If you intend to apply for the APE in the second session of 2021, we encourage you to attend the following webinars, hosted by the Board:
APE Part 3 Candidate Briefing - 16 September 2021, 5.30pm - 7.00pm. Register here.
APE Part 1 & 2 Candidate Briefing - 1 December 2021, 5.30pm - 7.00pm. Register here.
Read the APE Part1 & 2 Guide before you apply online.
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 Experienced Practitioner Assessment. To learn more about the competencies read the NSW ARB National Standard of Competency Guide.
APE Part 1 – Assessment of Eligibility
For more information on how to apply read the AACA's Procedure for Candidates.
For more information on how to fill out your logbook read the AACA's How To Logbook Guide.
DOWNLOAD STATUTORY DECLARATION FORM
APE Part 2 – National Examination Paper (NEP)
The AACA and the Architect Registration Boards agree that this format for the NEP will facilitate national consistency of application of the NEP in 2021 given the ongoing COVID 19 situation.
See here for more information on online remote proctoring and here for the answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions.
The NEP is a computer-based 1-hour ‘closed book’ scenario-style exam conducted simultaneously by all registration boards twice a year. Candidates can only undertake Part 2 in the same jurisdiction where they submitted for Part 1. A 'Pass' in Part 2 is a condition of admission to Part 3.
APE Part 3 – Examination by Interview
|Part 1 and 2||$525|
|Part 2 only*||$245|
*applicable only within 12 months of initial application.