Draft Architecture Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand available for comment

The Draft Architecture Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand has been distributed for comment. The Procedure is based upon the Final Recommendations of the ANZAP Review Development Group of July 2017.  

The Architecture Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand will come in to effect in 2018.

We invite comments from all stakeholders on the Procedure and the Guidance Notes developed thus far. Reporting Templates and further Guidance Notes  will be developed over the coming months in response to feedback.

The Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand is administered by the AACA on behalf of the Architect Registration Boards. The Australian Institute of Architects, as the key professional association, is a major stakeholder in accreditation and will sit on the Accreditation Management Committee responsible for oversight of the Procedure.

The Accreditation Management Committee will meet for the first time in mid-November 2017.

All programs, regardless of where they are in the accreditation cycle, will move to Annual Reporting in 2018 (due in September each year).

The first Accreditation Review Panels to be held under the revised Accreditation procedure are expected to begin rolling out from September 2018. The Secretariat will work closely with Providers who are due for an Accreditation Review Panel Visit in 2018.

The costs of implementing the procedure over the 5 year cycle will be shared between the AACA (on behalf of the Architect Registration Boards) and the Program providers.

Calls for expression of interest to join the Standing Panels will be issued shortly. A Training package will be developed for Providers and Training panel Members and implemented by 31 May 2018.

To facilitate reporting by the programs we are looking to develop a portal on AACA’s website by 30 June 2018 for providers to:

  • access information and guidance
  • access reporting templates
  • communicate with the Secretariat
  • submit annual reports
  • submit the Provider Accreditation Statement prior to the 5 yearly Accreditation Review Panel

       Please provide any comments to [email protected] by 3 November 2017. 


Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
Suite 3, Level 5
75 Castlereagh Street

PO Box A2575

(612) 8042 8930
[email protected]

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