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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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Christmas close down

AACA will be closed for the Christmas break from close of business on Tuesday 23 December and will re-open Monday 5 January 2015. 27 November 2014

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Important Information for APE candidates

As from 1 January 2015 candidates for the APE must log a minimum of 3,300 in their logbook which is assessed in Stage 1 of the APE. See here for  information about the AACA log book. The log book may be downloaded from here. If you completed your log book prior to 20 November 2014 […]

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Application dates for NPrA 21 postponed

The AACA is undertaking a review of the NPrA. The review will consider processes for determining eligibility for the programme, communication with applicants and improvements to the administration of the programme. Therefore, the opening date for applications for the upcoming NPrA will be postponed until June/July 2015. Please contact the CEO at [email protected] if you […]

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Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
Suite 3, Level 5
75 Castlereagh Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

PO Box A2575
SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

(612) 8042 8930
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