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 structure of the Institute
    • The legal status of the Institute under Corporations Law including the Company Constitution
    • 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.

Important Documents

Please review all the documentation below to help you prepare for your interview:

The Code of Conduct
Landscape Charter 
AILA CPD Policy 
AILA Membership Policy       
AILA Strategic Plan 2021
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