AACA Update on the Coronavirus COVID-19 (16 March 2020)

The AACA is continuing to monitor the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation. We are following the guidance of the Commonwealth and State Health Departments on appropriate steps. Given the evolving Coronavirus situation in Australia, the AACA has determined that the APE National Examination Paper currently scheduled for the 21 April will be postponed until 18 August.

The decision to postpone the NEP was made by the AACA after considering advice from AACA consultants, current Government advice on restrictions on gatherings of people – currently of 500 persons but likely to be tightened further – and projections of the spread of the virus over the next 6 weeks.

Candidates will be automatically enrolled in the National Examination Paper on 18 August. All Candidates will be advised of this postponement in the notice of outcome letter for APE Stage 1 issued by the Architect Registration Boards.

For further information contact your local Architect Registration Board.

Can I get a refund?

There will be no refunds as the NEP is postponed to the 18 August not cancelled outright. If you consider exceptional circumstances apply, then you should contact your local Architect Registration Board.

What happens if I am outside the 2 year period for completion of the all parts of the APE due to the postponement of the NEP on 21 April?

The 2 year period for completion of the all parts of the APE due to the postponement of the NEP on 21 April will take into account any postponements of Parts 2 and 3.

Will my Part 3 interview be delayed?

All interviews will be held post the NEP on the 18 August.

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