What is a Registered Landscape Architect?
Architecture is an important Building Design Profession.
members are tertiary
profession is self-regulated.
Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is Australia's
peak professional body for landscape architects.
An AILA professionally recognised landscape
architect is referred to as being a Registered Landscape Architect.
Institute has a range of classes of membership including students,
graduates and affiliates.
Full members are Registered Members
(AILA); note that a Fellow (FAILA)* is a registered member who has been honoured by the AILA.
An AILA Registered Landscape Architect is recognised nationally, throughout all Australian states and territories.
The AILA conducts one set of registration assessments. The assessments are overseen by the National Office with certain stages implemented regionally through the State Chapters.
A Registered member working overseas continues to be registered as long they maintain their on-going annual requirements.
As a minimum, a registered member has satisfied the requirements of the twelve month assessment which may be undertaken following at least two years practice following graduation from an accredited university landscape architecture
A Registered Landscape Architect may work across a complex range of fields including landscape design/construct, landscape planning, landscape management and urban design.
For more informtaion on the AILA registration/ membership, please visit AILA's Registration page.
For definitions of landscape architects within Australia - please visit Definitions of the profession of landscape architect and also The Disciplines of Landscape Architecture.
AILA members are bound to a Code
of Professional Conduct.
Once registered, all Registered Landscape Architects are required to undertake annual
professional development (30 points annually) and to report on their annual CPD with their annual renewals.
The AILA Registered status is recognised throughout Australia as being the professional benchmark for practising landscape architects.
AILA Registration is equivalent to the registration status of other allied built environment professions such as that provided by the Engineers and by the Architects.
Registration is usually a basic requirement for competitions and in many cases also a requirement for gaining contracts. The AILA advises client to consider this status as part of the conditions for employing such a professional.
* Fellowship is
an honour granted by the AILA National Board of AILA in recognition of outstanding
service to the profession.
to agencies on employing Registered Landscape Architects
AILA advises agencies conducting competitions and/or offering tenders
for significant projects that are to be constructed, that one of
the main conditions should be that the applicant should be a Registered
Landscape Architect, or that the firm involved has a Registered Landscape
Architect in a senior position to oversee the project.
assessing potential consultants for complex landscape architecture
projects or competitions, AILA advises clients and project managers
to consider, in addition to the essential 'track record' issues,
those firms (large or small - multi discipline or sole operators)
where Registered Landscape Architects are responsible for the 'high-risk' or
complex areas of approving tender/contract documents and administration
or inspections during construction.
Registered Landscape Architects
commit to a higher level of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). AILA Registered members now report annually on their CPD.
Registration provides recognition of advanced skill development to
clients and other members of the profession.
ascertain who are the Registered Landscape Architects, check the lists
of members or the practice
directories for the status of the applicant.
Want to know more?
Please visit the project pages or other information about how to make contact with a Registered Landscape Architect.
The employment situation for landscape architects in Australia.