Electronic Engineering Draftspersons prepare detailed drawings and plans of electronic engineering work in support of Electronics Engineers and Engineering Technologists.

Specialisations: Communications and Data Systems Drafting Officer, Control Systems Drafting Officer, Electronics Detail Draftsperson.

You usually need a formal qualification in electrical or electronics engineering or a related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Draftsperson. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Electronic Engineering Draftspersons.

Tasks

  • Translates sketches that are made by electronic engineers into detailed schematics, technical drawings, blueprints and/or templates.
  • Prepares drawings, plans and diagrams for electronic engineering work (such as circuitry) using computer aided design and drafting tools.
  • Ensures that drawings and plans follow ordinances, such as zoning laws, building codes and fire regulations.

More about Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

All Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians

  • $1,636 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Electronic Engineering Draftspersons

  • 160 workers Employment Size
  • High skill Skill level rating
  • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Electronic Engineering Draftspersons (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 230 in 2011 to 160 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Electronic Engineering Draftspersons work in many parts of Australia. South Australia has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Construction.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (72%, higher than the average of 66%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 46 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (52%).
  • Gender: 7% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Manufacturing40.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services35.7
Construction7.0
Wholesale Trade3.9
Other Industries13.1

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateElectronic Engineering DraftspersonsAll Jobs Average
NSW22.331.6
VIC26.125.6
QLD17.220.0
SA14.07.0
WA14.010.8
TAS3.82.0
NT0.01.0
ACT2.51.9

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketElectronic Engineering DraftspersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.05.0
20-244.3-9.39.3
25-3418.9-22.922.9
35-4425.0-22.022.0
45-5425.0-21.621.6
55-596.7-9.09.0
60-6411.0-6.06.0
65 and Over9.1-4.24.2

Education Level

Highest Level of Education (% Share)

Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Type of QualificationElectronic Engineering DraftspersonsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate12.6-10.110.1
Bachelor degree29.9-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma23.6-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV28.3-21.121.1
Year 125.5-18.118.1
Year 110.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below0.0-12.512.5

You usually need a formal qualification in electrical or electronics engineering or a related field to work as an Electronic Engineering Draftsperson. VET (Vocational Education and Training) and university are both common study pathways for Electronic Engineering Draftspersons.

Membership with Engineers Australia may be useful.

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Employers look for Electronic Engineering Draftspersons, Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    70% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  2. Computers and electronics

    67% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  3. Technical design

    65% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  4. Mathematics

    59% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Clerical

    55% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3012.01 - Electronic Drafters.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Indoors, heat controlled

    98% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  3. Spend time sitting

    97% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Being exact or accurate

    97% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    96% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 17-3012.01 - Electronic Drafters.

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