Overseas Qualifications Assessment Stage 1 – Provisional Assessment

Stage 1 is the Provisional Assessment of academic qualifications in architecture and is a desk based assessment.

The AACA considers applications for Provisional Assessment on a case-by-case basis. In forming its opinion on the status of an academic qualification, AACA reviews the documentation submitted by the applicant against the following criteria:

• Education system in the country in which the qualification(s) was obtained compared to the Australian education system;

• Status of the awarding institution compared to an Australian university offering an accredited architecture program;

• Academic duration of the qualification(s) compared to an Australian accredited academic qualification in architecture;

• Structure of the coursework program compared to an Australian accredited academic qualification in architecture, including the weighting given to individual units and core subject areas (eg. by credit points and/or contact hours);

• Content of the individual units of study compared to an Australian accredited academic qualification in architecture; and

• Grading system used to assess student progress through the course compared to an Australian accredited academic qualification in architecture.

A Stage One Provisional Assessment does NOT provide advice on how to upgrade your academic qualification(s) to meet the comparability requirements of an Australian accredited academic qualification in architecture.

To complete the Overseas Qualification Assessment, applicants must proceed to Stage 2 Final Assessment when resident in Australia.

Please Note:
• AACA only assesses architectural qualifications obtained by coursework.
• AACA’s assessment does not include work experience or third party comments.
• AACA only assesses completed qualifications in architecture.
• AACA’s assessment does not guarantee a visa outcome or employment.


  • I want to apply for Stage 1 Provisional Assessment of my overseas architectural qualification

Contact Information

Regus, Level 4
95 Pitt Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

PO Box A2575
SYDNEY SOUTH NSW 1235

(612) 6230 0506
mail@aaca.org.au