Advice for members
The ACA assists members with formal and informal advice in a range of areas relating to the business of architecture.
The Architects Award
Download the current awards here, and understand your obligations under the Architects Award and how the ACA can help.
Simon Hanger outlines the ACA’s role in the Award Modernisation Process, which led to the Architects Award.
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.
New Model Domestic Violence Leave Clause in Awards
The ACA welcomes the decision of the Fair Work Commission that a model domestic violence leave clause should be inserted into modern Awards.
Internships - Legal Advice
An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.
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.
Changing Employees' Hours of Work
Managing reducing hours of work to ensure minimum stress and maximum benefit for all.
Draughting Employees - Which Award?
Which Award are draughtspeople classified under? Michael Corrigan explains.
Employee or Contractor?
Do you understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, and what it means for your practice?
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.
When does redundancy occur and what are your obligations as an employer?
Know Your Employment Contract
Michael Corrigan reminds practices of key considerations.
Fair Work Information Statement
Do you give all new employees the Fair Work Information Statement?
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.
How do you make performance reviews productive for both the business and the employee?
Fair Work Employer Checklist
Do you understand all your obligations under the national workplace relations system?
Fair Work Changes from January 2014
Is your practice prepared for the changes to the Fair Work Act from 1 January 2014?
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