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Review of the RAE/RGE complete. Applications now open for revised process.

What does the architectural professional look like in Australia? Check out the latest industry research by AACA.

How do requirements for registration in Australia compare with those in New Zealand, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore?

New Combined Stage 1 & 2 Assessment Process for residents in Australia with overseas qualification in architecture who would like to move towards registration.

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Review of the Recognition of Academic Equivalence/Graduate Equivalence (RAE/RGE) Finalised

Overseas Qualifications Assessment Stage 2 – Final Assessment process for applicants with overseas qualifications wanting to progress to APE for registration as an architect in Australia replaces the RAE/RGE processes. Stage 2 Final Assessment replaces the RAE and RGE with one process which allows applicants to provide academic and/or professional evidence to meet the required […]

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AACA Revised Programmes

The AACA has recently conducted reviews of the Review of Academic Equivalence (RAE), Review of Graduate Equivalence (RGE) and the National Program of Assessment (NPrA).

These programmes have been refined to improve programme clarity of purpose and streamline requirements to assist Applicants in their transition to registration in Australia.

The RAE/RGE will be replaced by Stage 2: Final Overseas Qualification Assessment, with applications opening on 22 June 2015 and;

NPrA 21 in 2015 will be open for applications at the end of July.

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Regulation of the Architect Profession within Australia

In Australia, the eight states and territories regulate the architecture profession. Each jurisdiction has its own Architects Act and Architect Regulations. The AACA has commissioned a report that provides an overview and comparison of the differences and similarities of each.

See here for the full report.

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Architectural Practice Exam (APE) Exam Calendar

The Architectural Practice Exam is held twice a year by the State and Territory Architect Registration Boards. The next session of the National Examination Paper (NEP) will be held on Tuesday, 25 August 2015. Please refer to your State or Territory Architects Board Website for further information regarding to APE Applications and Logbook lodgement dates.

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Updated Application Forms

The AACA has introduced two new forms, Form PA and Form V. These forms replace the previous Form M and Form R. Please ensure you are using the current forms as any Form M and Form R received by AACA on or after 29 April 2015, with the exception of a verification of a recognised […]

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AACA Research Strategy – Collect Connect Inform

The AACA aims to become a leading innovator in commissioning and leveraging research at the intersection of architectural education and practice that connects and informs government, industry and the education sector. See here for details of the Strategy approved by the AACA Board in April 2015.

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A new agreement between Australia, New Zealand and Canada

A new trilateral agreement between Australia, New Zealand and Canada means that achieving such recognition just got a lot simpler. The agreement – signed by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) on 18 February 2015, at Parliament House in Wellington, New Zealand – enables the mutual recognition of experienced registered architects in all three […]

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Richard Thorp honoured in Australia Day Awards

Richard Thorp AM, President of AACA and President of the NSW Architects Registration Board has been recognised in the 2015 Australia day Awards for his significant service to architecture particularly through the development of major buildings and professional organisations. http://www.architects.nsw.gov.au/news/280-ric-thorp-recognised-in-australia-day-honours

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