Part 3:  Examination by Interview

Candidates who successfully complete the National Examination Paper are invited by the relevant architect registration board to submit for an interview conducted by two experienced practising architects (known as Architectural Practice Examination Assessors). 

The objective of the Interview is to enable the Assessors to confirm that the candidate has demonstrated adequate knowledge and/or experience of the National Standard of Competency for Architects sufficient to enable him or her to perform to the standard expected of an architect in Australia.

The interview runs for 45 minutes to one hour and is informed by the Logbook and Statement of Experience submitted by the candidate in Stage 1. APE Part 3 Assessors will be provided with a copy of the candidates’ NEP Results Report

Candidates are examined on their range of work and experience and are expected to be familiar with topical professional issues. The Interview also considers candidates’ responses to practice situations that may be outside their personal experience. The Interview may test knowledge and experience in both actual and hypothetical situations.  Candidates may be examined across a variety of procurement issues and should be able to demonstrate competence in contracts that may be administered by an architect.

Candidates are not permitted to take any equipment, notes, reference materials, phones, recording or other devices into the Examination.

Success in Part 3 of the Architectural Practice Examination allows the candidate to apply for registration in any state or territory in Australia.

See the Guide for Candidates for detailed guidance on the Interview.

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