Prepares detailed drawings and plans for civil engineering work in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.
Skill Level 2
Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
Plumbing Engineering Draftsperson
Road Design Draftsperson
Sewage Reticulation Drafting Officer
Structural Engineering Drafting Officer
Hydraulic Engineering Draftsperson
Transport Engineering Draftsperson
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Civil Engineering Technician
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
Mechanical Engineer Technician
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
3121-21 Plumbing Engineering Associate
3122-11 Civil Engineering Associate
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 sufficient subjects in Structure, Materials, Drafting / Drawing and core
subjects in their respective specialised fields.
Highly relevant tasks may include, but are not limited to:
assisting a Civil / Structural Engineer in preparing documentation for works such
as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, stormwater, roads,
airports, dams, bridges and other structures
preparing drawings such as sketches and documentation
carries out surveys and prepares survey reports
ability to use specific computer software or hand drawings to complete relevant
assists in programming the work, checking materials
may inspect works onsite
may organise and supervise maintenance and repair work of plumbing and water
designs sanitary plumbing and water supply systems including fire service
maintains close contact with construction workers and project managers
Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but not limited to):
Engineering consultancy firm (may specialise in structural / civil works / transport /
hydraulic / fire services / environmental / waste management / site preparation /
geotechnical / coastal)
Construction / Demolition
Off-site modular / pre-fabrication company (e.g. precast concrete manufacturer)
Landscape design consultancy firm
Government authority within a relevant department
Utility authority within a relevant department
In order to be considered as a Civil Engineering Draftsperson, the position must be involved with
the preparation and execution of drawings in the form of sketches and documentation, as well as
charts and tabulations under the supervision of a Civil Engineer. The drawings should be created
with the intent to allow contractors to prepare a tender price for the works, and be able to use the
drawings in order to build civil / structural engineering projects.