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ALDE Introduction to Land Development Design. Coming Soon!

Enrolment Starts Soon! Register Your Interest and Be Among the First to Enrol. Enrolments to commence in 2024.

In partnership with the Association of Land Development Engineers (ALDE), this Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT) course has been created for those starting out, transitioning to, or upskilling within, the Land Development industry. The course follows a typical subdivision project, giving trainees an understanding of the processes and procedures involved, as well as the most up-to-date 12d Model tools used to efficiently complete the subdivision design.


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The Civil and Surveying Institute will provide a 12d Model licence and course materials after you enrol in the course, for your use during the training period. The licence will be valid for the duration of the course. We want to clarify that the 12d Model will not be included with the “Registration of Interest.”

2 monitors

Alternatively use a second computer

An Internet Connection

is required


None. This course is designed for those who haven’t used 12d Model 15 before or have only been using it for a short time.

Egress to Port 22350

To access the 12d Model 15 Cloud licence

12d Model 15 Installation document

Skill Level : Beginner

Program overview

In partnership with the Association of Land Development Engineers (ALDE), this Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT) course has been created for those starting out, transitioning to, or upskilling within, the Land Development industry. The course follows a typical subdivision project, giving trainees an understanding of the processes and procedures involved, as well as the most up-to-date 12d Model tools used to efficiently complete the subdivision design.

Course Content

Course Overview:

Unlock the potential of land development with the ALDE Introduction to Land Development Design Course, carefully crafted to empower your knowledge and skills. Here’s a glimpse into what the course entails:

Course Content:

  • Comprehensive Coverage: Discussion of key standards, guidelines, documents, and reports essential for successful Land Development projects in Victoria.
  • Hands-On Learning: Over 100 industry-tailored 12d Model training videos covering Road and Finished Surface Design, and Stormwater Design.
  • Engineering Insight: Exploration into the “how” and “why” of Land Development engineering decisions, providing valuable context to your learning.
  • Software Access: Receive a 12d Model 15 Student Software License, granting you access throughout the course duration.
  • Recognition of Achievement: Upon successful completion, receive a course certificate as a testament to your accomplishment.
  • Engaging Lessons: Benefit from thoughtfully curated video lessons and comprehensive course materials designed to enhance your learning experience.
  • Interactive Assessments: Evaluate your understanding through quiz knowledge tests and other interactive assessments to ensure a thorough grasp of the course content.

Course Outline:

  1. ALDE Land Development Design Document:
    • Specifically created for this course, offering an overview of typical Land Development procedures, processes, and requirements.
    • Discusses key input documents, reports, and standards.
    • Covers Functional Layout Plan submission and Advanced Design Theory & Scheduling.
    • Provides access to a 12d Model training license throughout the course.
  2. 12d Model Training Videos:
    • Over 100 industry-tailored videos consistent with authority requirements (e.g., EDCM, Melbourne Water, AustRoads).
    • Covers ‘Road and Finished Surface Design’ with chapters including Survey Data Preparation, Super Alignment Design, Stormwater Co-ordination, Lot Grading, and more.
    • ‘Stormwater Design’ unit includes chapters on Creating a Stormwater Network, Rational Method Hydrology, Pipe Grading & Sizing, and more.
    • Knowledge-check quizzes and assessments provided.
  3. Certification:
    • Receive a certification from the Civil & Surveying Institute upon successful course completion.

Enrollment Details:

  • Enrollment Starts Soon: Register your interest now to be among the first to enrol.
  • Enrollment Commences in 2024: Secure your spot for an enriching learning journey in the field of Land Development Design.

Join us in shaping the future of land development. Register your interest today!


Important Notes

Thank you for expressing interest in the ALDE course. We would like to clarify that registering your interest does not automatically enrol you in the course; it simply serves as an indication of your interest. Rest assured, you will be among the first to receive information when the course becomes available for enrolment.

Additionally, we want to inform you that the 12d Model will not be included with the “Registration of Interest.” We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at

Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion from the Civil and Surveying Institute is a professional certification granted to individuals who have successfully completed the Self-Paced Online Training course via our SPOT platform.

To earn this certification, you must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher by completing all course requirements, including quizzes or tests. This indicates your familiarity with the course material and understanding of the field.

This certificate highlights your commitment to professionalism and ongoing learning, making it a valuable addition to your professional qualifications.

The Certificate of Completion

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The trainer was very knowledgeable.

The trainer was very knowledgeable and directed us and answered every question with patience. The course materials were very useful and comprehensive to start 12d.

Sara Abdi

Graduate Civil Engineer

That was very helpful.

Much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again in future courses.

Amy Clark

Civil Design Drafter

Cameron was excellent!

Very good instructor. Explained everything clearly and also shared some different info on 12d commands as per students’ insights.

Dylan Pererra

Calibre Group

The software training session helped me to practically apply the theoretical knowledge learned at university.

To plan, and design real-world civil engineering projects. Currently, the most widely used civil engineering software in Australia is 12d.

Ravindu Chandrasekara

Civil Engineering student at Monash University

I’m really glad I took the course.

I found that training to be really useful. I learnt lots of little tips and tricks, even though I’ve been using 12d for about 7 years. The design stuff was great. Easy to follow and very clear.

Josh Brinkman

Southern Land Development Consultants

Frequently Asked Questions

I have registered my interest in the ALDE Introduction to Land Development Design course. What can I expect next?

Thank you for registering! Once the course is ready, you will receive an email notification containing details about this exclusive program. Subsequent updates from the Civil and Surveying department will keep you informed about this and other courses, both free and paid. Please stay tuned for further information!

I've lost or forgotten my SPOT password. How can I reset it?

Resetting your password is a straightforward process. Just follow these steps:

By following these steps, you’ll be able to reset your SPOT password without any hassle.


How do I access the SPOT platform and my course?

To access and start your SPOT course, please visit the following URL: This is where you’ll find all your lessons and materials for effective learning and practice.

I haven't received my welcome email, which should contain my password and access details for the SPOT platform. What should I do?

If you haven’t received the welcome email after your enrolment, please follow these steps:

  • Check your Spam email folder carefully. Sometimes, emails can be misclassified as spam, and you might find it there.

  • Please note that we do not process enrolments during public holidays and weekends. If you enrolled during such a period, expect to receive your login details during regular trading hours.

  • In the event that you still cannot locate your welcome email, do not hesitate to contact us at

Rest assured, we’re here to assist you in gaining access to the SPOT platform, and we’ll make sure you receive the necessary information to get started.

Why should I choose Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT)?

For anyone wishing to acquire new competencies or maintain a certain proficiency, attending a one-off training course every now and then isn’t enough. Through a curated series of self-paced and continuous online training programs, we’ll help you stay up-to-date with current best practices and give you the resources to be at the forefront of your chosen field.

SPOT, our Self-Paced Online Training platform, offers several compelling benefits:

  • Flexibility: SPOT provides trainees with a flexible way to enhance their software skills using 12d Model. Trainees can set their own pace and tailor their learning to meet their individual objectives.

  • Accessibility: Our platform caters to a wide audience by offering both paid and free courses, ensuring that everyone can access valuable training resources.

  • Scalability: SPOT is designed to accommodate a large number of trainees simultaneously, making it suitable for both individuals and teams.

  • Convenience: Trainees can access the training anytime, from anywhere in the world, eliminating the need for appointments or waiting times.

  • Comprehensive Resources: The platform provides a rich learning experience, including access to 12d Model Software*, online video lessons, downloadable workbooks with assignments, engaging quizzes, and a certificate upon completion.

  • 24/7 Availability: With round-the-clock accessibility, trainees can revisit the platform as needed, offering flexibility in their learning journey.

  • Team Upskilling: SPOT is an effective tool for organisations looking to upskill their teams and improve proficiency in software usage.

In summary, Self-Paced Online Training on our SPOT platform offers an efficient, flexible, and convenient way to enhance software skills for individuals and teams alike, with a wealth of resources and 24/7 accessibility.