Recognised Architecture Qualifications

Academic Qualifications in Architecture

The following academic qualifications in architecture, granted on the completion of an approved course of study are accredited by the Australian state and territory architecture authorities and are approved for AACA listing:

AACA only recognises qualifications obtained by course work.

Australian Schools of Architecture Current Accredited Qualifications Previous Accredited Qualifications
ACT
University of Canberra M Arch B Arch
NSW
University of Sydney M Arch (coursework from 2008) B Arch
University of New South Wales M Arch (coursework from 2008) B Arch
University of Technology, Sydney M Arch (coursework from 2008) B Arch; Advanced Dip in Arch (NSWIT)
University of Newcastle M Arch (coursework from 2008) B Arch
QLD
Bond University M Arch (SD-93017)
Queensland University M Arch B Arch, (M Arch Studies, General Practice Stream – 1997),
Queensland University of Technology M Arch (DE80) M Arch AR49; B Arch; (Grad Dip Arch); (Dip Arch)
Griffith University M Arch
SA
University of Adelaide M Arch (Coursework from March 2008); B Arch; (Dip Tech [Arch])
University of South Australia M Arch (from December 2007) B Arch; (Dip Tech [Arch])
TAS
University of Tasmania M Arch B Arch; (Grad Dip Arch); (Dip Arch)
VIC
University of Melbourne M Arch (A05-DA or MC-ARCH2Y); M Arch (A05-DB or MC-ARCH3Y) M Arch – Option C (052)*; B Arch. (*Students who have completed the 150 point M Arch are advised to contact the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning to ascertain whether they meet the requirements for Option C)
Royal Melbourne Institute ofTechnology M Arch B Arch; (Assoc & Fellowship Dips in Arch)
Deakin University M Arch Coursework; M Arch (Design)(Coursework) M Arch (Design)(Coursework); B Arch; (M Arch (Practice) 1998-2007)
Oceania Polytechnic No course is currently accredited  B Arch (accredited to December 2011 only)
Monash University M Arch 3120
WA
University of Western Australia M Arch (Coursework)
Curtin University of Technology M Arch; B Arch; (Assoc in Arch)
New Zealand Schools of Architecture * Current Accredited Qualifications Previous Accredited Qualifications
University of Auckland (University of New Zealand) M Arch (Prof) B Arch; (Dip Arch)
Victoria University of Wellington M Arch (Prof) B Arch
UNITEC Institute of Technology M Arch (Prof) B Arch
Joint NZIA/AERB Special Examination Certificate
Singapore School of Architecture * Current Accredited Qualification
National University of Singapore M Arch (from July 1999)
Hong Kong Schools of Architecture * Current Accredited Qualification
University of Hong Kong M Arch (from December 2010)
Chinese University of Hong Kong M Arch (from December 2010)

* Academic qualifications in architecture/Board Examinations from countries with which AACA has an inter-recognition agreement

National Program of Assessment (NPrA)

The NPrA is accepted for AACA listing.

The Built Work Program of Assessment (BWPrA)

The BWPrA, established by the NSW Architect Registration Board, is accepted for AACA listing.

Board Examinations

The following Board Examinations that are no longer on offer are approved for AACA listing:#

  • NSW Assessment of Academic Equivalence for Registration (AAER)
  • QLD Queensland Board Prescribed Examination (Parts 1 & 2)
  • VIC Victorian Board Examination
  • WA Western Australia Board Examination

 

#Historically, those successful in these Examinations have been required to be registered in the first instance, in the relevant State in which they completed the Examination.




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