3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAFTSPERSONS AND TECHNICIANS assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.
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:
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 may be required.
Tasks Include:

preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collecting data for traffic surveys

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 420.80
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 340.10