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.

Recognition of Hong Kong Qualifications

Australia has signed a mutual recognition agreement with Hong Kong for recognition of two Hong Kong architectural qualifications.  The agreement is effective from December 2010.

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.

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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