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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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Changes to the validity period of the Skills Migration Assessment

PLEASE NOTE: From 1 July 2014, if a skills assessment is mandatory as part of a visa application, it will only be valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue, or a shorter validity period if specified on the assessment. ·         For points-tested visas, applications made before 1 July 2014 will not […]

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First Japanese APEC architect registered in NSW

Mr Hisao Fujita is the first Japanese APEC architect to be registered in an Australian jurisdiction under the APEC Architect Agreement. After successfully completing the AACA Supplementary Assessment Process, the NSW Architects Registration Board accepted his application for registration on 20 August 2014. An APEC Architect   is a person who is registered or licensed as an […]

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Review of the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA)

The final draft of the National Competency Standard for Architects is now available to stakeholders for comment.  Click here to see a summary of how the Review Group has dealt with the most common themes raised in the consultation. Click here to see the final draft of the National Standard of Competency for Architects. The […]

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Labour market update from Department of Employment

The Australian Labour Market Update publication (ALMU) is a quarterly publication prepared by the Department of Employment on labour market issues to better inform community organisations, migrant resource centres, recent migrants and overseas people interested in working or settling in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. The July 2014 Hot Topic focuses on architects […]

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APEC Architect

Australia has now signed Bi-lateral Agreements under the APEC Architect framework with Chinese Taipei and Japan, and a trilateral Agreement with Singapore and New Zealand.

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National Listing of Architects in Australia

A new portal, Architects in Australia,  has been launched to provide a range of information relating to registration as an Architect in the states and territories of Australia. It includes a list of individual Architects practising in those jurisdictions.

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Review of the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA)

The AACA conducts a review of all its processes at five yearly intervals to ensure their continuing relevance.  As part of that process a review of the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA) is underway. A series of Fora will shortly be conducted around Australia.  Details are contained in the attached invitation. A copy of the […]

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Review of the AACA Architectural Practice Examination (APE)

The AACA conducts a review of all its processes at five yearly intervals to ensure their continuing relevance.  A review of the Architctural Practice Examination (APE) was completed recently, as a result of which the AACA APE documentation has been updated (documentation is available on the Publications page).

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