Architectural Draftsperson

Also known as Architectural Associate.
Completes Architects' concepts by preparing drawings and plans, and liaising with builders and contractors.
Training time 12 months - 2 years
Average pay $64,220
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 5,000

How do I become an Architectural Draftsperson in Victoria?

To work as an Architectural Draftsperson in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Certificate IV in Residential Building Drafting
  • Or

  • Diploma of Building Design
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Strong computer literacy skills
  • Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
  • Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting

What does an Architectural Draftsperson do?

  • Assists Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • Interprets plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • Prepares preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • Prepares, edits and revises plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • Coordinates works programs
  • Inspects work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • Calculates costs and estimates time scales
  • Collects data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment


  • Building Drafting Officer

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting
Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
Diploma of Civil Construction Design
Diploma of Access Consulting
Diploma of Building Design