APE Examiner Nominations in 2020

The Board is currently reviewing its standing panel of examiners for the Architectural Practice Examination. Nominations have now closed.

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The purpose of this review was to ensure greater quality and consistency in the conduct of APE Part 3 interviews. These interviews are conducted by the Board on behalf of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) twice each year.

The Board has sought nominations for examiners for APE Part 3 interviews. Applicants are expected to be available during the exam periods (May and October) for at least one year and up to three years. The honorarium paid to examiners is $140 per candidate interviewed.

Please note that if you are already on the NSW Standing Panel of Examiners you do not need to re-nominate in 2020.

Applicants will be assessed against the following selection criteria:

  • Current registration as an architect in Australia and a minimum of five years post-registration experience;
  • An understanding of the role of the NSW Architects Registration Board;
  • Knowledge of the National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA);
  • Current and significant experience in the NSCA Elements of Competency relating to Practice Management (9); Project Delivery (7 & 8); Documentation (6); and Detailed Design (5);
  • An understanding of the contemporary architectural practice environment.
  • Experience in the supervision and mentoring of graduates of architecture and early-career architects;
  • Familiarity with the AACA APE Procedure for Candidates and APE Guide for Assessors; and
  • Ability to synthesize complex information and formulate decisions in a team environment.

If you wish to nominate as an examiner, please complete the APE Examiners Nomination Form by 5.00pm Monday, 6 April 2020. (Nominations have now closed)

Nominations will be assessed by a Selection Committee comprising the APE Convenor (Chair), the Registrar and a Board member.  Appointments will be for 3 years, with re-nomination required at the end of each 3-year period.

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