Architects Award

The Architects Award

19 September 2017

Download the current awards here, and understand your obligations under the Architects Award and how the ACA can help.

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Roof access checklist

Roof Access Checklist

13 August 2016

ACA – SA has developed a model checklist for roof access on site inspections.

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Seven Step Guide to using the Security of Payment Act

A Seven-Step Guide to using the Security of Payment Act

3 December 2015

Robert Macindoe offers a guide to using the Secuity of Payments Act, based in firsthand experience. 

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TimeCostCalculationGuide

Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide

9 February 2015

The Architects’ Time/Cost Calculation Guide is a vital tool to assist practices in assessing the time and associated costs involved in providing an appropriate level of service for a broad range of building types. 

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Specialist advice

Advice for members

30 January 2014

The ACA assists members with formal and informal advice in a range of areas relating to the business of architecture.

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Salary Calculator

ACA Salary Calculator

20 September 2017

The ACA Salary Calculator provides architectural practices with a clear methodology for determining the appropriate award-compliant salaries.

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ACA Insight Download

ACA Insight - Download!

29 August 2017

Continue learning after the ACA Insight National Webinars – download the presentations here. 

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Short form architect client agreement

Short Form Architect Client Agreement

23 May 2017

Just three pages and a cover letter, the ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement is a fair and balanced model contract for use on small to medium sized projects.

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National Salary Survey

National Salary Survey

11 April 2017

The ACA National Salary Survey provides important data on architectural salaries across Australia.

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Employer superannuation obligations

Employer Superannuation Obligations

6 April 2017

All Australian businesses have responsibilities when it comes to superannuation. Cbus explains employers’ obligations and how Cbus can help.

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Architects Award FAQ

Architects Award: FAQ

19 March 2017

The Architects Award sets the minimum standards and wages for the employment of architects, architectural graduates and architecture students. FAQs to help you meet your obligations. 

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SAFE DESIGN PROFORMA

Safe Design Proformas

30 August 2016

The ACA's Safe Design Proformas help architects to meet their obligations under the Model Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and state-specific regulations.

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Guide employment agreements

Guide Employment Agreements

30 August 2016

The ACA Employment Agreements provide member practices with guide that they can review and adjust to suit their particular practice.

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2016 Salary Survey

2016 Salary Survey Report and Analysis

19 August 2016

The ACA has released the report on findings of the 2016 National Salary Survey – salaries are up very slightly, but worrying trends continue – there is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums!

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Security of Payment Q&A

Using the Security of Payment Act - Q&A

3 December 2015

Robert Macindoe has successfully used the Security of Payment Act to recover outstanding fees. He answers key questions about the process.

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AusSearch ACA

ACA + AusSearch

5 November 2015

‘AusSearch for ACA Members’ is an online service that enables fast and efficient searching for the documents you need for site analysis and property services.

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Professional Services Subcontract

Professional Services Subcontract

10 February 2015

A new Professional Services Subcontract is available for members to use when a back-to-back agreement is required with the Lead Consultant.

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ACIF Forecasts

New ACIF Forecasts - ACA Member Discounts

13 May 2014

ACA members are offered a 25% discount on subscriptions to the new ACIF Customised Forecasts Dashboard. 

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HR Policy Templates

HR Policy Templates

12 May 2014

The ACA is delighted to announce that a set of HR Policy Templates are now available to members.

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Employment agreements_contractors

Contractors Employed in an Architect's Office

3 February 2014

A Guide Employment Agreement for Contractors Employed in an Architect’s Office.

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Internships legal advice

Internships - Legal Advice

12 January 2014

An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.

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ACA RESOURCE_GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

AS4122-2010 General Conditions of Contract

6 December 2013

The ACA recommends members use AS4122–2010, General Conditions of Contract for consultants.

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ACA WIRE
Employee / Contractor Decision Tool

The ATO has a simple online tool to help you find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes. 

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