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What does a Building Designer do?

A Building Designer creates plans for residential homes, commercial properties and public buildings. You might design structures for a range of different clients or be employed to specialise in a particular type of building. Building Designers liaise with clients to discuss concepts and develop sketches. Once a design is agreed on, you’ll prepare more detailed plans and specifications.

A Building Designer needs to be able to communicate with a range of clients and understand their individual needs. You’ll also have to liaise with builders and you’ll need a strong knowledge of current building codes and standards. Building Designers need good problem solving skills and should be able to work independently. It’s important that you have excellent attention to detail and can work on several projects at once.

Building Designer Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Building Designer.

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How much does a Building Designer earn?

In Australia, a full time Building Designer generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Building Designer?

Building Designers have enjoyed strong employment growth over the last five years. There are currently 17,000 people working in this industry in Australia compared to 15,000 five years ago. Building Designers may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Building Designer?

If you’re thinking about a career as a Building Designer, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Building Design. This course is ideal for draftpersons and building designers who want to further their skills in producing concepts, designs and drawings for residential and small-scale commercial projects.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within architecture. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.