Architecture Practice Exam (APE) Eligibility

Eligibility to sit the Architecture Practice Exam (APE) as part of registering as an architect in Australia is controlled and managed by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the various state and territory Architects Registration Boards. 

If you wish to sit the APE it is extremely important that you check your eligibility prior to signing up for the PARC Tutorials.  In particular the suitability of your experience for inclusion in the Log Book.  PARC has no control over your eligibility and we can't help if you are not eligible.

Also if you have an architectural degree from another country (other than New Zealand) you will need to have it assessed for equivalency by the AACA.  We strongly suggest you wait until you have received your formal letter from AACA confirming your degree as equivalent before joining us as this can take some time to be issued.  


Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)

The AACA website is where you will find all the information you need regarding both the process of and your eligibility for the APE.  Look under 'Publications' where you can download critical APE documents such as The National Competency Standards, Procedures for Candidates and the Log Book Information and Log Sheets.

AACA also assess the equivalency of overseas qualifications for the purposes of meeting the required prerequisite standard for the APE.  All the information you need to begin this process is on their website.

Local Architects Registration Boards

The APE is managed locally by the various state and territory Registration Boards.  Your local Board's website will have the details of where and when the APE is held in your jurisdiction and any additional requirements they may have for registration.  Click on your state or territory to link to your local Architects Registration Board websites.

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