Minor Group

232 Architects, Designers, Planners and Surveyors

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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232 Architects, Designers, Planners and Surveyors

Architects, Designers, Planners and Surveyors design building exteriors and interiors, and landscapes; conduct survey work to precisely position geographical features, and design, prepare and revise maps; design information for visual communication, publication and display, and products for manufacture; and develop and implement plans and policies for controlling the use of land.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. For some occupations at least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • obtaining advice from and providing information to clients and management about design, size, materials and costs associated with new buildings and alterations to existing buildings
  • consulting with professionals and clients about external area designs, costs and construction
  • designing and compiling map manuscripts using digital and graphical source material such as aerial photographs, satellite imagery, survey documents, existing maps and records, and reports and statistics
  • planning and designing land subdivision projects and negotiating details with local governments and other authorities
  • formulating design concepts for clothing, textiles, industrial, commercial and consumer products, jewellery and building interiors
  • undertaking research and analysing functional, spatial, commercial, cultural, safety and aesthetic requirements
  • preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and samples to communicate design concepts
  • determining the objectives and constraints of design briefs by consulting with clients and stakeholders
  • compiling and analysing data on economic, legal, political, cultural, demographic, sociological, physical and environmental factors affecting land use
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