The Architects Award
Download the current awards here, and understand your obligations under the Architects Award and how the ACA can help.
Advice for members
The ACA assists members with formal and informal advice in a range of areas relating to the business of architecture.
Draughting Employees - Which Award?
Which Award are draughtspeople classified under? Michael Corrigan explains.
Federal Budget New Internship Program
The 2016 Federal Budget includes an internship program. Details are scant, but the ACA is keeping a watching brief on the initiative and what it means in relation to the Architects Award.
How do you make performance reviews productive for both the business and the employee?
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.Link
Simon Hanger outlines the ACA’s role in the Award Modernisation Process, which led to the Architects Award.
Paid Parental Leave
Do you have systems in place for Paid Parental Leave? We provide an overview of your obligations.
Fair Work Changes from January 2014
Is your practice prepared for the changes to the Fair Work Act from 1 January 2014?
Fair Work Employer Checklist
Do you understand all your obligations under the national workplace relations system?
Internships - Legal Advice
An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.
Federal Industrial Awards Pay Rates from 1 July 2017
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.
A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'
The ACA is concerned to note that some architectural practices are advertising unpaid ‘internship’ positions that appear to be unlawful.
Fair Work Information Statement
Do you give all new employees the Fair Work Information Statement?
Changing Employees' Hours of Work
Managing reducing hours of work to ensure minimum stress and maximum benefit for all.
Architects Award: FAQ
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.
Students and Graduates of Architecture
Provisions for students and graduates of architecture in the Architects Award and applicable pay rates.
When does redundancy occur and what are your obligations as an employer?
Employee or Contractor?
Do you understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, and what it means for your practice?
Know Your Employment Contract
Michael Corrigan reminds practices of key considerations.