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ANZSCO 312111 - Registered Migration Australia


An Architectural Draftsperson completes architects concepts by preparing drawings and plans, and liaising with builders and contractors. Architectural Draftsperson in Australia is a Skill Level 2 occupation.



Architectural Draftsperson Alternative Title


  • Architectural Associate




  • Building Drafting Officer



Architectural Draftsperson Occupation Lists

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This occupation is not on the following skill lists:



Group: 3121 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of an architectural draftsperson in Australia is to 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.



  • assisting Construction Managers, Architects and Surveyors in planning and organisation
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • preparing preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications
  • preparing, editing and revising plans, maps, charts and drawings
  • coordinating works programs
  • inspecting work and materials for compliance with specifications, regulations and standards
  • calculating costs and estimating time scales
  • collecting data using surveying instruments and photogrammetric equipment
  • performing routine computations and plotting preliminary data


Skill Level

Most occupations in the architectural draftsperson group (Group 3121) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 


In Australia: 
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

In New Zealand: 
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. 


Registration or licensing is required in Australia as an architectural draftsperson. 


Occupations within the Architectural Draftsperson Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same architectural draftsperson group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


Architectural Draftsperson English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Architectural draftsperson is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more information regarding assessment bodies


Average Income Architectural Draftsperson

The average salary for an Architectural Draftsperson in Australia is $ 96,137 for male employees and $ 72,454 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 42.8 Females: 42.3 Persons: 42.8

Source: (Group 3121) Architectural building and surveying technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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