Experienced Practitioner Assessment Program

The Experienced Practitioner Assessment Program provides an alternate ‘fast-track’ pathway to registration in Australia for both local and overseas qualified practitioners with experience at the executive level in complex projects and are not eligible for registration under existing mutual recognition arrangements.

Successful completion of this program allows applicants to bypass the Architectural Practice Examination and apply directly for registration as an architect with their state or territory architects registration board. Assessment of applications is conducted via an administrative review for eligibility verification, followed by a panel-based Competency Assessment Interview.

Applicants are assessed against relevant Performance Criteria of the National Standard of Competency for Architects. For this level of assessment all Performance Criteria must be demonstrated at the level of application of knowledge and skills in architectural practice which is the standard expected of a practising architect in Australia.