Diploma of Civil Construction Management


Become a Civil Construction Manager

Gain the Qualification needed to take on Management Roles.

Time to take on leadership roles in your company?
Finally time to have your years of experience, recognised?
Is construction management the next step for you?

This civil construction management course equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively fulfil high-level managerial responsibilities in civil construction operations, providing a broad range of technical, coordination and planning skills.

Your RII50420 Diploma of Civil Construction Management will prepare you for deploying a significant level of judgment and strategies, creating site-specific work instructions and practices to determine the selection of equipment, roles, and techniques – both autonomously and for others.

You will also develop sought after skills in:

  • Managing finances
  • Risk assessments
  • Current regulations
  • Stakeholder interests
  • Staffing
  • Contracts

The RII50420 Diploma of Civil Construction Management 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
  • Mentorship from highly qualified trainers and employers
  • Flexible study options available – earn while you learn

Job Prospects

  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Contract manager

Study Mode

Flexible Delivery With Workbook

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My advice would be to go to Foundation Training Australia. I’ve worked all over Australia and done a lot of Training through other providers and haven’t come across a Trainer so skilled and professional as Grant is.”

Student Q&A: David Scott
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Course Structure

What you’ll learn

This civil management course provides the skills and knowledge to confidently step into high-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 less time off the tools and more time focused on practical skills.


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)

  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
  • RIIENV501E Implement and maintain environmental management plans
  • RIIQUA501E Implement, monitor and develop quality management plans
  • RIIRIS501E Implement and maintain management systems to control risk

Suggested Elective Units (7)

  • RIICWM501E – Implement civil construction plans
  • BSBPMG536 – Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG533 – Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG532 – Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG531 – Manage project time
  • BSBOPS502 – Manage business operational plans
  • BSBFIN501 – Manage budgets and financial plans

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 course duration is between 12 – 24 months 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 management course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.