Registered Landscape Architect(RLA) Oral Interview Assessment Criteria

An oral interview is usually conducted in the Applicant’s Chapter by a state-based panel of three (3) senior Registered Landscape Architects. Interviews run for approximately 45 - 60 minutes. 

The Panel assesses the applicant against some or all of the following:

1. A review of professional experience using the applicants’ portfolio
2. Knowledge of AILA as a Professional Body – including:
    • The legal status of the Institute under Corporations Law including the Company Constitution
    • The structure of the Institute
    • The Institute’s Strategic Plan
    • The Institute’s key objectives, including key policy and position statements.
3. Responsibilities as an AILA Registered Member – including:
    • Professional responsibilities to the community, the Institute and other AILA members
    • The Code of Professional Conduct
    • A commitment to a personal CPD (Continuing Professional Development) program
    • An anticipated contribution to the profession and membership.
4. Responsibilities as an AILA Registered Member – including:
    • Current issues of professional practice
    • Relationships between the building design professions and the importance of collaborations between professions
    • Current environmental and community issues –and their relevance to Landscape Architecture
    • Current and emerging social, environmental and professional issues.

Please find below the relevant documentation to help you prepare for your interview:

Pre- interview workshop presentation slides 
The Code of Conduct
Landscape Charter 
AILA CPD Policy 
AILA Membership Policy  
Revised AILA Strategic Plan 2018-2022
AILA Constitution  
Registration Guide and Assessment Report for Mentors and Applicants    (RLA Standard Mentorship Pathway Applicants only)

The Interview Panel may ask a range of questions and seek comments relating to the documents above and policies of AILA including the constitution and other policies available at