Candidates are required to record at least 2 years recent practical experience against specified competencies and include a Statement of Practical Experience, which is a brief synopsis of practical experience. Only electronic logbooks are accepted by the ARBV. (No hard copies, or downloaded pages are accepted.)
Logbooks are available on the AACA website under Publications. These are to be filled in and uploaded to your online application as a single PDF file which includes the statutory declaration, list of architects and copy of the degree. The candidate’s name should be used as the file name. Close attention should be paid to the Checklist to ensure that the logbook is complete, and to reduce the risk of it being failed by the examiners.
Submit your application online through our website. Go to the ‘Register’ tab at the top right of this page and follow the prompts.
The statutory declaration form for Victoria and the checklist are available under this tab on the website “APE Resources”.
Information about all aspects of the APE and the National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA) against which assessments in the logbook are made can be obtained from the AACA website under ‘Publications’ (www.aaca.org.au). Click on this link to view the AACA NSCA.
A minimum of 3300 hours Mandatory experience is required across the seven prescribed competencies. Candidates are required, in their statement of practical experience and electronic logbook summary to identify the quality and duration of experience recorded and relate it to the seven mandatory competencies.
There are two APE rounds each year. Dates are available on the home page.
Satisfactory submission of the logbook and Statement enables candidates to proceed to Part 2 of the APE.