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    AACA invites interested parties to National Competency Standards in Architecture review forum

    Geraldine Chua

    The Review Group for the AACA National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA) invites interested parties and stakeholders to the NCSA Review Forum, which will look at the progress to date on the revision of the Competency Standards.

    The Review Group was commissioned by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) to undertake a thorough examination of the NCSAs incorporating the testing of the overall structure, content and terminology.

    It is believed that a deep review of the standards will enable confidence in the rigour of the required competencies.

    As part of this process, feedback on the current standards was received from stakeholders and interested parties. In response, the Review Group then proposed revisions to the NCSA in content and format.

    The process of Review will continue to gather feedback on proposals for the revised NCSA through a series of Fora undertaken in each state and territory. While these Fora are only a part of the process of review that will lead to a final version, it is expected that they will be integral to achieving a solid basis for consultation.

    The timetable for the Fora is:

    Melbourne:

    Monday 17 February 2014

    12 noon – 2 pm

    AIA Victorian Chapter, 41 Exhibition St, Melbourne

    Hobart:

    Monday 24 February 2014

    12 noon – 2 pm

    Board Office, Board of Architects, Level 2, 94 Liverpool St, Hobart

    Canberra:

    Wed 26 February 2014

    12 noon – 2 pm

    Board Room, AIA ACT Chapter, 2a Mugga Way, Red Hill

    Brisbane:

    Thurs 6 Mar 2014

    12 noon – 2 pm

    Auditorium, AIA Queensland Chapter, 70 Merivale St, South Brisbane

    Sydney:

    Friday 7 March 2014

    3 pm – 4.30 pm (*Please note that the time for the NSW forum was amended)

    Auditorium, AIA NSW Chapter, Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point

    Adelaide:

    Thurs 13 March 2014

    12 noon – 2 pm

    Meeting Room, AIA SA Chapter, 100 Flinders St, Adelaide

    Perth:

    Friday 14 March 2014

    12 noon – 2 pm

    Board Room, AIA WA Chapter, 33 Broadway, Nedlands

    The AACA is recognised as the national organisation responsible for advocating, coordinating and facilitating national standards for the registration of architects in Australia, and for the recognition of Australian architects overseas by relevant registration authorities.

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