IR Update 2023 – Free for ACA members

31 January 2023

Join the ACA and Fair Work Lawyers on 15 February for a very timely Industrial Relations webinar with legal advisor Tom Earls, who will take us through the latest workplace legislation and what it means for you and your practice. Free for ACA members! Book now to secure your place!

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Wellbeing, Office Culture & Overtime

1 February 2023

The ACA is proud to present our second online wellbeing event in the AMWF Toolkit series. Book now and join us on 27 February for an important conversation about how office culture, overtime and long hours can impact wellbeing. See you online!

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ACA Member Survey 2023

24 January 2023

As we embark on another year in the business of architecture, the ACA seeks feedback from its members on their priorities and preferences for 2023. What topics would you like us to cover? What tools, resources and assistance would you find most useful for your practice? Take our five-minute survey today!

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Why Practices Should Conduct Retention Interviews

24 January 2023

In 2023, talent attraction and retention promise to be ongoing challenges for Australian architecture. So, how do you hold on to the amazing talent you’ve got? Deltek outlines the benefits of conducting regular staff retention interviews and offers tips on how to conduct them.

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EAP Trial Program Expression of Interest

23 January 2023

ACA members are invited to register an Expression of Interest in a new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Trial, which will deliver a high-quality EAP at a fraction of the cost. We are seeking a pre-commitment from members who wish to participate, so that the ACA can in turn engage LifeWorks. Sign up today! The one-year trial will start on 1 March 2023.

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EAP Trial Program

18 January 2023

Would you like to offer your employees access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) but can’t justify the cost? The ACA is delighted to announce the launch of our EAP Trial program, offering a high-quality EAP to our members at a fraction of the cost. The EAP service will be available from LifeWorks, a trusted mental health and wellbeing partner to over 15,000 organisations around the world.

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New Workplace Laws – Pay Secrecy & Job Ads

25 January 2023

New workplace laws now apply regarding pay secrecy clauses in employment agreements and what you can include in job advertisements. These laws are part of the Fair Work Amendment legislation that was passed by the Federal parliament in December 2022.

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All Hallows School Tour

25 January 2023

Join the ACA QLD/NT on Tuesday 28 February for a special presentation and site tour of the Potter Building Adaptive Reuse Project at the All Hallows School in Brisbane.

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Adelaide Welcome Breakfast

24 January 2023

The ACA SA committee will host its annual Welcome Breakfast at Luigi’s Delicatessen on Tuesday 21 February. Book now to reserve your place.

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Graduate Employability Research

24 January 2023

What skills and behaviours do you look for in your new graduates? Take the Graduate Employability Survey today to help researchers learn more about Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and its relationship to graduate employability.

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Gap Filler 24 Training Course

30 January 2023

The QLD/NT Committee, in association with Moss Architectural Learning, is pleased to support the ‘Gap Filler 24’ training course, with a 10% discount on offer for all ACA QLD/NT members. The next course will commence on 7 March.

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Successful Leadership Succession

16 January 2023

How do you develop a clear, effective process for succession in your practice? In this member-only resource, Robert Peake outlines the key issues and strategies around planning for succession, and warns of problems you may encounter.

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Fair Work Amendment Act – An Overview

7 December 2022

The Federal government’s recent workplace relations reform legislation, first introduced six weeks ago, passed both houses of parliament and is due to come into law imminently. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers provides an overview of the legislation amendments and their implications for employers.

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Skill Stack and Charge More

16 January 2023

Skill stacking is an invaluable way for practices to differentiate themselves and corner a specific market, writes Michael Lewarne.

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Management for Design FAQs

29 November 2020

Management for Design responds to some frequently asked questions for ACA members, covering everything from strategic plans and building a team, to resource and project management, profitability and financial control, and the critical ingredients to successful leadership.

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Updated Employment Agreement Templates

5 December 2022

The ACA is delighted to release an updated version of the Employment Agreement templates to support members. This follows a plain language review of our template employment contracts with Fair Work Lawyers to ensure they are user friendly as well as legally compliant. Download today!

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Paid Family & Domestic Violence Leave Entitlements

17 November 2022

On 9 November, the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2022 received royal assent. This legislation introduces paid family and domestic violence leave to all employees as an entitlement under the National Employment Standards. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers provides the following update for ACA members.

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