The Architectural Practice Board of South Australia administers the Architectural Practice Act 2009.  Its role is to regulate architectural practice for the purpose of maintaining high standards of competence and conduct by registered architects and registered architectural businesses, in order to protect the interests of the public.

The Board's functions include:

  • registering architects and architectural businesses in South Australia
  • approving courses of education and training that provide qualifications for registration
  • conducting the Architectural Practice Examination in South Australia
  • preparing codes of conduct or professional standards for registered architects, or codes of conduct for registered architectural businesses
  • promoting education in architecture, and further knowledge of architecture among the public
  • investigating complaints against registered architects and architectural businesses
  • investigating complaints against unregistered persons or businesses ('holding out', using a prescribed word)