One-off Public Holiday

15 September 2022

The Prime Minister has announced a national day of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, to be held on Thursday, 22 September 2022. This is intended to be a one-off public holiday rather than a recurring one. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers takes us through what this means for businesses. 

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President’s Comment – September 2022

11 September 2022

Pandemics, personal tragedies and economic downturns strike unexpectedly. We need to look for ways to support others and help our profession be better, writes ACA National President John Held.

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Careers: Samantha Rich

14 September 2022

CareerTrackers placements with Lendlease and SJB gave Samantha Rich valuable experience, feedback and skills she could immediately draw upon when she left university.

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Mentoring case study – SJB

13 September 2022

SJB has implemented two mentoring programs to cater for different preferences and needs – a less formal program called SJBuddies and the more formal SJB Mentoring.

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Role Descriptions & Competency Map

15 September 2022

The Champions of Change Architecture Group has developed the Role Descriptions Tool and Competency Map to support architectural practices in developing a transparent system of career development within their practice. This creates a clear visual guide of many skills required in our industry and the expected competencies for various career stages.

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Long COVID Research Study

5 September 2022

La Trobe University researchers seek volunteer research participants for a short online study on ‘Supporting Employees with Long COVID’.

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How Practices can Prepare for the Future

15 September 2022

Amid continued change, how are architecture firms preparing for the future? ACA CEO Angelina Pillai shares her thoughts on the Deltek Clarity A&E Study results.

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Performance Solution Reports & Certificates

5 September 2022

Reviewing reports and certificates relating to performance solutions is one of the most common requests Planned Cover has received in 2022, and 2021 before that. Risk Manager Wendy Poulton outlines some key factors to consider.

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Defining the Brief & Scope

31 August 2022

Prioritising a well-written client’s brief and architect’s scope of services is critical. On Wednesday 28 September, Wendy Poulton will present an informative CPD webinar, focusing on the importance of a clear brief and scope when engaging in architectural consultancy and common pitfalls to avoid.

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Mid-Year Catch-up in Melbourne

16 September 2022

The ACA – VIC/TAS Branch Committee was delighted to host a special members event on 29 August. The ACA committee, partners, industry figures and ACA members joined CEO Angelina Pillai and National President John Held for drinks and light refreshments, and to hear our plans for the months ahead.

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SA Business of Design Lunch recap

14 September 2022

The SA Committee was delighted to host the fourth annual Business of Design lunch on Thursday 18 August with guest speakers Lindsay and Kerry Clare. Several attendees share their reflections here.

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Advocacy Update re ARBV

12 September 2022

The ACA VIC/TAS branch is pleased to inform its members that the proposed changes to the Architects Registration Board of Victoria, to reduce the number of members and remove the requirement for any member to be a registered architect, have been averted for now.

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On Harassment

20 July 2022

The Stepping Up on Harassment session focuses on sexual harassment, bullying and family and domestic violence. These are challenging topics, but ones we must engage with in meaningful, sensitive and robust ways. Watch this considered discussion with Adam Haddow of SJB, Tara Keast of DesignInc and Gosha Haley of Grimshaw.

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Pandemic Delays & Supply Chain Cost Increases

4 August 2022

The member-only special conditions available for download are designed to be incorporated into Schedule 2a of ABIC contracts. They deal with construction delays resulting from the COVID pandemic, and increases in the costs of certain building materials.

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WA Advocates for Increased Energy Standards

13 September 2022

The ACA WA Branch wrote to Minister Roger Cook ahead of his meeting with State Building Ministers to advocate for the lifting of Energy Performance Standards in the National Construction Code 2022.

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St John Mental Health First Aid Course

21 July 2022

The SA branch is proud to offer members the opportunity to participate in the St John Mental Health First Aid Training at a reduced price.

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