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Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians perform technical functions to assist Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors by supervising and inspecting construction sites, estimating time, costs and resources, inspecting plumbing work, and collecting and evaluating survey data and preparing maps and plans.
Completes Architects' concepts by preparing drawings and plans, and liaising with builders and contractors.
Specialisations: Building Drafting Officer
Supervises construction sites, and organises and coordinates the material and human resources required. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Building Construction Supervisor, Clerk of Works
Inspects buildings to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and advises on building requirements. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Electrical Installation Inspector
Prepares and delivers estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.
Inspects plumbing work to ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Drainage Inspector, Gas Plumbing Inspector, Sanitary Plumbing and Water Supply Inspector
Collects, records and evaluates spatial information and prepares databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Aerial Survey Technician, Photogrammetrist
Includes Roof Truss Detailer, Structural Steel Detailer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Jobs and Small Business projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very large occupation employing 66,200 workers. The number of workers has grown moderately over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to grow strongly to 72,900. Around 29,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
An Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least 3 years of relevant experience is usually needed. Around three in five workers have a Certificate III or higher Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification. Even with a qualification, experience or on-the-job training is usually needed. Registration or licensing may also be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Materials, methods, and the tools used to construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Talking to others.
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Communicate by speaking.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Order or arrange things (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers.
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Getting a group of people to work together to finish a task.
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How often do you talk with people face-to-face?
How responsible are you for the work of other people?
How often do you talk on the telephone?
How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?
How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.