Practice of Architecture Learning Series (PALS)

Practice of Architecture Learning Series (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, the comprehensive course provides the tools to help you succeed in your practice.

We have now released the 2022 Program for more information and to register please head to

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 (4 Mar - 15 April) or session 2 (1 Jul - 12 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).


A+ Member: $510
Member: $785
Non-Member: $1224

Any questions or for multi-user discounts please contact us at

1/07/2021 1:00 PM - 15/12/2021 2:00 PM

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