The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) is an independent, self-funded, Not-For-Profit organisation set up by the statutory state and territory Architect Registration Boards. The AACA support nationally consistent high quality qualifications and licensing of architects in Australia.
The following career opportunities are currently available at AACA.
Programs and Assessment Officer
Join AACA as a key member of the team, reporting into the CEO, you will be responsible for the assessment of AACA’s various architectural accreditation programs, utilising your outstanding coordination and project management skills to successfully operate our programs against relevant standards and ensure quality assurance practices are met. You will work collaboratively with AACA’s wider assessment team and assist in providing outstanding service to our clients and stakeholders.
You will be required to have high level organisation and effective planning skills with the ability to prioritise competing tasks and projects, and ensure all work is completed to quality standards.
The opportunity with AACA will allow you to apply your developed knowledge and skills in this space in a very supportive, project management-based role.
AACA is proud to provide a flexible, safe work culture that is appreciative of diversity. We have flexibility in core working hours and location (a flexible combination of working from home and in the Sydney CBD office).
This role is designed to be a part-time position (4 days per week) with the opportunity to work remotely from home 1 day per week, with the exception of the initial training process which will be provided in the office.
Key tasks include:
- Ongoing review, assessment and recommendations of AACA’s programs, including:
- Accreditation of Architectural Education Providers – coordinate the peer review process through which all architecture programs in Australia are assessed against the accreditation standards
- Overseas Qualification Assessment – Assessing overseas qualifications in architecture for migration and registration purposes, including research and analysis of relevant educational and registration systems
- Experienced Practitioner Assessment (EPA) – assessing applications to fast-track registration for practitioners with relevant education and experience at an executive level in complex projects
- Architectural Practice Examination (APE) – ensuring persons applying to be admitted to a Register of Architects in any state or territory in Australia have an adequate knowledge and understanding of the practice of architecture in Australia and a capacity to exercise professional skill
- National Program of Assessment (NPrA) – managing the competency-based assessments for those who have substantial skills and experience in the architectural profession, but do not have a recognised architectural qualification
- Provision of secretariat services for panel members and committees
- Liaison with stakeholders, committee members and panel members
- Preparation of monthly reports on applications and website usage
- Additional support to CEO on special projects as they arise
Key attributes required include:
- Experience in co-ordination and project management
- Excellent organisational, administrative and time management skills with the ability to manage competing tasks and priorities
- Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills
- Outstanding writing and analytical skills to support a range of different projects and research requirements
- Sophisticated computer literacy abilities including MS Office
- Self-motivation, with the ability to work with limited supervision within a team environment
- Prior knowledge of architectural training and educational systems not required
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply please submit the following 2 items via Seek:
- CV (maximum of 4 pages)
- Cover Letter (maximum of 2 pages) – Please detail how your experience relates to the role and required experience and attributes as outlined above.
More information may be sought from candidates prior to shortlisting for interview. If shortlisted for interview, please be prepared to provide minimum two current referees that may be contacted by phone.
Office and Project Administrator
We are looking for an experienced Office and Project Administrator to join our team in Sydney. The role requires the ability to work in a complex and sensitive environment, effectively manage external relationships with stakeholders and contribute to the development of strategic initiatives of the AACA.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Coordinate and administer the delivery of AACA assessment programs
- Provide project administration support across AACA programs
- Provide regular reports on AACA assessment procedures in consultation with the CEO
- Prepare procedural documents and guidance
- Manage the office calendar and coordinating team meetings
- Coordinate the effective running of the office – managing office supplies and equipment, housekeeping
- General administrative support to the team
- Secretarial support at relevant meetings, including preparation and distribution of agenda items, meeting minutes, correspondence, memos and reports
- Office event organisation – Christmas Party, team socials and monthly team communication days
We are looking for someone who enjoy working in a small office environment, are willing to take the initiative and are effective problem solvers.
- 3 + Years’ experience in a similar role in professional services
- High level interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to a diverse range of individuals
- Strong customer service focus, with a high level of professionalism, tact and diplomacy
- Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail with proven ability to prioritise, coordinate and organise resources
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite and database management
- An ability to prepare high quality presentation materials
- High level attention to detail
- Excellent office system organisation skills
More information may be sought from candidates prior to shortlisting for interview. If shortlisted, you will be asked to provide details of two referees who may be contacted by phone.
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.