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Architect Registration - Tasmania


You will need this registration if you intend to use the title 'architect' in respect of any business that you carry on. Registration is also required if you intend to otherwise indicate that you are qualified as an architect.

Architects provide consumers of building services with a range of professional services, including:

  • planning
  • strategic and land-use planning
  • urban design
  • provision of preliminary studies, design, models, drawings, specifications and technical documentation
  • coordination of technical documentation prepared by others as appropriate and without limitation (consulting engineers, landscape architects and other specialist consultants)
  • construction economics
  • contract administration
  • monitoring of construction and project management.

There are three classes of individual architects:

  • practising architect
  • non-practising architect
  • practising architect (automatic mutual recognition).

This registration allows you to become accredited as a building services provider under the Occupational Licensing Act. You will also need accreditation under the Occupational Licensing Act as a building services provider if the building project costs $20,000 or more.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • have a recognised academic qualification in architecture or a pass in the National Program of Assessment
  • have passed any other required oral or written examinations set by the Board
  • have completed at least 2 years of practical experience (1 year must be after passing the Architecture Practice Examination).

In order to grant your registration, the agency must be satisfied that you are of good fame and character.

You cannot be registered as an architect unless you have a sufficient level of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII). You may be covered under the PII from your architecture firm. The Board may grant an exemption from PII for non-practising architects, architects living overseas, or other special circumstances.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will also need to comply with the relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The Board may grant an exemption from CPD for non-practising architects, architects living overseas, or other special circumstances.




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Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Application fees:

  • new registration fee - $89.00
  • new registration fee if the applicant makes an application within 30 days after having received their results for the practice examination - $32.04
  • reinstatement of a registration where a reassessment is required - $89.00
  • automatic mutual recognition - no fees are required.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $80.10

Annual registration fee. Fees for 2023-24

General Miscellaneous All $17.80

Certificate fee. Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Board of Architects of Tasmania

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.