2022 Architectural Practice Examination Dates Announced

Candidates who wish to undertake the APE in 2022 must submit their Part 1 application (logbook and statement of practice) directly to the relevant Architect Registration Board on or before the following dates:

  • Session 1: Friday 21 January 2022
  • Session 2: Monday 8 July 2022

For the full program dates, please scroll down to the end of this page. Please note that each Board may have a submission time on the due dates, please refer to their website for more details.

About the Architectural Practice Examination

Most candidates seeking registration as an architect in Australia are required to complete the Architectural Practice Examination unless they are eligible to achieve registration via another pathway.

The purpose of the Architectural Practice Examination is to ensure that persons applying to be admitted to a Register of Architects in any state or territory in Australia have an adequate knowledge and understanding of the practice of architecture in Australia and a capacity to exercise professional skill.

The AACA National Standard of Competency for Architects sets out the benchmark competency against which an applicant for registration as an architect in Australia is measured.  The Standard describes what is reasonably expected of a person who can demonstrate the standard of skill, care and diligence widely accepted in Australia as a competent professional architectural practitioner.

The Architectural Practice Examination has been adopted by all Australian state and territory architect registration boards as the national examination in architectural practice used to determine eligibility for registration as an architect.  Candidates apply to sit the exam through the architect registration board in the state or territory where they live. The results of the Architectural Practice Examination are accepted by all boards regardless of which state or territory the candidates sat the examination.

The Architectural Practice Examination is conducted twice each year. It comprises three parts. Once all requirements of the three-part Architectural Practice Examination have been satisfactorily met, candidates can apply to the architect registration board in the state or territory in which they wish to practice.

Most Australian state and territory architect registration boards offer preparatory briefing sessions for candidates.

Application forms for the Architectural Practice Examination and details of briefing sessions are available from each architect registration board.

Key Documents

Please download the following essential documents in preparation for the Architectural Practice Examination.  

 

2022 Architectural Practice Examination Dates

  Session 1 Session 2
Part 1 Applications Open Contact your local Board Contact your local Board
Part 1 Applications Close 21 January 2022* 8 July 2022*
Part 2 National Examination Paper 12 April 2022 13 September 2022
Part 3 Applications Open Contact your local Board Contact your local Board
Part 3 Applications Close Contact your local Board Contact your local Board

*Please note that each Board may have a submission time on the due dates, please refer to their website for more details.

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