Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians includes jobs like Roof Truss Detailer, and Structural Steel Detailer.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Assists Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation.
    • Interprets plans, regulations and codes of practice.
    • Prepares preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications.
    • Prepares, edits and revises plans, maps, charts and drawings.
    • Co-ordinates work programs.
    • Inspects work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards.
    • Calculates costs and estimates time scales.
    • Collects data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment.
    • Performs routine computations and plots preliminary data.

    All Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians

    • $1,838 Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

    • 1,500 workers Employment Size
    • High skill Skill level rating
    • 75% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 39 years Average age
    • 32% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,300 in 2011 to 1,500 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Construction; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Manufacturing.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (75%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 39 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 32% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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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)
    Construction34.6
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services23.0
    Manufacturing14.9
    Retail Trade9.0
    Other Industries18.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Architectural, Building and Surveying TechniciansAll Jobs Average
    NSW31.131.6
    VIC33.825.6
    QLD16.920.0
    SA6.77.0
    WA8.010.8
    TAS1.52.0
    NT0.81.0
    ACT1.31.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Architectural, Building and Surveying TechniciansAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.0-5.05.0
    20-247.8-9.39.3
    25-3427.7-22.922.9
    35-4425.6-22.022.0
    45-5421.7-21.621.6
    55-597.8-9.09.0
    60-645.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.0-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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 QualificationOther Architectural, Building and Surveying TechniciansAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate6.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree19.7-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma19.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV27.7-21.121.1
    Year 1215.6-18.118.1
    Year 113.9-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below7.1-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Design

      90% Skill level

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

    2. Building and Construction

      81% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    3. Engineering and Technology

      71% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

    4. Computers and Electronics

      67% Skill level

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

    5. English Language

      61% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Demands

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

    1. Electronic Mail

      96% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    2. Spend Time Sitting

      95% Important

      How much time do you spend sitting?

    3. Telephone

      93% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    4. Face-to-Face Discussions

      93% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    5. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      87% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

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