020/21 Contract).
    • Program completion date is 20 September 2022 (for the Major Projects program 2020/21 Contract).

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory may be assessed Online or via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or work site with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.



CSQ is designed to give Building and Construction workers recognition for skills learnt on the job but for which they don’t currently hold a formal qualification.

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience in civil construction, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your course.

Limitless Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This civil construction course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.