Students & graduates (SONA, EmAGN)

Student and graduate members of the Australian Institute of Architects have access to a huge range of support networks and forums, information, resources, events, prizes and competitions.

Student members

SONA (Student Organised Network for Architecture) is the national student-membership body of the Australian Institute of Architects. It represents over 2000 student members.

SONA aims to advance the interests of architecture students, architectural education and architecture through the promotion of student work and thinking. SONA members are the new wave of Australian design talent and are involved across a broad range of Institute events and activities.

For information on SONA membership to go to

Graduate members

EmAGN (Emerging Architects and Graduates Network) – pronounced 'imagine' – is a network which supports graduates and emerging architects in their transition from student to experienced architect.

There are EmAGN groups active in all states and territories.

For information on EmAGN membership go to


For information on registration and the Architectural Practice Examination, please visit the Registration page.

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Agony Architects is where some of Australia's wisest and most amusing architects answer the tricky questions. We hope their words of wisdom will answer some of the questions that university can't, and help you learn what is really involved with getting a job in architecture. Receive handy tips such as what to put in your folio, how to make your application stand out, and what it takes to get the job done.

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