The AACA Architectural Practice Examination (APE) is a nationally consistent three-part competency-based assessment process. APE applications are open two seasons per year. All candidates seeking registration as an architect in Australia are required to successfully complete the APE unless exempted through an eligible overseas assessment process or the Local Experience Practitioner Program. For more information, read the APE and LEP Guide.
APE Part 1 – Assessment of Eligibility
APE Part 2 – National Examination Paper (NEP)
APE Part 3 – Examination by Interview
|APE Part 1 & 2||$450|
|Part 2 Re-sit*||$230|
|APE Part 3||$395|
*applicable only within 12 months of initial application.
This program provides an alternate pathway to registration for graduates of Australian accredited architecture programs with minimum 7 years relevant experience demonstrated through a portfolio of four to six complex architectural projects. Successful applicants will be eligible to register as architects with any jurisdiction in Australia.
LEP applications are open for submission anytime during the year. Applications submitted during the APE Part 3 period will be included in the APE Part 3 timetable for interview - this usually occurs during May and October each year.