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What does a Draftsperson do?

A Draftsperson is responsible for creating technical drawings used for construction or manufacturing purposes. Their designs are used to develop various structures and products such as buildings, aircraft and electronic devices. Given that Draftspeople work in a diverse range of sectors, their specific role will depend on the industry that they work in.

A Draftsperson can create drawings using a CADD (computer-aided design and drafting) system, or paper and pencil. Modern Draftspeople are typically skilled in both techniques and will also be responsible for performing field work, collecting and analysing data, estimating material costs and conducting laboratory tests.

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How much does a Draftsperson earn?

In Australia, a full time Draftsperson generally earns $1,800 per week ($93,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only.

What are the job opportunities for a Draftsperson?

Drafting is quite a small occupation and this role did experience a decline in demand over the past 5 years. Despite the drop, there is expected to be a growth in the number of Draftsperson roles in the next 5 years. It is estimated that job openings will grow by about 600 roles per year, with a total of 8,700 Draftsperson roles existing by 2023.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Draftsperson?

To become a Draftsperson, you will need a formal qualification. An Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering will give you the foundation you need to get started in this occupation. It is also likely that you will need experience using a CADD software and in some cases, you may need a valid driver’s license.

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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