Architectural Draftsperson 

As an architectural draftsperson, you prepare preliminary sketches, working drawings and specifications for an architect. You talk with builders and contractors to create and update plans, maps, charts and drawings for building projects. 

You would generally work in the office of an architectural studio or construction firm, with some site visits required.

You should have an interest in technical design, engineering and construction. 



  • Office work 
  • Professional role 
  • Technical Work  

A typical day may involve:

  • working with clients and other stakeholders to understand the architectural brief
  • preparing plans, sketches, working drawings and detailed specifications
  • assisting construction managers, architects and surveyors
  • estimating material costs
  • interpreting plans, regulations and codes of practice
  • coordinating work programs

It helps to be good at:

  • critical thinking
  • technical design
  • managing projects 
  • communicating clearly 
  • using design software 

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert IV in Residential Drafting 


  • Diploma of Building Design 

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction (commercial, industrial and residential)
  •  Design 

Related Roles

  • Architect 

  • Landscape gardener 

  • Civil engineering draftsperson 


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