Pathways to Registration

The APBSA recognises five pathways to registration. These pathways are also recognised by other registration boards in Australia.  The APBSA and the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA), are jointly involved in the assessment procedure for the pathways.  

1. Graduate of an Australian Accredited Architecture Qualification 
2. Graduate of an Overseas Architecture Qualification (Overseas Qualifications Assessment (OQA))
3. No Qualification - minimum seven years industry experience (National Program of Assessment (NPrA)) - 2020 Timetable
4. Overseas Experienced Practitioner (OEP)
5. Local Experienced Practitioner (LEP)

Pathways 1, 2 and 3 require applicants to undertake and pass the Architectural Practice Examinations (APE) after successfully completing their qualification or qualification assessment (ie pathways 1 and 2).  Successful candidates through the NPrA procedure are also required to undertake and pass the Architectural Practice Examination.  Passing the APE for these candidates (Parts 1, 2 and 3) enables candidates to apply for registration.

Pathways 4 and 5, once successfully assessed, enable the applicant to apply for registration.