APE Part 3: Oral Examination
APE Part 3: Examination by Interview
Candidates who successfully complete APE Part 2 – the NEP – are invited by the relevant architects registration board to submit for an interview conducted by two experienced practitioners (known as APE Assessors). Interviews are conducted over a period of 45 minutes to one hour and are informed by the Logbook and Statement of Experience submitted by the Candidate in support of his/her application to sit the APE.
The interview will seek to confirm the experience claimed by the Candidate and to consider the Candidate’s response to practice situations that may be outside the Candidate’s personal experience. Reports of interview are prepared by the APE Assessors using a proforma Result Sheet. Unsuccessful Candidates will be advised in writing of areas in which weaknesses have been identified.
Satisfactory completion of the interview is completion of the APE. Successful Candidates may apply for registration to any Australian state or territory architects registration board.
Information about APE Parts 1 and 2 can be accessed from the previous page.