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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 Employment 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 57,100 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has stayed about the same.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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.
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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.