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.
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.
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.
Know Your Employment Contract
Michael Corrigan reminds practices of key considerations.
How do you make performance reviews productive for both the business and the employee?
Employee or Contractor?
Do you understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, and what it means for your practice?
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 brief update on the vehicle allowance in the Architects Award.
Paid Parental Leave
Do you have systems in place for Paid Parental Leave? We provide an overview of your obligations.
Internships - Legal Advice
An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.
When does redundancy occur and what are your obligations as an employer?
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
Students and Graduates of Architecture
Provisions for students and graduates of architecture in the Architects Award and applicable pay rates.
Fair Work Information Statement
Do you give all new employees the Fair Work Information Statement?
Fair Work Changes from January 2014
Is your practice prepared for the changes to the Fair Work Act from 1 January 2014?
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.
Changing Employees' Hours of Work
Managing reducing hours of work to ensure minimum stress and maximum benefit for all.
Simon Hanger outlines the ACA’s role in the Award Modernisation Process, which led to the Architects Award.
Draughting Employees - Which Award?
Which Award are draughtspeople classified under? Michael Corrigan explains.