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NEW ZEALAND
Number of inhabitants 3,932,000
Number of architects 1,550
Index of architects per inhabitant 0.394‰
 
 

Admittance to the profession

EDUCATION

Establishing of education standards or recognition of study plans Yes
Regular supervision by an independent body Yes
Relevant authorities ARCHITECTS EDUCATION & REGISTRATION BOARD, COMMONWEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS, UNIVERSITIES. Supervision by the 5 yearly joint visiting Board.
Recognised educational centers AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY, UNITEC (Auckland), VICTORIA UNIVERSITY (Wellington)
Duration of studies 5 years
 
INTERNSHIP
Compulsory Yes
Is it structured and recorded? Yes
Duration 140 weeks
 
EXAMINATION
Compulsory examination by an external authority to the education Yes
Examining body Architects Education & Registration Board
 
TITLE GRANTED
Academic title BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE, MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE Authority that grants the academic title University
Job title ARCHITECT Authoriry that grants the job title Architects Education & Registration Board
Additional notes  
 
Professional practice
Regulated profession Yes
Inscription in register compulsory Yes
Registering entity ARCHITECTS EDUCATION & REGISTRATION BOARD
Law regulating profession Architects Act of 1963, amended in 1997
Additional notes The title 'Architect' is protected, but not the function.
 
ARCHITECT'S COMPETENCES
Description Design of buildings, feasibility studies, drafting of technical documentation related to the designs, cost analysis, contract management, supervision and co-ordination of the construction and the entire building process; design of interiors furnishing, fittings and objects, consulting and technical expertise.
 
MECHANISM CHECKING LICENSE TO PRACTISE
Description Annual Practising Certificate from AERB
 
ARCHITECT'S LIABILITY
Description Professional liability + liability under tort
Source numerous laws
 
INSURANCE
Compulsory No
Description Strongly recommended.
 
FEES
Does a fee scale exist? Yes
Compulsory No
Recommended Yes
Published by New Zealand Institute of Architects
Additional notes The NZIA publishes a fees guide for its members.
 
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Compulsory Yes
Is it audited? Yes
Organising body/ies New Zealand Institute of Architects
Description The Continuing Professional Development is understood as any activity that maintains, enchances or increases the knowledge and skills of an architect. It is self-directed, each NZIA member is supposed to develop a personal CPD strategy and at least once a year review progress and draw up an outline plan of action for the months ahead, as well as keep a record of the CPD activities.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
Does it exist? Yes
Constituting body AERB & NZIA
 
OTHER PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
Are there others who may legally provide similar services to architects? Yes
Title Competences
ANYBODY In New Zealand, only the title 'Architect' is protected, but not the function.
Other professionals in the provision of architectural services
Title Competences
ENGINEER Collaboration in parts of project according to their speciality.
QUANTITY SURVEYOR Control of construction costs.
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL BODIES
Name of body Competences
NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS NZIA is an incorporated society for architects supporting the needs of its members through a range of services. It is committed to promoting architecture and to this end, maintains productive links with the building industry, government, and the wider community.
ARCHITECTS EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION BOARD Statutary body with regulatory functions, separated from the NZIA in 1963. Register, prescribing conditions for recognised certificates as well as the necessary practical experience. Excercising disciplinary powers in accordance with the provisions of the Architecs Act.
 
 
Foreign architects
Can a foreign architect practice independently? Yes
 
LAW/S REGULATING PRACTICE
Architects Act of 1963, Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act of 1997
 
REQUIREMENTS
Origin 1 (Australia) Architects registered by any Australian State or Territory Registration Board recognised by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia may upon application be registered in New Zealand without examination, in accordance with the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act of 1997.
Origin 2 (countries contemplated in the AERB ordinances) The AERB lists the Recognised Certificates overseas and countries whose registration is accepted as a Recognised Certificate. Before applying ro registration, the applicants must comply with the requirements for practical experience and to pass an examination in professional practice froma a recognised New Zealand School of Architecture.
Origin 3 (other origins) Applicants who are holders of an overseas degree or diploma not listed in the AERB ordinances or of registration in a country other than New Zealand or Australia may make application to the Special Examination Committee, which will determine the experience and examination requirements.
 
PROCEDURE
Apply for registration at the AERB, which may include oral examination. Qualifications are accepted from some Universities, others will be required to complete further studies.
 
EXPENSES
 
 
DOCUMENTATION
Origin 1 (all origins) documents that certificate the above stated requirements.
Origin 2  
Origin 3  

If foreign architects are authorised to work independently, what type of collaboration with national architects is recommended?  
In the event that foreign architects are not authorised to work independently, what is the stipulated formula of collaboration with national architects? Joint venture with a local registered architect

ADDITIONAL NOTES
A similar bi-lateral agreement as the Trans-Tasman Act is being negotiated with Singapore.

Useful addresses
ARCHITECTS EDUCATION AND REGISTRATION BOARD
PO Box 11106
  Wellington
Tel: 64-4-801 8972
Fax: 64-4-801 7010
e-mail: registrar@aerb.org.nz
URL: www.aerb.org.nz
NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
Suite 1.5, D72 Building, Dominion Road, Mt Eden
  Auckland
Tel: 64-9-623 6080
Fax: 64-9-623 6081
e-mail: info@nzia.co.nz
URL: www.nzia.co.nz

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