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National Program of Assessment applications – closes on 2nd June 2017

The NPrA is a competency based assessment for practitioners who have substantial skills and experience in the architectural profession, but do not have a recognised qualification. Successful completion of the NPrA provides entry to the Architectural Practice Examination. Submissions are accepted from candidates with qualifications ranging from undergraduate degrees in architecture; undergraduate degrees in design; […]

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ANZAPAP Review – Stakeholder Consultation during March and April

A review of the Australian and New Zealand Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure (ANZAPAP) was initiated in mid 2015 by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA). An initial round of stakeholder consultations was conducted in early 2016 and the Stage 1 Final Report was completed in June 2016. […]

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International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we want to share Camilla Block’s story on her Pathway to Registration. See here for more information on Pathways to Registration.

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US/Australia/New Zealand MRA now in force

Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA) between the architectural licensing authorities of the United States, Australia, and New Zealand enables Australian architects to gain registration in 29 US jurisdictions that have agreed thus far to these arrangements. Alabama Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, […]

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Pathways to Registration as an Architect in Australia

The National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA) underpins all programs that lead registration as an Architect  in Australia.The Standard identifies the primary activities that are fundamental to the practice of architecture and in relation to which an architect is expected to demonstrate competence in the delivery of professional services. Architects in AustraliaIn each state […]

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Excellent results in the 2015/16 National Program of Assessment (NPrA) Results

67% of candidates who completed the NPrA Program for 2015/16 were successful. The NPrA is a competency based assessment for practitioners who have substantial skills and experience in the architectural profession, but do not have a recognised qualification. Successful completion of the NPrA provides entry to the Architectural Practice Examination. Submissions are accepted from candidates […]

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AACA – New location, New Look

In August 2016, the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) moved its head office from Canberra to Sydney. The move is part of a renewal process that started in 2014 with the appointment of Kate Doyle as CEO.

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