Accredited Architecture Qualifications

Academic Qualifications in Architecture

The following academic qualifications in architecture are accredited by the Australian state and territory architect registration boards and are approved for the purpose of entry into the Architectural Practice Exam:

AACA only recognises qualifications obtained by coursework. Accreditation is subject to review.

Australian Schools of ArchitectureAccredited Qualification and Course CodePrevious Accredited Qualifications


University of CanberraM Arch 913AAB Arch


University of SydneyM Arch MAARCHIT2000B Arch
University of New South WalesM Arch 8143B Arch
University of Technology SydneyM Arch C04235B Arch; Advanced Dip in Arch (NSWIT)
University of NewcastleM Arch 12060B Arch


Bond UniversityM Arch SD-93017 or SD-94007 
The University of QueenslandM Arch 5429B Arch, (M Arch Studies, General Practice Stream – 1997),
Queensland University of TechnologyM Arch DE80M Arch AR49; B Arch; (Grad Dip Arch); (Dip Arch)
Griffith UniversityM Arch 5558 


University of AdelaideM Arch 3CM015B Arch; (Dip Tech [Arch])
University of South AustraliaM Arch DMAEB Arch; (Dip Tech [Arch])


University of TasmaniaM Arch D7CB Arch; (Grad Dip Arch); (Dip Arch)


University of MelbourneM Arch MC-ARCH (A05-DA or MC-ARCH2Y); M Arch (A05-DB or MC-ARCH3Y)M Arch – Option C (052)*; B Arch. (*Students who have completed the 150 point M Arch are advised to contact the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning to ascertain whether they meet the requirements for Option C)
Royal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyM Arch MC163B Arch; (Assoc & Fellowship Dips in Arch)
Deakin UniversityM Arch S700 or S701M Arch (Design)(Coursework); B Arch; (M Arch (Practice) 1998-2007)
Oceania PolytechnicNo course is currently accreditedB Arch (accredited to December 2011 only)
Monash UniversityF6001 (from 2016) M Arch 3120 (until 2015)


University of Western AustraliaM Arch 25520 
Curtin University of Technology
Please note: MArch offered by Open Universities Australia through Curtin University is not currently accredited.
M Arch MC-ARCHB Arch; (Assoc in Arch)
New Zealand Schools of Architecture *Current Accredited QualificationsPrevious Accredited Qualifications
University of Auckland (University of New Zealand)M Arch (Prof)B Arch; (Dip Arch)
Victoria University of WellingtonM Arch (Prof)B Arch
UNITEC Institute of TechnologyM Arch (Prof)B Arch
Joint NZIA/AERB Special ExaminationCertificate 
Singapore School of Architecture *Current Accredited Qualification
National University of SingaporeM Arch (from July 1999)
Hong Kong Schools of Architecture *Current Accredited Qualification
University of Hong KongM Arch (from December 2010)
Chinese University of Hong KongM Arch (from December 2010)

* Academic qualifications in architecture/Board Examinations from countries with which AACA has an inter-recognition agreement

National Program of Assessment (NPRA)

Successful completion of the NPRA is accepted for AACA listing.

The Built Work Program of Assessment (BWPrA)

Successful completion of the BWPrA, established by the NSW Architect Registration Board, is accepted for AACA listing.

Board Examinations

The following Board Examinations that are no longer on offer are approved for AACA listing:#

  • NSW Assessment of Academic Equivalence for Registration (AAER)
  • QLD Queensland Board Prescribed Examination (Parts 1 & 2)
  • VIC Victorian Board Examination
  • WA Western Australia Board Examination


#Previously, those successful in these Examinations have been required to be registered in the first instance, in the relevant State in which they completed the Examination.


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