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.

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Business Advisory

24 October 2020

ACA members have access to financial and business management support through an advisory service from Management for Design.

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Industrial Relations Advisory

24 October 2020

ACA members practices can access a 15-minute consultation with Fair Work Lawyers on employment matters and industrial relations issues.

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Legal Advisory

24 October 2020

ACA members have the opportunity to access 20 minutes of legal advice from one of the senior members of the Moray & Agnew team.

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Industrial Relations Advisory

24 October 2020

ACA members practices can access a 15-minute consultation with Fair Work Lawyers on employment matters and industrial relations issues.

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Legal Advisory

24 October 2020

ACA members have the opportunity to access 20 minutes of legal advice from one of the senior members of the Moray & Agnew team.

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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

27 May 2020

The ACA Resource Sharing System (RSS) is a very timely 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 for ABIC Contracts

26 March 2020

Special conditions for the ABIC SW and ABIC MW contracts introduce the concept of Force Majeure, including pandemics.

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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

11 March 2019

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

10 February 2015

A new Professional Services Subcontract 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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