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Improvements to the National Examination Paper announced

In 2017 the AACA, with the support of the Architect Registration Boards, engaged the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to review the National Examination Paper (Part 2 of the Architectural Practice Examination).  In a nutshell, the Review found that the examination of knowledge is an important part of the APE as a whole, and […]

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NEW: Online payments

From the 1st of December 2017 AACA only accepts online credit card payments, by VISA or Mastercard.  Applicants who paid their application fee through bank transfer or other payment methods before 1st of December 2017 should send us their application form, supporting documentation and proof of payment within 14 days after the payment was made. […]

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The 2017 Griffin Lecture with George Megalogenis, journalist, political commentator and author

On 9th November, journalist, political commentator and author, George Megalogenis delivered the 2017 Griffin Lecture* at the National PressClub. His lecture made the case for a big Australia without a big Sydney and Melbourne, and explained why decentralisation is our number one policy challenge for the 21st century. Our thanks to Tim Horton, Registrar, NSW […]

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APE Exam dates for 2018

Dates for the 2018 National Examination Paper have been announced:   Session 1:            17th April 2018 Session 2:            21st August 2018   For further information please contact the Architects Registration Board in your state or territory.  

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Draft Architecture Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand available for comment

The Draft Architecture Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand has been distributed for comment. The Procedure is based upon the Final Recommendations of the ANZAP Review Development Group of July 2017.   The Architecture Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand will come in to effect in 2018. We invite comments from all stakeholders on […]

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Update on the transition to implementation of the 2018 accreditation procedure

The 2017 National Visiting Panels and Interim Review Panels or equivalent reporting options are being implemented between August and October. The newly established Accreditation Management Committee will meet for the first time in early September to review the draft manual, guidance and reporting templates prior to the documents being issued for comment in mid-September. More […]

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National Program of Assessment applications – closes on 2nd June 2017

The NPrA is a competency based assessment for practitioners who have substantial skills and experience in the architectural profession, but do not have a recognised qualification. Successful completion of the NPrA provides entry to the Architectural Practice Examination. Submissions are accepted from candidates with qualifications ranging from undergraduate degrees in architecture; undergraduate degrees in design; […]

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ANZAPAP Review – Stakeholder Consultation during March and April

A review of the Australian and New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (ANZAPAP) was initiated in mid 2015 by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA). An initial round of stakeholder consultations was conducted in early 2016 and the Stage 1 Final Report was completed in June 2016. […]

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