The most common pathway to registration is completion of an accredited Australian architecture qualification followed by the Architectural Practice Examination.
A number of alternative pathways are available in defined circumstances.
Local and overseas experienced practitioners may be eligible to complete a fast-track assessment before applying to APBSA for registration and are conducted on APBSA’s behalf by the national body — AACA.
For practitioners who obtained an architectural qualification outside Australia and do not qualify to apply for registration under Mutual Recognition Agreements, the Overseas Qualifications Assessment conducted by AACA provides access to the Architectural Practice Examination.
Here, graduates can find out about the requirements to register as an Architect, including:
- qualifications recognised for registration
- Architectural Practice Examination (APE)
as well as how to go about applying for the APE, registering as an architect, and how you can refer to yourself before registration.
To be registered as an architect you must have an approved qualification recognised for registration by the Architectural Practice Board of SA, and have passed the Architectural Practice Examination.