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 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

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