Through the creative design of the structures and areas around us, architects influence our environment. They revitalise old buildings and restore or remodel new ones. Whether they are working on single structures or vast developments, architects interact with others to make sure their ideas are appropriate for the intended use and secure.
The following tasks are part of an architect's job description:
- Communicating with customers to learn about their needs
- Taking a project's budget, safety regulations, and community needs into account
- Developing innovative architectural designs
- Providing guidance on the repair and preservation of existing structures
- Ensuring compliance with environmental rules, planning laws, and other requirements
- Employing software for computer-aided design, creating comprehensive plans and blueprints
- Working closely with the planning, engineering, surveying, and legal departments
- Checking constructions for compliance with specifications as they are being built
- Being in charge of other architects while they work on each stage of a building's design and construction
- Ensuring that projects are finished on schedule and within budget
Earnings typically depend on location, employer, the stage of your training, your hours worked and the opportunity to work overtime. Please also note that the pay rate figures have come from a variety of reliable sources including:
- National Home Builders
- Home Builder's Sub-Contractors
- The Home Builders Federation
- Construction Recruitment Agencies
Qualifications We Offer
There are various paths one might take to become an architect. A college degree, an apprenticeship, or on-the-job training are all options.
To choose which path to becoming an architect is best for you, investigate them all. Even though a few of these possibilities have educational prerequisites, many companies are more interested in applicants who are passionate, open to learning, and obedient.
To work on a construction site, you might need a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.
Depending on your level of education, area of specialisation, and place of employment, your advancement will differ.
Many architects focus on a single type of architecture, such as sustainability, restoration, or residential design. Some people work in the field of architectural technology, designing blueprints and simulations.
Architects work for independent firms, federal, state, and local governments, building firms, and business and industrial organisations. Some architects start their own enterprises, engage in education, or take on projects as independent project consultants.
You might be able to advance into a senior architect, partner, or associate position if you work for a private practise. You might work as a project manager or lead architect in the public sector.
The type of job role can differ depending on the employer and the activities involved. Some roles such as trade roles have the opportunity to be self-employed. Often employers offer a variety of employment status and flexibility. The jobs outlined in this website are common across the home building industry, but the job titles may differ from one organisation to another.
Earn While You Learn
All our featured job roles offer different entry-points for school leavers, college leavers, and graduates to commence a career in the industry. There are opportunities to enrol on apprenticeships and other career progression routes.
For most jobs, depending on your qualifications and experience there are also openings for those looking to change career.
Key job roles
A few (of many) jobs which we are looking to recruit in the home building industry.
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