Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology

(VO04968)

Course Objectives (GradCertPavtTech)

  • 4 Credit Points

  • 4 Units of Study

The course aims to provide place-bound professional engineers in public works and industry positions with access to modern tools to efficiently design and construct durable road and highway pavements. The road pavement industry experience is that a specialist qualification is important in raising the status of professionals in the industry, and the online education mode allows courses to be readily offered to candidates throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as overseas. The online mode greatly assists the ongoing learning process for those who change employer and/or are located in rural/regional areas and are unable to access traditional face-to-face programs.

AQF Level
8
Program Code
VO04967

GradCertPavtTech

Duration
3yrs

Part Time Study

Mode
Online

Graduate Statement

The CPEE Graduate will lead the design, building and maintenance of their nation’s complex transportation infrastructure in a sustainable manner.

Graduate Attributes

The CPEE Graduate Attributes underpin Programs that seek to graduate students who are thinkers, innovators, communicators, leaders and are socially, cultural, ethically and environmentally aware.

  1. In-depth knowledge & skills in a discipline area: an in-depth knowledge within the field of study, based on current and emerging national and international practice. 
  2. Judgement, analysis and problem solving: the ability to define, analyse and create viable solutions to a range of problems and to reflect on potential outcomes. 
  3. Creativity and inventiveness: the ability to generate creative and innovative solutions to discipline and social challenges. 
  4. Effective communication and collaboration: the abilities to collaborate, communicate and present information and concepts clearly, fluently and within context to diverse audiences via multiple media.
  5. Sustainability, socially and ethically focussed: the ability to respond appropriately to discipline issues with a commitment to sustainability, social and high ethical standards. 
  6. Information and digital literacy: the ability to recognise when information is needed and to locate, interpret, evaluate, and effectively use the information as required. 
  7. Lifelong learning to increase self-potential: the ability to pursue personal and work based development in a changing environment through self-managed learning. 

Program Structure

CodeNameRequisite
600
Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements

Core

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613
Road Construction and Drainage Principles

Core
600Co

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601
Road Pavement Design

Elective
600, 613

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602
Pavement Construction

Elective
600, 613

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603
Road & Pavement Surfacings

Elective
600, 613

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616
Pavement Renewal - Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

Elective
600, 613, 601

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617
Road & Pavement Maintenance

Elective
600, 613

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Admission Requirements

Admission is based on meeting the equivalent of AQF Level 7 in a cognate discipline and meeting the minimum English language requirements, as per PR006 and PR007. Examples of meeting the equivalent AQF Level 7 in a cognate discipline are provided in (a) to (c) below.

  1. A three (3) year undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline at AQF7; or
  2. A two (2) year undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline at AQF6, plus at least three (3) years of documented and verified relevant work experience that equates to AQF Level 7; or
  3. Demonstrated relevant formal, non-formal and informal prior learning deemed equivalent to items a) or b) above that equates to AQF Level 7.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology a candidate must complete all Units in Part A plus any two (2) Units from Part B of the Schedule of Units.
Units can only be attempted following successful completion of the required pre-requisites or by enrolment in specified co-requisites.

Enrolment Pattern

The default and minimum enrolment pattern for the Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology is one (1) unit per semester. A maximum enrolment of two (2) units per semester is normally permitted.
All units may not be offered in all semesters..

Maximum Completion Time

The standard maximum time for completion of the Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology is 3 calendar years dated from the time of initial enrolment. Refer to PO028 Policy on Program Duration regarding program completion times, Leave of Absence and Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances.

Awarding of Credit

Credit for previous equivalent formal, non-formal or informal prior learning or cross institutional study undertaken is awarded in line with GL013 CPEE Guidelines for Awarding of Academic Credit.

Articulation

Applicants who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology can apply to enter the Master of Pavement Technology with credit for the units completed in the Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology.


Semester Unit Fee Schedule

2021 Student Type  
Domestic   Overseas   Field of Education
Program Standard
Per Unit

Sem 1 2021
discounted pricing*

Standard
Per Unit
Sem 1 2021 discounted
pricing*
Code
Graduate Certificate in Asset Management $3,090.00 $2,890.00 $3,550.00 $3,350.00 080315
Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology $3,090.00 $2,890.00 $3,550.00 $3,350.00 039999
Master of Pavement Technology $3,090.00 $2,890.00 $3,550.00 $3,350.00 039999
Single Unit (Non Award) $3,090.00 $2,890.00 $3,550.00 $3,350.00 039999

*NOTE:
For Semester 1 2021 - Due to the disruptions and impact caused by COVID 19  A special discount will be applied to the unit enrolment fees for all CPEE Units in semester 1, 2021 (held at 2020 pricing).

         

Pre 2020 Program information

Program Details

Overview

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide place-bound professional engineers in public works and industry positions with access to modern tools to efficiently design and construct durable road and highway pavements. The road pavement industry experience is that a specialist qualification is important in raising the status of professionals in the industry, and the online education mode allows courses to be readily offered to candidates throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as overseas. The online mode greatly assists the ongoing learning process for those who change employer and/or are located in rural/regional areas and are unable to access traditional face-to-face programs.

Graduate Statement

The CPEE GCPT Graduate will provide leadership in the design, building and maintenance of their nation’s complex transportation infrastructure in a sustainable manner.

Summary

Course Provider Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc.
Provider Identification Number PRV12121
Course Name Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology
Course Code VO04967
Course Abbreviation GradCertPavtTech
Course Duration 0.5 years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 years
Course Mode Online
AQF Qualification Level 8

Intake

Semester 1  Yes 
Semester 2 Yes 

 

Contact

Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE)
Suite 9, 935 Station Street Box Hill North 3129, Victoria, Australia.
Phone (03) 98905155
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Entry

Prerequisites

Standard entry will be granted into the Graduate Certificate based upon a combination of the following:

  • A minimum relevant academic qualification at AQF Level 7,
    Or
  • A minimum relevant academic qualification at AQF Level 6 plus a minimum of 5 years relevant industrial experience in pavement engineering or a related field.

qualifications from overseas institutions

Applicants with qualifications from overseas institutions should provide a translated copy of their qualification with their application form. Before being considered for enrolment applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency. This can be satisfied by providing documentary evidence of any of the following or their equivalent:

  • First language is English and secondary and/or undergraduate studies were conducted in English.
  • Successful completion of a tertiary degree program of minimum 2 years full time equivalent where the degree program was instructed and examined in English
  • English language proficiency valid within 2 years prior to submission of the application,
    • IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)
    • TOEFL (PBT) 575 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no score below 20)
    • PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50
    • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade
    • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade
    • Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade
  • Qualifications from a University in an overseas country are assessed

Qualifications from a university in an overseas country are assessed in accordance with the AEI-National Organisation of Overseas Skill Recognition (NOOSR) guidelines.

Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology

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To be eligible to graduate*, students must complete:

  • The two (2) core units, plus
  • Two (2) units from the prescribed elective units.

Unit Availability

 Core

Core Unit Requirements:
  • Students need to complete both core units prior to commencing Electives
  • Core units can be undertaken individually or concurrently
Unit Title
EFTSL Credit
Points
Pre-requisite Unit Code
600 Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements 12.5% 1 Not applicable
613 Road Construction and Drainage Principles 12.5% 1 Not applicable

Electives 

Elective Unit Requirements:
  • Available following successful completion of core units
  • Any unit pre-requisites must be completed prior to enrolment in unit
Unit Title  EFTSL

Credit
Points

Pre-requisite Unit Code
601 Road Pavement Design 12.5% 1 600, 613
602 Pavement Construction 12.5% 1 600, 613
603 Road and Pavement Surfacings 12.5% 1 600, 613
606 Heavy Duty Pavements 12.5% 1 600, 613, 601
609 Road Asset Management 12.5% 1 600, 613
615 Project Evaluation and Management 12.5% 1  
616 Pavement Renewal - Rehabilitation and Reconstruction 12.5% 1 600, 613
617 Road and Pavement Maintenance 12.5% 1 600, 613

* Full details see CPEE Graduation Policy (PO009)

Note: Variations to the Graduate Certificate Schedule Guide can only occur with the prior approval of the CPEE Higher Education Officer.

  • Applications to undertake a non-standard course must be made in writing using the Non-standard course application form for assessment.
  • Core units will usually be offered at least once per annum.
  • Elective units will usually be offered at least once every three semesters.
Fees

2021 Student Type  
Domestic   Overseas   Field of Education
Program Standard
Per Unit

Sem 1 2021
discounted pricing*

Standard
Per Unit
Sem 1 2021 discounted
pricing*
Code
Graduate Certificate in Asset Management $3,090.00 $2,890.00 $3,550.00 $3,350.00 080315
Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology $3,090.00 $2,890.00 $3,550.00 $3,350.00 039999
Master of Pavement Technology $3,090.00 $2,890.00 $3,550.00 $3,350.00 039999
Single Unit (Non Award) $3,090.00 $2,890.00 $3,550.00 $3,350.00 039999

*NOTE:
For Semester 1 2021 - Due to the disruptions and impact caused by COVID 19  A special discount will be applied to the unit enrolment fees for all CPEE Units in semester 1, 2021 (held at 2020 pricing).

         

Outcomes and Articulation

Graduate Attributes and Graduate Statement

The CPEE GCPT Graduate will provide leadership in the design, building and maintenance of their nation’s complex transportation infrastructure in a sustainable manner.

Outcomes

Roads and pavements form a large component of the national investment in infrastructure, and there is increasing appreciation of the need for efficient pavement design and construction to minimize the long-term lifecycle costs, including operation, maintenance, management and renewal of these major physical assets. This will add to the demand for technical specialists with road pavement engineering skills and career opportunities exist with Federal and State government authorities, local authorities, private civil and mining companies, civil engineering contractors, engineering consulting firms and regulatory organizations.

Professional Recognition

Austroads and the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) the founding members of the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE), support the program and the qualification is recognised by the road industry.

Articulation

Applicants who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology can apply to enter the Master of Pavement Technology with credit for the units completed in the Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology.

RPL/Credit

Applying for ACADEMIC CREDIT?

CPEE may award Specified Credit or Unspecified Credit. The awarding of credit means that a student who successfully applies for credit shall have a reduced number of Units to complete their CPEE program to meet the requirement for graduation. For example, a CPEE student who has been awarded 2 Units of Credit in the Masters of Pavement Technology will need to complete (pass) a further 6 Units to meet graduation requirements.

further information - Academic Credit

Study Load
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)

Each of our units has an equivalent full time student load (EFTSL) of 0.125 (12.5%).
The study of one unit in a semester would be an ETFSL of 12.5%. A standard full-time load is eight units in the academic year (8*12.5%= 100% or 1 EFTSL). For our programs a full time study load would be 4 units per semester.

Credit Points

Each CPEE unit is worth one (1) credit point unless otherwise specified. One credit point involves a student workload of approximately 10 hours per week over a semester.

Study Hours

In respect to study hours, we estimate that students would need to devote approximately 10 study hours per week, per unit. These study hours are inclusive of teaching time (e.g. lectures, online teaching), independent study, assessment tasks and/or examination time. Our semesters are broken down into study and exam periods. The study period is 15 weeks duration per semester. We state that the student study workload for each unit is 150 hours over the student period. 10hrs*15wks = 150hrs.

Enrol

Re-enrol

Re-enrolment Form

Approved applicants and re-enrolling students are to use the link above to access the semester enrolment form which includes units selection for the semester. If you have not been approved to study with CPEE please refer to the New Applications process below.

Please refer to your program structure and the unit/s availability when completing your semester enrolment form.

We recommend that you download and complete this form, print, sign, scan and return to CPEE via the email address provided.

New Applications

Apply now by submitting an application form via the below link to study with us.

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