Architectural Technician Jobs

How to Enter

The primary path to becoming an Architectural Technician is to complete a New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Draughting, Architectural Technology or Architectural Design. Alternatively, professionals can complete a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS), or a Master of Architecture to further improve their chances of securing a role.


In addition, Architecture Technicians can apply for a professional licence under the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme which has three levels of competencies:


  • Design 1 (Houses)
  • Design 2 (Complex commercial or residential buildings)
  • Design 3 (Large or publicly important buildings)


Architectural Technicians who have completed a Master of Architecture (MArch) can work towards becoming a Registered Architect.


Typical Responsibilities

The day-to-day responsibilities for an Architectural Technician can include some or all of the following:

  • Designing detailed architectural drawings of buildings and structures
  • Researching various building materials
  • Understanding building sketches and instructions
  • Ensuring architectural schematics comply with statutory and regulatory building requirements and manufacturer/supplier instructions
  • Building 3D models of projects
  • Managing construction work and carrying out site visits
  • Helping with any building consent processes
  • Working with other building and architectural professionals
  • Liaising with clients



Once experienced, Architectural Technicians can work their way into more technician roles or lead draughting teams. If they have an eye for design, Architectural Technicians can also work as Architectural Designers and create their own plans, or they can study a Master of Architecture degree to become Registered Architects. Alternatively, experienced Architectural Technicians can also move into Project Management.


Salary Range

Entry: 40K – 50K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (3+ years): 51K – 100K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427