The Commonwealth Association of Architects recommends that qualifications from UK schools of architecture can be recognised for registration purposes. However, you may have to sit a professional practice exam or gain experience in a local practice.
Anyone using the title 'architect' or offering services to the public as an architect, must by law be registered with the architects' board in the relevant state or territory. Each state and territory has its own architects' board.
Generally, to register as an architect you need:
a recognised academic qualification in architecture, a pass in the National Program of Assessment (NPrA), or a pass in the relevant registration board prescribed examinations where offered;
a period of training through experience followed by successful completion of the AACA Architectural Practice Examination (APE); and
to apply for registration to the architects' board in the state or territory in which registration is sought.
Please contact the Architects' Accreditation Council of Australia, and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, to find out the procedure which applies to you.
Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
Suite 1, Level 2
28-36 Ainslie Avenue
T: +61 (02) 6230 0506
F: +61 (02) 6230 7879
Australian Institute of Architects
Level 2, 7 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600
PO Box 3373
MANUKA ACT 2603
T: +61 (02) 6121 2000
F: +61 (02) 6121 2001