The Board of Architects was established under the Architects Act to protect the public interest by ensuring that people using the term architect have met the National Standard of Competency for Architects and act in a professional manner. After successful completion of the Masters of Architects course a graduate needs to complete 3,300 hours of practical experience across all 15 Performance Criteria of the Competency Standards and successfully complete the Architectural Practice Exam and become registered under the Architects Act to use the term Architect. www.architectsboardtas.org.au
The Board of Architects Prize for Professional Studies recognises excellent achievement in Professional Studies in the final year of the Master in Architecture by a student at the University of Tasmania. The Prize is based in meritorious achievement in aspects of architectural education related to readiness for professional practice based on selected performance criteria in the National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA). These criteria include parts of the Elements in NSCA which are defined in relation to architectural education by the curriculum of Architecture Program at the University of Tasmania.
Awarded to the student with the highest average mark of the following Units:
Year 1 – Professional Studies
Year 1 – Advanced Technologies
Year 2 – Integrated Studio
Year 2 – Professional Project