Under the Architects Act, the Board accredits architecture programs at Victorian Universities. This accreditation or approval is for the purposes of registration of Architects. The first requirement for registration is having an approved qualification. Accreditation by the Board is also an assurance for the public that architects have appropriate qualifications.
Architecture programs are reviewed and evaluated every five years by a national panel of experts that includes representatives of the ARBV, universities and the profession. Each year, a review panel visits each University to monitor progress with accredited programs.
To check if a course is accredited, please visit the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) website.