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Architectural Draftsperson

Also known as Architectural Associate.

Completes Architects' concepts by preparing drawings and plans, and liaising with builders and contractors.

Tasks Include:

  • 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
Job prospects for Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians in Victoria

Occupations in the Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians group include Architectural Draftsperson, Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians (other), Building Associate, Building Inspector, Construction Estimator, Plumbing Inspector and Surveying or Spatial Science Technician.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 15,500 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage

Hourly earnings

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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