Verification of Australian Accredited Architecture Qualification
The AACA assesses academic qualifications awarded in Australia and overseas for the purpose of migration under the Australian Government Skilled Migration Program, for the occupation ‘Architect’, ANZSCO code 232111.
This verification process is for applicants who hold an accredited architecture qualification from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong or Singapore and require a Skills Assessment for migration purposes only. Applicants whose qualification/s are not on the list are required to undertake the Overseas Qualifications Assessment.
Applicants who wish to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa Post Study Work stream (subclass 485), please be informed that the Department of Home Affairs does not currently require applicants to have a nominated occupation or obtain a skills assessment. Applicants who wish to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa Graduate Work stream (subclass 485), please be informed that the Department of Home Affairs does not require applicants to have a nominated occupation or obtain a skills assessment if lodged before 1 July 2023. If you have any queries regarding visa policy please contact the Department of Home Affairs.
Accredited Architecture Qualifications
See here for the list of accredited qualifications. In Australia, the accredited qualification is normally the Master of Architecture degree. Bachelor-level degrees are not accredited. The Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand sets out the peer review process through which all architecture programs in Australia are assessed against the accreditation standard over five years or ten semester equivalence of learning cycle. This assessment is made by an independent Accreditation Review Panel, composed of practicing architects and academics, which then makes a recommendation on whether and for how long a program should be accredited.
Applicants must have completed an AACA accredited academic qualification in architecture.
- Original copy of accredited Qualification Certificate or Statement of Completion, as issued by the awarding institution
- Original copy of Academic Transcript
- Applicant’s Declaration Form
- Three proof of identity documents
- Payment of fee
- Evidence of change of name (if applicable)
- Authorsing letter for agent (if applicable)
Applications follow the below process and are generally finalised within 4 weeks.
- Receipt of Application
- Application Verification
- Verification of Australian Accredited Architecture Qualification: AUD $380
A card transaction surcharge applies to all payments (1.49% for Australian cards and 2.9% for international cards).
A suitable result letter can be submitted as evidence of a skills assessment to the Department of Home Affairs. A positive verification applies only to the status of your academic qualification(s) and does not offer any guarantee of employment in Australia in the profession or any entitlement to use the title ‘Architect’.
Information about how to lodge your migration application is available from the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.
You do not have to provide the Bachelor degree documents if your Master’s qualification is listed as an Accredited Australian Architecture Qualification. You should apply for a verification of your Australian qualification, see here.