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 taxes, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Employment size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
The Department of Jobs and Small Business estimates the likely change in number of workers over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change, compared to all other occupations. Possible ratings are
Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job tasks. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job. Entry level jobs often need no prior training or experience. Possible ratings are
A lower unemployment rate shows people who work in this job are less likely to be out of work than people who work in other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
Average full-time hours is the actual hours worked in this job per week, by people who work full-time hours in all of their jobs combined.
This is the average age of all workers in this job. See the Prospects page for the full age profile.
The number of Architects and Landscape Architects grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years: from 22,300 in 2018 to 23,900 by 2023.Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).There are likely to be around 9,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,800 a year).
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.
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Employers look for Architects and Landscape Architects who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
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.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Talking to others.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities.
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
Use rules to solve problems.
Make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information.
Order or arrange things (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
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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.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
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.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How often do you use electronic mail?
How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?
How often do you talk on the telephone?
How often do you talk with people face-to-face?
How important is being very exact or highly accurate?
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.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
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.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
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.
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.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
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.