You will need this registration to work as an Architect in Victoria, Registration helps ensure the quality and safety of Victoria's built environment and protects the reputation of the architectural profession.
If you are not registered with the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV), you cannot:
- describe or represent yourself as an 'architect'
- use the the terms 'architectural services', ''architectural design services' or 'architectural design' to describe your work
Graduates of an architectural qualification are also restricted from using certain terms and should refer to themselves as an 'architectural graduate,' but not 'graduate architect'.
There are 2 classes of registration:
- Architect (practising)
- Architect (non-practising)
Generally, architects in the non-practising class of registration are no longer working in Victoria, retiring or will be on an extended leave.
The ARBV also approves architectural partnerships and companies.