Overseas Qualifications Assessment Stage 2 – Final Assessment

Stage 2 is the Final Assessment of an overseas architecture qualification based upon a portfolio of work tested in interview

Stage 2 completes the Overseas Qualifications Assessment.

Applicants must have completed Stage 1 of the Overseas Qualifications Assessment and be resident in Australia holding a visa that allows work rights. Applicants in Australia on a tourist visa are not eligible for Stage 2. 

Applicants demonstrate how their qualifications have equipped them with the skills, knowledge and competencies required to satisfactorily meet the relevant criteria of the National Standard of Competency for Architects.  This is the minimum standard required of a graduate from an accredited program of study in Australia.

Applicants submit a portfolio of between 2 and 4 projects, compiled from any combination of academic and/or professional work, mapped to the relevant performance criteria.

The AACA review of the application and portfolio is followed by an interview where applicants have the opportunity to articulate the ways in which their academic qualification/s and portfolio of work demonstrates these competencies.

Successful applicants are eligible to undertake the Architectural Practice Examination before applying to any state or territory registration board in Australia to become registered as an architect.

Where an application has been unsuccessful, the applicant is provided with specific advice as to how the deficiencies identified can be remedied. 

Detailed guidance can be found in the GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS.

See here for an Online Briefing on the OQA Stage 2. 

You can access the Online Application Form from the AACA Forms and Fees page.



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