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AMWF

Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum in Australia

8 September 2020

The ACA is delighted to take the lead on the development of an Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum (AMWF) in Australia, which will build on the great work being done by AMWF in the UK. Forums have already been held in Victoria and Queensland, with plans for all states in the works.

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ACA Pulse Check 4

Pulse Check 4

12 October 2020

Please take the ACA Pulse Check, the last checkup of 2020. DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL COB MONDAY 19 OCTOBER.

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AMWF Updates

Mental Wellbeing Forums Update

28 September 2020

AMWF groups are already up and running across the ACA branches in the eastern states, with other branches following the lead shortly. Facilitators in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne offer an update on plans and how to get involved.

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Pay rates 2020

2020 Rates of Pay

19 October 2020

The 2020 Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees in architectural practices are applicable from 1 November 2020.

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Pandemic leave

Unpaid Pandemic Leave & Annual Leave at Half Pay Extended

4 October 2020

The Fair Work Commission has extended the entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay for many Awards to 29 March 2021.

 

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IR Update

Industrial Relations Update

27 September 2020

This IR update relates to recent changes to two modern awards regarding payment of wages on termination, and further clarification on an Architects Award clause relating to a pay scale for the new classification of Bachelor’s Degree with a Pathway to a Master of Architecture.

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ACA President's Comment

ACA President’s Comment

27 September 2020

Better procurement practices will support building quality, but also healthier, safer work practices for a wide range of people in the construction industry, says John Held.

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Cyber security

Demystifying Cyber Protection Insurance

28 September 2020

Planned Cover demystifies cyber protection insurance, offering an explainer on terminology and what it all means for your business.

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Clerks Award Flexibility

Clerks Award Flexibility Extended

1 October 2020

The temporary Schedule I in the Clerks Award, which allows for additional flexibility during the COVID-10 outbreak, has been extended to 30 November 2020.

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Angelina

CEO Update - October 2020

27 September 2020

Angelina Pillai reflects on the importance of prioritising culture and wellbeing in our workplaces and the wider profession, and reports on our recent inaugural, all-of-ACA-branch and national conference, which brought all our committees together for the first time.

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Advocacy - response to NRF

ACA Response to National Registration Framework

15 September 2020

The ACA, in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Architects, has responded to the ABCB’s discussion paper on the proposed national registration framework, pointing out the problematic lack of distinction made between a registered architect and building designer.

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Save the Date

Xmas in WA - Save the Date!

27 September 2020

The WA Committee is excited to announce that our Christmas drinks are back on the rooftop of the Alex Hotel for another year!

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Clarity Report

Collaboration, Profitability & Technology

30 September 2020

Technology is an enabler for A&E firms. But how does it impact collaboration and profitability? In an interview with ACA CEO Angelina Pillai, Deltek explores the issues surrounding their recently published Clarity A&E Industry Report.

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Cost Planning webinar

Cost Planning & Negotiation 101

30 September 2020

Join the ACA and our expert speakers on Wednesday 21 October for an introduction to Cost Planning and Negotiation, and the crucial role these skills can play for the success of your practice.

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IR & Employment Advice Service

ACA Industrial Relations & Employment Advice Service

28 September 2020

The ACA is delighted to announce the appointment of Fair Work Lawyers (FWL) as our Industrial Relations Consultants, with FWL Partner Tom Earls providing principal advisory services.

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MCC Report

MCC Report on Sexual Harassment

23 September 2020

Disrupting the System: Preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment, a new report from the Male Champions of Change, aims to shift the way we understand and respond to sexual harassment. Justine Clark provides a summary.

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M4D

New ACA Partnership - Management for Design

27 September 2020

The ACA is delighted to announce a new partnership with Management for Design to provide financial and business management support services to members.

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Planned Cover

The View from the Client Side

30 September 2020

informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a special discounted rate for an upcoming webinar on what clients need from their consultants.

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NexSys offer

NexSys IT Member Offer

30 September 2020

The ACAs new National Principal Partner, NexSys IT, is extending its support to ACA members with an exclusive offer of Autodesk licences at cost price. 

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Client Choice

Client Choice Awards 2021

10 August 2020

Do you want to get a better sense of what your clients think of your practice and the service it provides? Enter the Client Choice Awards 2021 for Best Architecture Firm and receive a special report of invaluable client feedback.

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Sharing strategies
Save the Date

South Australia’s post-COVID economy

30 September 2020

Join the ACA SA Committee for their upcoming roundtable discussion with a panel of experts across industry and business leadership. 

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