Conducts tests of construction materials, prepares sketches and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level 2
Civil Engineering Assistant
Civil Laboratory Technician
Geotechnical Laboratory Technician
Transportation Engineering Technician (not covered by the ANZSCO)
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Civil Engineering Draftspersons
Mechanical Engineer Technician
These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.
Caveats No caveats apply to this occupation.
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
3122-13 Civil Engineering Technician
Group: 3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level
of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher, in a field highly
relevant to the nominated occupation.
If the qualification is in a highly relevant field to the occupation, then at least one year
of highly relevant post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level, completed
in the last five years is required.
If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of highly relevant
employment at an appropriate skill level, completed in the last five years is required.
This is reduced to one year if there is an additional qualification at least at AQF Certificate
IV level in a highly relevant field.
If employment is pre-qualification, then three additional years of highly relevant
employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant employment
within the past five years.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
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.
AQF Diploma or higher
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Engineering Drafting - Civil Design
Qualifications in certain engineering fields may be accepted on a case by case basis if the
program consists of compulsory subjects in mathematics and physical sciences, and has
sufficient competencies in Structure, Materials Testing, etc.
Highly relevant tasks may include, but are not limited to:
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
testing and evaluating construction materials
outlining work programs and reviewing these for accuracy, adequacy and
setting up technical instruments used to collect data (geotechnical)
drilling and taking soil samples and collecting rock samples (geotechnical)
reviewing aerial photographs (geotechnical)
taking measurements, making calculations and writing detailed notes
Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but not limited to):
Engineering consultancy firm (specialised in structural / civil services / transport /
environmental / waste management)
Building and Construction materials manufacturer
Geotechnical engineering firm
Government authority within a relevant department
Utility authority within a relevant department
In order to be considered as a Civil Engineering Technician, the position must be supporting Civil
Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists in construction materials testing,
preparation of sketches and tabulations, as well as planning, designing and overseeing the
construction and maintenance of buildings, roads and other infrastructure civil engineering
projects. They may assist with estimating costs, preparing timetables and planning the
specifications for materials needed for projects.