How to become a Architectural Draftsperson

Architectural draftspeople complete architects' and other designers' concepts by preparing documents (drawings or plans) and liaising with builders and contractors.

Personal requirements of a Architectural Draftsperson

  • Able to visualise ideas in three-dimensional form
  • Enjoy technical drawing and working with technology
  • Able to draw neatly and accurately
  • Good concentration and attention to detail
  • Some artistic talent in freehand drawing

Education & Training for a Architectural Draftsperson

To become an architectural draftsperson you usually have to complete a VET qualification in building design or residential drafting. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. For further details, visit

Additional Information
Graduates of certificate and diploma courses are eligible for membership of Building Designers Australia. Students are eligible for student membership. Visit their website for more information. Building designers who act as sole traders in Queensland,Tasmania and Victoria, including architectural draftspeople, must be registered with the appropriate body in their state. Relevant qualifications and sufficient practical experience must be gained in order to be eligible for registration.
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