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First Japanese APEC architect registered in NSW

Mr Hisao Fujita is the first Japanese APEC architect to be registered in an Australian jurisdiction under the APEC Architect Agreement. After successfully completing the AACA Supplementary Assessment Process, the NSW Architects Registration Board accepted his application for registration on 20 August 2014. An APEC Architect   is a person who is registered or licensed as an architect in a participating economy for a period of at least seven years. Under the APEC Architect Agreement  Australia and New Zealand have agreements with Japan, Singapore and Chinese Taipei.  This means that APEC Architects from Japan, Singapore and Chinese Taipai may apply to the AACA to sit the APEC Architect Supplementary Assessment process to determine whether they have an appropriate knowledge of the provision of architectural services in Australia in order to operate at the standard expected of architects in Australia. Australian architects with more than seven years post registration experience may apply to be included on the Australian APEC Architect Register. Australian APEC architects are then eligible to apply to the above jurisdictions bypass those regular assessments and simply sit the Domain Specific Assessment in the respective jurisdictions.

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Labour market update from Department of Employment

The Australian Labour Market Update publication (ALMU) is a quarterly publication prepared by the Department of Employment on labour market issues to better inform community organisations, migrant resource centres, recent migrants and overseas people interested in working or settling in Australia on a temporary or permanent basis. The July 2014 Hot Topic focuses on architects and landscape architects. See http://www.employment.gov.au/australian-labour-market-update-publication. .

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APEC Architect

Australia has now signed Bi-lateral Agreements under the APEC Architect framework with Chinese Taipei and Japan, and a trilateral Agreement with Singapore and New Zealand.

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Review of the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA)

The AACA conducts a review of all its processes at five yearly intervals to ensure their continuing relevance.  As part of that process a review of the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA) is underway. A series of Fora will shortly be conducted around Australia.  Details are contained in the attached invitation. A copy of the Power Point presentation prepared for the Fora, together with a paper on proposed draft revisions to the NCSA, intended to provoke discussion, can be accessed here.

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What’s happening

Australia has now signed Bi-lateral Agreements under the APEC Architect framework with Chinese Taipei and Japan, and a Tri-lateral Agreement with Singapore and New Zealand.

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Review of Graduate Equivalence (RGE)

AACA has developed a new process, as part of the  assessment of overseas academic qualifications in architecture for the purpose of meeting the academic requirements leading to the process of registration as an architect in Australia.   People with overseas qualifications in architecture who no longer have their student portfolio, but who meet certain other criteria, including a prior Provisional Assessment, can obtain a final assessment of their qualifications through this process.   Further details can be accessed from the Overseas Educated page.  

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