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Architects and Landscape Architects design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and landscapes.
Plans and designs buildings, provides concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings, negotiates with builders and advises on the procurement of buildings. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Conservation or Heritage Architect
Plans and designs land areas for projects such as open space networks, parks, schools, institutions, roads, external areas for all building types, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial and residential sites.
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 large occupation employing 24,500 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown.Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Bachelor Degree or higher is required and the vast majority of workers have a university degree. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is also needed. Registration or licensing may be required, depending on the state or territory you live in.
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 Architects and Landscape Architects who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
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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.
Using your own ideas to developing, designing, or creating something new.
Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.