To work as an architect in Victoria, the Architects Act requires you to be registered with the ARBV. Even if you are registered as an architect in another part of Australia or in another country, you still need to register as an architect in Victoria.
Most people seeking to register as an architect in Victoria take the Architectural Practice Examination. It is conducted twice a year in all Australian states and territories. It is a 3-part examination that assesses your knowledge and understanding of the practice of architecture in Australia.
Find out more about the Architectural Practice Examination.
You may be eligible for the Experienced Practitioner Assessment pathway to registration, if you:
- have experience working on complex projects and completed a relevant architectural degree in Australia or in another country
- you were registered as an architect overseas.
Find out more about Experienced Practitioner Assessment.
If you are registered as an architect in another Australian state or territory, New Zealand or select other countries, you may be eligible for the mutual recognition pathway to registration.
Find out more about mutual recognition.
There are 3 different pathways to registration as an architect in Victoria
The three pathways for registration as an arcitect in Victoria are:
- Architectural Practice Examination (APE)
- Experienced Practitioner Assessment (EPA)
- Mutual Recognition
Reviewed 20 September 2022