ACA Business Toolbox

The ACA Business Toolbox provides members with the essential resources to effectively operate their businesses. This suite of member-only tools, contracts and model documents supports architectural practices in business matters and employment responsibilities.


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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COVID-19 Management Guidelines

16 February 2022

Comprehensive and written in plain English, the COVID-19 Management Guidelines can be readily tailored to suit the needs of specific practices.

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Casual Employment Agreement

23 May 2022

The ACA has produced an updated Casual Employment Agreement Template to support members. The updated version includes four separate versions of Schedule A specific to relevant Awards. Download today!

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ACA Exit Meeting Template

13 July 2021

The ACA has produced an Exit Meeting Template to assist employers in collecting pertinent information from employees who are leaving their practice.

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HR Policy Templates

30 September 2020

Comprehensive and written in plain English, the HR Policy Templates can be readily tailored to suit the needs of specific practices.

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ACA Employment Agreement Templates

28 July 2020

The updated ACA Employment Agreement Templates are available for all members to download and use in their practice.

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ACA Resource Sharing System

17 June 2021

The ACA Resource Sharing System (RSS) is an employment initiative designed to assist members in retaining valuable staff by entering into short-term secondment agreements.

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Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator

13 May 2020

The ACA Architects' Time/Cost Calculator Version 3 helps practices assess the time and costs involved in providing an appropriate level of service for a broad range of building types.

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Force Majeure Special Conditions

2 April 2020

Special conditions for the ABIC SW and ABIC MW contracts introduce the concept of Force Majeure. These special conditions were updated and reissued in early July 2022.

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ACA Salary Calculator

3 July 2019

The ACA Salary Calculator provides architectural practices with a clear methodology for determining the appropriate award-compliant salaries.

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Special Conditions for ABIC BW 2018 C

6 May 2019

Special conditions allow the ABIC Commercial Basic Works Contract to be adapted for use on small residential projects in New South Wales.

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Short Form Client Architect Agreement

10 March 2021

Just three pages and a cover letter, the ACA Short Form Client Architect Agreement is a fair and balanced model contract for use on small- to medium-sized projects. Edition 4 out now (updated March 2021)!

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Guide Agreements - IFA

12 November 2017

The ACA Guide IFA Agreement provides member practices with a guide document to review and adjust to suit their particular practice.

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Guide Agreements - time off in lieu and cashing out leave

12 November 2017

The ACA provides new Guide Agreements to assist members meet their obligations under recent changes to the Architects Award.

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Safe Design Proformas

30 August 2016

The ACA's Safe Design Proformas help architects to meet their obligations under the Model Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and state-specific regulations.

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Roof Access Checklist

13 August 2016

ACA - SA has developed a model checklist for roof access on site inspections.

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Professional Services Subcontract

29 October 2021

The new Professional Services Subcontract (updated October 2021) is available for members to use when a back-to-back agreement is required with the Lead Consultant.

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Contractors Employed in an Architect's Office

3 February 2014

A Guide Employment Agreement for Contractors Employed in an Architect’s Office.

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