The final draft of the National Competency Standard for Architects is now available to stakeholders for comment. Click here to see a summary of how the Review Group has dealt with the most common themes raised in the consultation. Click here to see the final draft of the National Standard of Competency for Architects. The preamble has been expanded to explain in simple terms the Standards and uses. Click here to see the draft Preamble to the National Standard of Competency for Architects. Finally, click here to see how the revised Standard has been mapped against the NCSA. Please forward any comments to [email protected] by 15 September 2014.
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. .
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.
AACA President Ric Thorp has announced changes to the CEO and other staff appointments.
A new portal, Architects in Australia, has been launched to provide a range of information relating to registration as an Architect in the states and territories of Australia. It includes a list of individual Architects practising in those jurisdictions.
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.
The AACA conducts a review of all its processes at five yearly intervals to ensure their continuing relevance. A review of the Architctural Practice Examination (APE) was completed recently, as a result of which the AACA APE documentation has been updated (documentation is available on the Publications page).
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.
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.
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.