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The AACA (Architects Accreditation Council of Australia) is approved authority to conduct skill assessment for the occupation “Architect” – ANZSCO code 232111. The AACA skill assessment is a pivotal process for architects seeking to practice in and migrate to Australia. It evaluates qualifications and experience to ensure alignment with Australian standards. This assessment is essential for architects aiming to establish themselves professionally in Australia, validating their expertise and facilitating a smooth transition into the local architectural industry. The positive AACA skill assessment is also one of crucial documents that needs to be submitted to Department of Home Affairs if you wish to apply for Australian point-tested visa subclasses.  

What are documents required for an AACA skill assessment?    

The documents required for a AACA skill assessment – Accredited Australian Qualification Assessment scheme – include:  

Qualification Documents:  

  • Original copy of the Master of Architecture degree certificate  
  • Original copy of your academic transcript  

Identification Documents:  

  • Your passport  
  • At least two other photo ID documents, such as: Birth Certificate, National ID card, Driver License, Student ID card, Marriage Certificate 
  • Your photo when bearing your ID documents. 

If you have completed an accredited Master Degree in Architecture in Australia, then you don’t need work experience to get a positive skill assessment result.  

However, if you don’t have an accredited qualification in Australia, then you must apply for the “Overseas Qualifications Assessment” scheme, which normally requires at least 6 months of relevant, paid work experience.  

Want to know more information about “Overseas Qualifications Assessment”? Contact our experienced migration agent today at 07 3003 1899 or 

How to apply for AACA skill assessment?      

  • Create an Account: Register on the AACA website to access the application forms and submission guidelines. 
  • Prepare Documentation: Gather necessary documents as mentioned above.  
  • Complete Application Form: Fill out the application form accurately, providing all required information and attaching the necessary documents. 
  • Submit Application: Once the application is complete and all documents are assembled, submit the application through the AACA portal. 
  • Payment of Fees: Pay the required assessment fees as outlined by AACA. Please note that your application is only assessed after you make the payment.  

Contact our experienced migration agent today if you need help for AACA application process 

What is AACA skill assessment fee?


Verification of Australian Accredited Architecture Qualification

Verification of Australian accredited architecture qualifications for the purpose of migration.


Overseas Qualifications Assessment

Assessment of overseas qualifications in architecture (previously known as Combined Stage 1 and Stage 2).

$3,370  APPLY NOW

Overseas Qualifications Assessment – Stage 2 Only

Final Skills Assessment of overseas qualifications in architecture for applicants who has already previously submitted a Provisional/Stage 1 assessment.

$2,590  APPLY NOW

Priority Processing Service

To utilise the Priority Processing Service, Applicants must ensure that they have submitted both the assessment application and an additional payment.



Who needs to undergo the AACA skill assessment?

Architects who wish to migrate to Australia, apply for permanent residency, or gain recognition for their qualifications for work in Australia usually require this assessment. 

How long does AACA skill assessment take?

AACA applications have been usually assessed within 4 weeks. Please make sure to prepare and submit all the required documents to avoid the delay in assessing process.  

For the skill assessment renewal, it only takes 10 working days to complete. 

How long is AACA skill assessment valid for?

For migration purposes, the Skills Assessment letters from AACA are valid for 3 years from the date of issue. If your Skill Assessment validity is expiry, you can submit a re-issue request to AACA, and your new skill assessment can be issued within 10 working days.  

Can architects get a PR in Australia?

Yes, the occupation “Architect” ANZSCO code 232111 is on the long and medium strategic skills list (MLTSSL), so you have various options to become an Australian permanent resident. You can apply for a Visa 189, 190, 491, 186 or 494.  

Can I appeal if my assessment outcome is unfavourable?

Yes, you can. There is usually an appeal process available for applicants who disagree with the assessment outcome. The appeal has to be lodged within 28 days from the date you receive the skill assessment result and must be lodged in writing to the CEO of AACA.  

How can SOL Migration help you to obtain a positive skill assessment?      

SOL Migration has a strong team of 5 experienced Registered Migration Agents. Our Registered Migration Agents will assess your eligibility and guide you throughout all the application process. We will assist you in preparing all the relevant documents for your application. 

Contact us today on 07 3003 1899 or fill out the enquiry form. Our team will contact you within 24 hours at the latest!  

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