Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)

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The AACA assesses academic qualifications for the occupation of 'Architect' (ANZSCO code 232111) for migration purposes.

The Australian Architectural Accreditation Council (AACA) assesses academic qualifications globally, focusing on the occupation of ‘Architect’ (ANZSCO code 232111) for migration purposes. They provide skills assessment letters based on accredited architecture qualifications and oversee verification processes.

Eligibility Pathways for Architecture Qualifications

For individuals seeking migration to Australia as architects, the AACA offers various pathways based on their qualifications. Here are the key categories:

Australian Qualifications

  1. If you hold an accredited architecture qualification from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, or Singapore, you can obtain a Skills Assessment letter through a straightforward verification process.
  2. If your Australian qualification is not on the accredited list, you may be eligible for the Overseas Qualifications Assessment.

UK Qualifications (RIBA Part 1 and 2)

Applicants who completed United Kingdom Architects Registration Board (UK ARB) prescribed qualifications, known as RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Part 1 and Part 2 may be eligible for a Skills Assessment letter under the UK/AUS Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Other Overseas Qualifications

Those with academic qualifications in architecture from institutions outside Australia must undergo the Overseas Qualifications Assessment or the Experienced Practitioner Assessment for a Skills Assessment letter.

Dual Australian and Overseas Qualifications

If one of your qualifications is on the accredited list, you can utilise a simple verification process for a Skills Assessment letter. Others need the Overseas Qualifications Assessment or the Experienced Practitioner Assessment.

Skills Assessment Renewal

  1. Skills Assessment letters for migration purposes are valid for three years. 
  2. Renewal options are available, and applicants can use the online form for Overseas Qualifications Assessment Stage 2 renewal. 
  3. Verification of Australian Accredited Architecture Qualification can be renewed by submitting a new verification application. 
  4. Fees and processing times apply, with a surcharge for card transactions.

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