Architectural Draftsperson

Use your skills to prepare drawings and plans, and liaise with builders and contractors to complete the architectural concept.

Architectural Draftsperson

Architectural Draftsperson

Roles and responsibilities

Architectural draftspersons:

  • prepare architectural drawings for development and construction applications, showing internal and external layouts of buildings
  • analyse architects' and building designers' concepts, and prepare preliminary sketches and detailed drawings
  • use computers or manually produce designs, detailed drawings and documentation
  • prepare working drawings showing site layouts, floor plans, elevations, sections, materials and finishes, as well as other aspects such as joinery detailing, construction details, lighting layouts, plumbing, drainage, car parking and landscaping
  • calculate the quantity and quality of materials needed, material and labour costs and project completion dates
  • prepare building specifications for building documentation to suit individual clients and tendering purposes
  • represent or assist architects or building designers on building sites to make sure that plans and specifications are followed
  • liaise with local government organisations
  • examine relevant codes and by-laws in the course of undertaking project documentation
As an architectural technician or draftsperson, you would most likely be employed by architects, building designers and planners in private practice or in various departments of state, territory and federal governments.
 
Firms of consulting engineers, building companies and manufacturers of building materials and components also offer opportunities. You may also find opportunities for self-employment as a contractor.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Architectural draftspersons:

  • prepare architectural drawings for development and construction applications, showing internal and external layouts of buildings
  • analyse architects' and building designers' concepts, and prepare preliminary sketches and detailed drawings
  • use computers or manually produce designs, detailed drawings and documentation
  • prepare working drawings showing site layouts, floor plans, elevations, sections, materials and finishes, as well as other aspects such as joinery detailing, construction details, lighting layouts, plumbing, drainage, car parking and landscaping
  • calculate the quantity and quality of materials needed, material and labour costs and project completion dates
  • prepare building specifications for building documentation to suit individual clients and tendering purposes
  • represent or assist architects or building designers on building sites to make sure that plans and specifications are followed
  • liaise with local government organisations
  • examine relevant codes and by-laws in the course of undertaking project documentation
As an architectural technician or draftsperson, you would most likely be employed by architects, building designers and planners in private practice or in various departments of state, territory and federal governments.
 
Firms of consulting engineers, building companies and manufacturers of building materials and components also offer opportunities. You may also find opportunities for self-employment as a contractor.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Architectural Draftsperson

Required major/s to pursue this career
At least a TAFE level qualification is required to become an Architectural Draftsperson.
Undergraduate Courses To Become

Architectural Draftsperson

Recommended major/s to pursue this career