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.

The Industrial Relations Committee from the ACA – VIC/TAS branch has been negotiating changes with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in the 2014 and 2018 award reviews. The decisions of both these award reviews have now been determined and we are pleased to announce the release of the Architects Award 2020, which has notable changes to six clauses.

In addition to the significant work on negotiating the 2014 and 2018 Award Reviews, the VIC/TAS Committee has been instrumental in the development of the Resource Sharing System and updates to the Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator Version 3.

Although our plans for face-to-face events have been disrupted during this time, we have successfully converted them online. Our first online event was a panel discussion on how to prepare your practice for recovery on 18 May.

The VIC/TAS Committee has been in touch with our members during the COVID-19 crisis and will be using your feedback to help guide our work over the coming year.

We look forward to collaborating with the Architectural Accounting and Administration Group and are working closely with a Victorian Building Authority–led construction forum across the industry and government during this COVID-19 crisis.

The Committee has also conducted independent meetings with the Victorian School Building Authority, as one of the biggest employers of architects.