Education &
Standards

The 2018 Daryl Jackson Award | New Academic Street, RMIT University | Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects | Photographer: Peter Bennetts

Education and Standards

PROMOTING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN ARCHITECTURE

Through active involvement in every level of education and training for students, emerging professionals and practicing architects, the Institute is dedicated to pursuing the highest standards of education and architectural practice.

AUSTRALASIAN SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE

Where can I study?

The following schools offer architecture courses that are recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects and accredited by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the relevant state/territory architecture boards.

University of Canberra – Faculty of Arts & Design

University of Newcastle – Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
University of New South Wales – Faculty of the Built Environment
University of Technology Sydney – Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building

Charles Darwin University – School of Creative Arts & Design

Queensland University of Technology – School of Design
University of Queensland – School of Architecture

University of Adelaide – School of Architecture & Built Environment
University of South Australia – School of Art, Architecture & Design

University of Tasmania – School of Architecture & Design

Unitec Institute of Technology – Department of Architecture
University of Auckland – National Institute of Creative Arts & Industries
Victoria University of Wellington – School of Architecture

Accreditation of Architecture schools

Professional architecture courses in Australia are subject to accreditation administered by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia through the AACA Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand. For further information please refer to the AACA website.

Funding and Scholarships

ARE YOU SEEKING ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT YOUR STUDY IN AUSTRALIA AND OVERSEAS?

Browse through the following resources for information on fundings and/or scholarships.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

ONGOING EDUCATION FOR MEMBERS

We are committed to the ongoing development of our members as highly valued, skilled and relevant professionals through our education programs and resources.

Become a member and access our resource library for a wide range of practice and advisory notes on managing various architectural projects.

Our national and chapter level CPD programs offer tailored learning opportunities for built environment professionals and offer formal CPD points for maintaining professional registration.

National EDUCATION Unit

We develop educational policies and standards to ensure students get the best quality architecture programs they need to succeed in the profession.

The Institute’s National Education Committee focuses on all aspects of undergraduate education, from education and research policies to careers information. The committee consists of Institute members across Australia – practicing architects and academics as well as representatives from the Institute’s student and graduate networks.

For further information, contact:

National Education Unit
education@architecture.com.au
1800 770 617

Enquiry

TERTIARY EDUCATION OF ARCHITECTS POLICY

We believe that education is the essential foundation of any profession and we stay committed to developing and maintaining the architectural education standards through our Tertiary Education of Architects Policy and active engagement with Australasian Schools of Architecture and accrediting bodies.

Tertiary Education of Architects Policy

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INSTITUTIONALISING NATIONAL STANDARDS

A HISTORY OF THE INCORPORATION OF THE AACA AND NSCA

Revisit the history of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA), its role in the development of the National Competency Standards in Architecture (NSCA), and gain an understanding of the changes happening across the architecture landscape in recent years, as well as the profession’s possible futures.