Architects Award

The Architects Award

1 October 2018

Download the current awards here, and understand your obligations under the Architects Award and how the ACA can help.

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Join the ACA

Join the ACA

8 June 2014

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Specialist advice

Advice for members

30 January 2014

The ACA assists members with formal and informal advice in a range of areas relating to the business of architecture.

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Internships legal advice

Internships - Legal Advice

12 January 2014

An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.

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Vehicle allowance

Vehicle allowance

4 November 2015

A brief update on the vehicle allowance in the Architects Award.

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Fair Work Information Statement

6 December 2013

Do you give all new employees the Fair Work Information Statement?

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Termination of Employment

Termination of Employment Clause

29 October 2018

A new award determination requires employers to pay employees within seven days of their termination of employment.

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Employee or Contractor?

Employee or Contractor?

12 November 2017

Do you understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor, and what it means for your practice?

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KYA_EMPLOYER CHECKLIST

Fair Work Employer Checklist

2 February 2014

Do you understand all your obligations under the national workplace relations system? 

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Which Award for Draughtspeople?

Draughting Employees - Which Award?

10 August 2017

Which Award are draughtspeople classified under? Michael Corrigan explains. 

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Award update

New Model Domestic Violence Leave Clause in Awards

16 April 2018

The ACA welcomes the decision of the Fair Work Commission that a model domestic violence leave clause should be inserted into modern Awards. 

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Federal Budget Internship program

Federal Budget New Internship Program

19 May 2016

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.

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Family and Domestic Violence Leave

New Family and Domestic Violence Leave

14 December 2018

Fair Work has announced new leave entitlements, applicable from 1 August.

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Paid Parental Leave

16 February 2017

Do you have systems in place for Paid Parental Leave? We provide an overview of your obligations.

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NYA_REDUNDANCY

Redundancy

10 September 2012

When does redundancy occur and what are your obligations as an employer?

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Time off in lieu changes

Time off in Lieu - New Rules

19 March 2017

A surprise decision by the Fair Work Commission now requires employers to calculate time off in lieu (TOIL) at a rate of 1.5 hours for each hour of overtime worked for employees being paid at the Award rates.

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Performance reviews

9 September 2013

How do you make performance reviews productive for both the business and the employee?

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2019 Award Rates

2019 Award Rates

31 May 2019

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.

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Know your employment contract

Know Your Employment Contract

25 October 2016

Michael Corrigan reminds practices of key considerations. 

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Award Modernisation

Award Modernisation

5 December 2013

Simon Hanger outlines the ACA’s role in the Award Modernisation Process, which led to the Architects Award. 

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CASUAL CONVERSION

Converting Casual Employees to Permanent

24 September 2018

The Fair Work Commission has handed down a new determination that will impact ACA members with regular casual employees.

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ACA WIRE
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. 

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2018 Award pay rates

2018 Award Rates

4 June 2018

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award – effective from 1 July. 

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Flexible work

Right to Request Flexible Work

28 November 2018

The Modern Awards include a new clause outlining the right to request flexible work. 

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Architects Award FAQ

Architects Award: FAQ

19 March 2018

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. 

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Students and Graduates of Architecture

30 August 2016

Provisions for students and graduates of architecture in the Architects Award and applicable pay rates.

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2018 Award changes

2018 Updates to Architects Award

12 December 2018

As the year draws to a close, we take a brief look at the changes made to the Architects Award this year.

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Award pay rates 2017

Federal Industrial Awards Pay Rates from 1 July 2017

7 June 2017

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.

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A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'

A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'

22 April 2014

The ACA is concerned to note that some architectural practices are advertising unpaid ‘internship’ positions that appear to be unlawful.

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Flexible work

Flexibility - New Award Clauses

28 November 2018

New clauses in Modern Awards aim to further support flexible work. The ACA outlines what this might mean, how employers can prepare for these changes, and where to find good material to support flexible workplaces. 

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Changing Employees' Hours of Work

11 October 2013

Managing reducing hours of work to ensure minimum stress and maximum benefit for all.

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