Key topics – COVID-19
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ACA Business Toolbox
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ACA Pulse Check No. 3

ACA Pulse Check No. 3

30 May 2020

Please take the ACA Pulse Check no. 3 – help us to understand what you are facing and the outcomes we need to secure for the profession. We must all plan and advocate for the future before it is too late!  

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Architects Award 2020

The Architects Award

21 April 2020

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

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Safety at Work

Advice for Workplace Safety

14 May 2020

As restrictions ease around the country and more people return to work, employers are now facing the challenge of ensuring their workplaces are safe and healthy for all. Safe Work Australia (SWA) has developed extensive resources, fact sheets and checklists to assist with health and safety in the workplace and we provide a summary here.

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Cash Flow Mgmt

Cash Flow Management Webinar

22 May 2020

Join Gordana Milosevska from Management for Design for this timely ACA formal CPD webinar on 2 June on essential cash flow management. 

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ACA Resource Sharing System

ACA Resource Sharing System

27 May 2020

The ACA Resource Sharing System (RSS) is a very timely employment initiative designed to assist members in retaining valuable staff by entering into short-term secondment agreements.


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Monash Mental Wellbeing

ACA delighted to support Monash Mental Wellbeing Research project

25 May 2020

The ACA is proud to support the new research project Architectural Work Cultures: professional identity, education and wellbeing, led by Professor Naomi Stead of Monash University. 

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidelines for the Victorian Building and Construction Industry

29 April 2020

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has released the latest version of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for the building and construction industry in Victoria.

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Leadership

Leadership for Architects: 101

28 May 2020

Peter Raisbeck explores how ethical leadership and decision making are crucial in these uncertain times.

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TimeCostCalculator

Architects' Time/Cost Calculator

13 May 2020

The ACA Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator Version 3 helps practices assess the time and costs involved in providing an appropriate level of service for a broad range of building types. 

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Architects Award Changes 2020

Architects Award Changes 2020

4 May 2020

The new Architects Award 2020 document came into effect on 4 May 2020. There are notable changes to six clauses. The ACA encourages all members to ensure they understand these changes and their obligations as employers in relation to them. 

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Workplace of Future

How COVID-19 Will Change the Traditional Workplace

5 May 2020

What will be the impact of COVID-19 on the traditional workplace and what can we learn from this giant workplace experiment, writes Hames Sharley Principal and Workplace Portfolio Leader Stephen Moorcroft.

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Casual Employment

Federal Court's Ruling on Casual Employment

21 May 2020

On 20 May 2020, the full bench of the Federal Court redefined what constitutes a casual worker. Michael Corrigan digs into the detail.

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JobKeeper package FAQs

The JobKeeper Package Unpacked

17 April 2020

From Monday 20 April 2020, businesses can enrol for the JobKeeper scheme to help retain staff during the downturn caused by COVID-19. The following update provides answers to frequently asked questions for architectural practices.

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Working Remotely

IT Advice for Working Remotely

17 March 2020

As many practices start shifting employees to working from home arrangements, Peter Johns offers comprehensive advice on all things tech, from computers, software, internet and email to useful apps and file storage solutions. He also offers some terrific tips on ergonomics, team morale and using that downtime productively.

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Sharing strategies
Sharing strategies

How are You Responding to COVID-19?

24 March 2020

Online support is more important than ever. The ACA invites architectural practices across Australia to share practice experiences, knowledge and strategies. 

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ACA Bushfire response
WA Update

WA Branch Update - May 2020

29 May 2020

Highlights for 2020 for ACA – WA have been three successful online events and continued government advocacy. 

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Vic/Tas Update

VIC/TAS Branch Update - May 2020

29 May 2020

The VIC/TAS Committee has been extremely busy this year with the Industrial Relations Committee's work and several timely new additions to the ACA Business Toolbox.

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SA Branch Update

SA Branch Update - May 2020

29 May 2020

The SA Committee has been focused on events, advocacy and engagement with government and industry and, in particular, with ongoing discussions relating to Government procurement policy.

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QLD/NT Update

QLD/NT Branch Update - May 2020

29 May 2020

The QLD/NT Committee has focused on promoting the value of architects, industry engagement with representation on several committees, and a diverse program of events.

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NSW/ACT

NSW/ACT Branch Update - May 2020

29 May 2020

The NSW/ACT Committee made a rapid shift to events online, continued its important advocacy work, and instigated key initiatives for the ACA Business Toolbox.

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ACA National Report

ACA National Report 2020

29 May 2020

Through the challenges of 2019–2020, the ACA has worked tirelessly to provide up-to-date advice, a jampacked business toolbox, continued advocacy, IR representation at the FWC, a dynamic and relevant online events program, and an engaging platform to share knowledge, experience and a sense of community. Here’s a recap.

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