Advice for members
The ACA assists members with formal and informal advice in a range of areas relating to the business of architecture.
The Architects Award
Download the current awards here, and understand your obligations under the Architects Award and how the ACA can help.
New Model Domestic Violence Leave Clause in Awards
The ACA welcomes the decision of the Fair Work Commission that a model domestic violence leave clause should be inserted into modern Awards.
Federal Budget New Internship Program
The 2016 Federal Budget includes an internship program. Details are scant, but the ACA is keeping a watching brief on the initiative and what it means in relation to the Architects Award.
Architects Award: FAQ
The Architects Award sets the minimum standards and wages for the employment of architects, architectural graduates and architecture students. FAQs to help you meet your obligations.
2018 Award Rates
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award – effective from 1 July.
Fair Work Employer Checklist
Do you understand all your obligations under the national workplace relations system?
Paid Parental Leave
Do you have systems in place for Paid Parental Leave? We provide an overview of your obligations.
When does redundancy occur and what are your obligations as an employer?
Federal Industrial Awards Pay Rates from 1 July 2017
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.
Simon Hanger outlines the ACA’s role in the Award Modernisation Process, which led to the Architects Award.
Students and Graduates of Architecture
Provisions for students and graduates of architecture in the Architects Award and applicable pay rates.
Changing Employees' Hours of Work
Managing reducing hours of work to ensure minimum stress and maximum benefit for all.
Employee / Contractor Decision Tool
The ATO has a simple online tool to help you find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes.Link
Draughting Employees - Which Award?
Which Award are draughtspeople classified under? Michael Corrigan explains.
A brief update on the vehicle allowance in the Architects Award.
Internships - Legal Advice
An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.
Know Your Employment Contract
Michael Corrigan reminds practices of key considerations.
How do you make performance reviews productive for both the business and the employee?
A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'
The ACA is concerned to note that some architectural practices are advertising unpaid ‘internship’ positions that appear to be unlawful.
Employee or Contractor?
Do you understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, and what it means for your practice?
New Family and Domestic Violence Leave
Fair Work has announced new leave entitlements, applicable from 1 August.