Stage 2 of the review of the National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA) is now complete and an Issues Paper has been released to inform further consultation with stakeholders.
The Issues Paper can be accessed here.
The purpose of the Issues Paper is to:
- Outline the methodology and consultation framework for the project
- Provide the initial position from the NSCA Review Expert Reference Group on the threshold matters to be considered
- Provide the basis for stakeholders to respond to the views and recommendations proposed in the paper
Responses to the Issues Paper must be received by AACA by no later than Friday 31st July.
Stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback using the guidance described at Enclosure 5 of the Paper. Support in using the requested structure will assist the AACA and Expert Reference Group in analysing all feedback, identifying the relative merit of recommendations, and the drafting of revisions to the Standard. Respondents are encouraged to favour concise statements of support and/or alternative views and recommendations rather than general comment.
Feedback received in this consultation phase will inform the drafting of revisions to the NSCA. A final consultation stage is planned for feedback on the revised NSCA in October and November.
All important details, including updates on progress, can be found on the 2020 Review of the NSCA webpage here.