Practice of Architecture Learning Series (PALS) 2022

Practice of Architecture Learning Series (PALS) 2022

Welcome to PALS!

At the Institute, we’ve been helping graduates prepare for and pass the Architectural Practice Exam (APE) for over 20 years. Developed by expert members, PALS has now been updated for the next generation of graduates. With more modules, full online access, and virtual tutorials, this highly comprehensive course provides all the essential tools for you to succeed in your practice.

Our dedicated team are here to help and support you throughout your PALS journey. If you have any queries or feedback, you are always most welcome to reach out to us directly via:                                                                          

Why Use PALS?

  • The program includes 21 pre-recorded new and improved online modules that you can complete in your own time
  • The final module is on preparing for the exam, and is presented by an APE examiner
  • The main reference material for the program is the Institute’s highly regarded Acumen practice notes, and the course includes access to Acumen for 12 months
  • The program also includes access to online tutorials facilitated by experienced architects. You’ll be able to ask questions, explore case studies and learn how to apply your new knowledge in a virtual classroom
  • Access to the PALS program for 12 months, ensuring those who want to study at a slower pace, or need to re-sit the exam, have the flexibility to do so
  • The program is the perfect refresher course if you are coming back to the profession or moving to Australia from another country.
  • What Do I Do Next?

    1. You will receive an automated registration email once paid, follow the link in the email to take you to the course material (you may have to click "log in via members site" to be redirected).
    2. You will be greeted by the PALS Welcome page. Sign up to join the PALS online zoom tutorial sessions via the green banners for either session 1 (24 Feb - 7 Apr) or session 2 (30 Jun - 11 Aug).
    3. We recommend you start viewing the course material before the online zoom tutorial sessions start. You're able to start reviewing the PALS material immediately after purchase. (Start with module 1 and work your way through).

    2022 Case Study Dates


      Session 1

      Session 2

      Thursday 24 Feb 2022

      Thursday 30 June 2022

       Thursday 03 March 2022  Thursday 7 July 2022
       Thursday 10 March 2022  Thursday 14 July 2022
       Thursday 17 March 2022  Thursday 21 July 2022
       Thursday 24 March 2022  Thursday, 28 July 2022
      Thursday 31 March 2022 Thursday, 4 August 2022
       Thursday 7 April 2022  Thursday 11 August 2022


      A+ Member: $561
      Member: $863
      Non-Member: $1346