- Applicants must hold an approved Australian academic qualification in Architecture.
See list of accredited programs.
- Relevant professional experience
7 years’ post-graduation experience, including 3 years providing architectural services on complex projects under the supervision of an architect or in a self-employed capacity operating at executive (principal decision maker) level. Read Information Sheet for LEP
- Be resident in Australia
Supply proof of citizenship or permanent residency (copy of front page of Australian passport or birth certificate; permanent or relevant temporary visa as issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection)
This program provides an alternative pathway to registration for graduates of Australian accredited architecture programs with minimum 7 years relevant experience at executive level in at least six complex architectural projects; a minimum of 3 years practising at executive level (principal decision maker); and 12 months relevant professional experience in Australia within the last 3 years. You will bypass the Architectural Practice Examination (APE) and will become eligible to register upon successful completion.
Go to https://www.architects.nsw.gov.au/ape-online-application
Follow the 5 Steps online. Select Local Experienced Practitioner Application.
You must ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria before you proceed with this application. If you do not meet the above criteria you can prepare your logbook and undertake the Architectural Practice Examination
Submit the required documents in PDF.
LEP Document #1
- Current CV Maximum 4 pages
- Statutory Declaration
- Degree Testamur
- Proof of Residency
- PDF copy of either Proof of residency as issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection; or Copy of Australian Passport at photo identification page
- Proof of Name Change, if applicable
- 2 References
Maximum 2 pages each, from persons who can comment on the applicant’s professional capacity to operate to the standard expected of an architect in Australia, one of whom must be an Architect registered in Australia. Contact details of referees must be supplied as they may be contacted for verification.
LEP Document #2
- Project Portfolio
The portfolio is used to present extracts from the 4-6 Complex Projects (built work only) to demonstrate the required Performance Criteria from the NSCA. Maximum 2 pages per project
- Project Summary
For each Project referenced in the Portfolio, include a Project Summary with the following information:
- Project Name + Location
- Building Type + Cost
- Job title on project and description of Applicant’s role/responsibilities
- Project date of completion
- Project description (maximum 500 words) linking relevant aspects of the Applicant’s responsibilities to the required Performance Criteria of the NSCA.
Before you proceed with the application, please ensure your submission is complete to avoid delay.
Tick box to confirm that details are correct.
Proceed to payment.
A receipt will be sent to your email address. You must print this receipt and keep it in a safe place for future reference.
Your interview time will be arranged and you will receive a notification by email.