How to become a Civil and Structural Engineering Associate

Civil and structural engineering associates provide technical support to civil engineers and civil engineering technologists. They assist with the research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of projects such as roads, airports, railways, buildings, bridges, dams and drainage systems.

Personal requirements of a Civil and Structural Engineering Associate

  • able to identify, analyse and solve technical problems
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • capable of accurate, detailed work
  • aptitude for computing and design
  • practical and creative
  • able to work independently or as part of a team
  • able to accept responsibility.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 0.6%

NSW 23.9%

NT 2%

QLD 42.5%

SA 5.4%

TAS 2.3%

VIC 7.6%

WA 15.7%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 90.4%

Female 9.5%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 11.9%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 16.8%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 43.6%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 19.8%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 7.9%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 44.8%

Above 35 years: 54.2%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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