Civil Engineering Draftsperson - ANZSCO 312211


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


Alternative Titles

Architectural Associate


Civil Engineering Design Draftsperson
Plumbing Engineering Draftsperson
Road Design Draftsperson
Sewage Reticulation Drafting Officer
Structural Engineering Drafting Officer

DIAC Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

3121-21 Plumbing Engineering Associate 3122-11 Civil Engineering Associate

This occupation is on the following skills lists:
1. Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List
2. RSMS Occupations List
This occupation is not on the following skills lists:
3. Skilled Occupations List

Group: 3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians


assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance. 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.


1. preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
2. performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
3. interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
4. collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
5. estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
6. inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
7. conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collecting data for traffic surveys

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

Occupations in this Group

1. 312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson
2. 312212 Civil Engineering Technician