Plans and designs buildings, provides concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings, negotiates with builders and advises on the procurement of buildings. Registration or licensing is required.
design commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and landscapes.
obtaining advice from clients and management to determine type, style and size of planned buildings and alterations to existing buildings
providing information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times
preparing project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings, and integrating structural, mechanical and aesthetic elements in final designs
writing specifications and contract documents for use by builders and calling tenders on behalf of clients
consulting with Professionals and clients about external area designs, costs and construction
compiling and analysing site and community data about geographical and ecological features, landforms, soils, vegetation, site hydrology, visual characteristics and human-made structures, to formulate land use and development recommendations, and for preparing environmental impact statements
preparing reports, site plans, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for land development, showing location and details of proposals, including ground modelling, structures, vegetation and access
inspecting construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).