Experienced Practitioners – fast-track to registration

Experienced Practitioners – fast-track to registration

AACA’s Experienced Practitioner Assessment (EPA) provides an alternate fast-track pathway to registration for practitioners with relevant education and experience at executive level in complex projects.

Assessment of applications is conducted via an administrative review for eligibility verification, followed by a panel-based Competency Assessment Interview.

However, for the EPA pathway, to be registered in Western Australia applicants must first register in any other state or territory in Australia and then apply through the standard Australian mutual recognition acts. Applicants must first nominate the State that they intend to apply for registration.


Architect Registration

Successful completion of this program allows applicants to bypass the Architectural Practice Examination and apply directly for registration as an architect with their state or territory architects registration board.

Note: Applicants can apply for either the EPA or the APE, but not both concurrently.

Successful applicants may also request a Skills Assessment letter for migration purposes. 


Applications are generally finalised within 15 weeks. Timeframes are dependent upon the submission of all necessary documentation and the interview availability (if applicable).

Application Fees

    • Experienced Practitioner Assessment Local  AUD $3,420
    • Experienced Practitioner Assessment Overseas AUD $4,720
    • Experienced Practitioner Assessment Overseas Modified* AUD $3,540
    • Additional Interview Fee AUD $2,140

*Available to applicants who have previously had their overseas qualification/s assessed by AACA.
A card transaction surcharge applies to all payments (1.49% for Australian cards and 2.9% for international cards).

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