Registered Migration Australia


ANZSCO 232111 - Registered Migration Australia


An architect plans and designs buildings, provides concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings, negotiates with builders and advises on the procurement of buildings. Registration or licensing is required in Australia as an Architect. Architect is a Skill Level 1 occupation.




  • Conservation or Heritage Architect


Architect Occupation Lists
This occupation is on the following skills lists:



This occupation is not on the following skill lists:




Group: 2321 Architects and Landscape Architects




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


An architect designs commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and recreational buildings and landscapes.



  • obtaining advice from clients and management to determine type, style and size of planned buildings and alterations to existing buildings
  • providing information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times
  • preparing project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings, and integrating structural, mechanical and aesthetic elements in final designs
  • writing specifications and contract documents for use by builders and calling tenders on behalf of clients
  • consulting with Professionals and clients about external area designs, costs and construction
  • compiling and analysing site and community data about geographical and ecological features, landforms, soils, vegetation, site hydrology, visual characteristics and human-made structures, to formulate land use and development recommendations, and for preparing environmental impact statements
  • preparing reports, site plans, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for land development, showing location and details of proposals, including ground modelling, structures, vegetation and access
  • inspecting construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standards



Skill Level

Most occupations in the architect unit group (Group: 2321) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1). 

Registration or licensing is required in Australia as an architect.


Occupations in this Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same architect group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


Architect English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Architect is currently assessed with AACA - (Architects Accreditation Council Of Australia); more information regarding assessment bodies


Average Income Architect

The average salary for an Architect in Australia is $ 101,595 for male employees and $ 68,561 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 39.0 Females: 36.8 Persons: 37.9


Source: (Group 2321) Architects and landscape architects - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



If you are a qualified architect who would like to immigrate in Australia please contact us. Registered Migration Australia is a licensed migration company. We are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.