MONA – Museum of Old & New Art, Fender Katsalidis. Photo: Brett Boardman

Australian Institute of Architects

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Architects 11605 (Female %28, Male 72%)
Practices 408
Students and Graduates 5486
Australian Institute of Architects
President Paul Berkemeier
Membership and eligibility Membership is voluntary: eligibility dependent on category
National network New South Wales Chapter, New South Wales Country Division, Newcastle Division, Australian Capital Territory Chapter, Victorian Chapter, Queensland Chapter, Southern Australia Chapter, Western Australia Chapter, Tasmanian Chapter, Northern Territories Chapter
Institute Journal Architecture Australia
Awards Programme AIA National Awards
Code of Conduct or Ethics Yes
Fee Scale None
Conditions of Engagement Client and Architect Agreement (2009)
Professional Indemnity Insurance Recommended
Continuing Professional Development Recommended
State and Territory Architects boards
Protection of Title Yes
Protection of Function None
Licensing Legislation The Architects Acts of the States and Territories of Australia.



Accreditation body for courses in architecture Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) with the Australian Institute of Architects
CAA Schools of Architecture CAA Schools
Other schools recognised by national bodies  Griffith UniversityBond UniversityCharles Darwin University



Requirements To practice in Australia you must form a joint venture with a local architect and comply with some requirements or register with one of the State or Territory Architects Boards.
Guidance CAA have endorsed the ethical standards for cross border practice set out in the CAA Accord on Enhancing Development Effectiveness and the International Union of Architects Guideline for Practice in a Host Nation.
Qualifications from other countries recognised by national bodies Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) recognises qualifications from architecture courses in Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand


[toggle title=”COUNTRY DATA”]Area: 7,682,395 sq km
Largest City: Sydney  pop 3.75m
Population Total: 22,268,000 (2010)
Urban Population: 89%
Population Growth: 1.3% p.a.
GNI p.c.: US$43,770 (2009)
GDP p.c. growth:2.3% p.a. (1990–2010)

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 The Tropic of Capricorn almost bisects the continent, running just north of Alice Springs. The subtropical areas north of this line have summer rainfall and dry winters. South of the Tropic, the rest of the continent and Tasmania are temperate. Continental considerations affect this basic pattern, most coastal areas having some rainfall, whereas a large tract of central Australia has less than 300mm p.a.



Construction Industry Research Organisations Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Building Regulations/Codes (Title of document and publication date/or none) Building Code of Australia (BCA), Volume One and Two; and the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA), as Volume Three (May 2011)


Updated 18/08/13 Please inform us of any errors or out of date information.
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