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Becoming an Architectural Draftsperson
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Becoming an Architectural Draftsperson

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Also known as Architectural Associate.
Completes Architects' concepts by preparing drawings and plans, and liaising with builders and contractors.
Training time 2 - 6 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,623
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 15,100

What does an Architectural Draftsperson do?

  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment


  • Building Drafting Officer

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