Architectural Practice Examination

The dates for the Architectural Practice Examination (APE) in 2017 are as follows. 

APE Briefing Session

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

5pm to 6.30pm

To register your attendance please contact the Board on 08 9287 9920 or via email: info(at)architectsboard.org.au

Round 1 - 2017

Enrolment: Parts 1 & 2: Open from Thursday, 2 February 2017 through to 4.00pm Wednesday, 15 February 2017. 

The National Examination Paper: Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Interviews: Will be scheduled the week beginning Monday, 22 May 2017

Note: Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Candidates resubmitting for the written exam or the interview must submit their logbooks and statement of practical experience during these submission dates to be included in the round. 

APE Briefing Session

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

5pm to 6.30pm

To register your attendance please contact the Board on 08 9287 9920 or via email: info(at)architectsboard.org.au

Round 2 - 2017

Enrolment: Parts 1&2: Open from Thursday, 29 June 2017 through to 4.00pm Wednesday, 12 July 2017.

The National Examination Paper: Tuesday, 22 August 2017.

Interviews: Will be scheduled the week beginning Monday, 16 October 2017.

Note: Late submissions will not be accepted.

Candidates resubmitting for the written exam or the interview must submit their revised logbooks and statement of practical experience during these submission dates to be included in the round. 

APE

Please note, from January, 1 2015 the requirement for minimum hours logged in the logbook will be 3300 hours. 

Part 1: Eligibility – Logbook and Statement of Practical Experience

Candidates are required to record at least 2 years recent practical experience against specified competencies and include a Statement of Practical Experience, which is a brief synopsis of practical experience.  

This information can be downloaded via the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) website under 'Publications' (www.aaca.org.au). Refer to the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA), Procedures for Candidates (NCSA PC) and Reference Guide for Candidates (NCSA REF/G).

Click here to download AACA's Logbook Information.

Click here to download the Log Sheets (Logbook)

Click here to download the Logbook Submission Instructions (Information Sheet 11).

Please note that hard copy logbooks will no longer be accepted by the Board.

Part 2: National Examination Paper (NEP)

The NEP is a one hour 'CLOSED BOOK' multiple choice paper. A sample examination paper is available on the AACA website (www.aaca.org.au) under 'Publications'.

A pass in the NEP is required before a candidate can be invited to proceed to interview. 

Part 3: Examination by Interview

On successful completion of Part 2, candidates receive an invitation to attend the interview.

Each candidate is interviewed by two Architects Board of WA examiners who are experienced practitioners, on the range of work and experience presented by the candidate.

Click here for Part 3 Application Form.

Duration: one hour.

Satisfactory Completion of the APE:

Once all of Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the APE have been successfully completed, candidates will be invited to apply for registration in Western Australia. 

Applications for registration are considered by the Board at it's monthly meeting. 

Fees

The following examination fees are being reviewed and are subject to change:
   Parts 1 & 2: $357
   Part 3: $306