Can you tell me whether my overseas qualification is recognised by AACA?
The AACA considers applications on a case by case basis. Therefore, we do not to provide advice on a qualification until a full application together with supporting documentation and payment of the fee has been received. Details about AACA’s Provisional Assessment process is provided in the Explanatory Notes accompanying Form PA.
用于移民目的的 AACA 职业评估有效期3年，评估周期 12-14 周，大概是3-4个月的样子。评估时不需要雅思。
Can I send my application and documents to AACA electronically?
Please carefully review the Explanatory Notes which accompany the Form being submitted to determine submission format. Currently, applicants submitting Form PA & Form V are required to provide documents which are in hardcopy and are certified in accordance with the outlined requirements. Applications for Form S2 are accepted electronically. Form CA require partial hardcopy submission.
If my overseas qualification is assessed as not suitable for the occupation architect for migration purposes, will AACA advise me how I can upgrade my qualifications to be able to meet the requirements?
Assessment of Overseas Qualifications is a two-stage process. Stage One – Provisional Assessment: based on academic qualifications obtained by coursework. Stage Two – Final Assessment: a detailed assessment of applicants’ experience gained through academic or professional practice. If unsuccessful in Stage Two, advice is provided on areas of deficiencies.
I had a Provisional Assessment a few years ago but my qualifications were found to be not suitable. Now that I have more experience I’d like to apply again.
If you are resident in Australia and have completed a Provisional Assessment you may be eligible to undertake Overseas Qualifications Assessment Stage 2 – Final Assessment.
If you are not resident in Australian and you wish to reapply for an assessment of your qualification for the purpose of migration, you may do so if you have completed additional qualifications in studies related to Architecture.
I’d like to have my qualifications assessed but am waiting for my university to provide one of the required documents. Can I submit my application now and send the remaining document later?
Applications must be complete when submitted, with all supporting documents in the required format. Clear instructions about documentation is provided in the Explanatory Notes which accompany AACA’s application forms.
How long is my skills assessment valid for?
For the purpose of migration, assessments are valid for three years.
What is the level of English language competency required by AACA?
For a Provisional Assessment AACA has no English language requirement. For a Final Assessment a standard English proficiency test is required if the qualification obtained was not undertaken in English. An IELTS Test Certificate (scoring 6.5 or above) or a letter from an employer certifying English language proficiency is sufficient evidence.
How long does it take to process an application for skills assessment?
Generally a maximum of 12-14 weeks to process applications once complete applications are received. If documentation is not complete, not properly certified or translated, or the fee is not paid in the prescribed way, the assessment may take longer as assessments cannot be completed until all documentation requirements have been fully met.
I’ve recently completed an accredited Australian architecture qualification, having previously completed a Bachelor of Architecture overseas. I’d like to have my qualifications assessed for migration purposes. What type of assessment do I apply for and what documents should I provide?
If your qualification is listed as an Accredited Australian Architecture Qualification, you should apply for a verification of your Australian qualification using Form V, found of the Forms & Fees page.
How long does it take to process an application for verification of an Australian qualification for migration purposes?
Applications for verification of Australian qualifications for migration purposes usually take no more than four weeks to complete, provided the fee and complete documentation is provided in accordance with AACA’s requirements. The requirements are set out in the Explanatory Notes which accompany the application form – Form V.