ACA - SA April Update

John Held , 16 April 2018


The recent Roundtable on Cybersecurity was very well attended, with presentations on the risks and vulnerabilities that could lead to data loss or encryption and subsequent demand for payments to retrieve the data.

Thanks to Datacom and Fortinet for their sponsorship of this event!


Among recent meetings ACA has corresponded and met with:

  • Catholic Education SA regarding issues around submissions, feedback, and selection panels
  • DPTI regarding the STEM process and future contracting
  • DECD regarding the Building Better Schools program

We are also meeting in a few weeks with the new Minister for Industry and Skills, David Pisoni, as part of a CIF delegation. We continue to advocate for the value of design and sensible procurement selection.

Salary Survey

A reminder for ALL South Australian practices to complete the ACA Salary Survey currently underway – the data is only as good as the number of firms who complete it!

Architectural Practice Exams

Best wishes to those members of the Keith Neighbour Study Group who sit for their exams this week!


ACA – SA is pleased to announce that The Beaumont Studio has joined us as State Sponsor for 2018.

The Beaumont Studio focuses on all stakeholders in the commercial construction industry, in particular architects, designers and their projects. They are passionate about passing on their knowledge, and enthusiastic about supporting the ACA. We look forward to working together.

This partnership will enable ACA – SA to deliver a diverse program of events to our members. Promoting the ‘best practice’ of architecture, this will include roundtables, breakfast forums, site tours and headline events.

SA Event Calendar

Download your copy of the ACA – SA 2018 event calendar.


John Held is ACA – SA President, and a Director of Russell & Yelland.