Continuing Professional Development
The Architects Act 2002 (s16) requires the BOAQ to establish requirements (Continuing Registration Requirements) which, if satisfied demonstrate that an applicant for renewal or restoration of registration has maintained competency in the practice of architecture, in order to renew a person’s registration.
The 'BOAQ has developed it's CPD policy based on a joint policy developed by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects. In this way, architects that are registered in more than one state or territory need only keep one set of CPD records. N.B. For administrative ease, the BOAQ requires architects to report on their CPD activities at the time of annual renewal of registration: the CPD year therefore is from 1 April to 31 March.
Pursuant to s16(4)(a) the BOAQ must keep published the BOAQ's Continuing Registration Requirements (CRRs) on the BOAQ's website. The BOAQ's CRRs are contained in the BOAQ's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy. CPD activities are required to show a relationship to the National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA) – Design, Documentation, Project Delivery and Practice Management.
BOAQ Information Sheet on the NSCA