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3121 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians 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.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group 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:

  • NZQF 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 may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • 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

Occupations:

  • 312111 Architectural Draftsperson
  • 312112 Building Associate
  • 312113 Building Inspector
  • 312114 Construction Estimator
  • 312115 Plumbing Inspector
  • 312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician
  • 312199 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec

312111 Architectural Draftsperson

Alternative Title:

  • Architectural Associate

Completes Architects' concepts by preparing drawings and plans, and liaising with builders and contractors.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Building Drafting Officer

312112 Building Associate

Supervises construction sites, and organises and coordinates the material and human resources required. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Building Construction Supervisor
  • Clerk of Works

312113 Building Inspector

Alternative Titles:

  • Building Certifier
  • Building Surveyor

Inspects buildings to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and advises on building requirements. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Electrical Installation Inspector

312114 Construction Estimator

Alternative Title:

  • Building Estimator

Prepares and delivers estimates and cost plans for construction projects up to the tender settlement stage.

Skill Level: 2

312115 Plumbing Inspector

Inspects plumbing work to ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Drainage Inspector
  • Gas Plumbing Inspector
  • Sanitary Plumbing and Water Supply Inspector

312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician

Alternative Title:

  • GIS Technician

Collects, records and evaluates spatial information and prepares databases, maps, charts and plans in support of Surveyors, Cartographers or Other Spatial Scientists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Aerial Survey Technician
  • Photogrammetrist

312199 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec

This occupation group covers Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 2

Occupations in this group include:

  • Energy Assessor
  • Roof Truss Detailer
  • Structural Steel Detailer