First Nations Webinars, Courses & Websites

4 April 2023

There are a number of excellent CPD webinars, courses, audio recordings, podcasts and websites available that aim to help practitioners gain a better understanding of First Nations knowledge and designing with Country. General courses on Aboriginal Cultural Inclusion and Cultural Competence are also extremely valuable to help build understanding and cultural competence.

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RAP Working Group

11 December 2023

The ACA’s new RAP Working Group was developed to support the ACA membership with their learning around First Nations knowledge and engagement, with a focus on Reconciliation Action Plans. Here we provide a summary of the Group’s aims and a brief interview with the RAP Working Group Chair Stephen Pearse.

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Reconciliation after the Referendum

30 October 2023

At the ACA, we will continue to listen, learn, engage in respectful conversations, educate ourselves and share knowledge where we can. We recommend viewing the webinar ‘Reconciliation after the Referendum’ by Reconciliation Australia and downloading a valuable list of actions that organisations can take.

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10 ways employers can include First Nations people

4 October 2023

The Gari Yala report, meaning ‘speak the truth’ in Wiradjuri, unpacks the findings of an extensive survey on the experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at work. This article, originally published in The Conversation, explores the findings and what employers can do to improve workplace inclusion.

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ACA Reflect RAP Endorsed by Reconciliation Australia

22 August 2023

The ACA is immensely proud to announce that our first Reconciliation Action Plan has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. Our RAP sets out a vision for a more equitable profession and places reconciliation at the heart of what we do.

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Adelaide event – Reconciliation Action Plans

20 June 2023

To celebrate the ACA’s soon-to-be-endorsed RAP, the SA committee has organised a special presentation on Reconciliation Action Plans in Adelaide on Thursday 6 July.

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First Nations Articles & Useful Documents

1 June 2023

A number of excellent articles, reports and documents aim to help practitioners gain a better understanding of First Nations knowledge and designing with Country. This resource roundup is by no means exhaustive. We will continue to add resources over time.

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WA Business of Design 2023

18 May 2023

ACA WA proudly announces that Nolan Hunter, a signatory to the Uluru Statement and Head of Engagement at The Uluru Dialogue, will join us at this year’s Business of Design Lunch on 16 June.

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First Step Towards an ACA RAP

1 April 2023

The ACA is thrilled to announce that we have submitted the first draft of our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan. This project has given our organisation the opportunity to deeply reflect on our purpose and ability to influence positive change.

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Practicing on Country CPD Course

22 March 2023

The Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney is offering a 20% discount for ACA members for its Practicing on Country CPD course, an online, self-paced 1.5 hour learning module.

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First Nations History in WA

4 October 2022

The ACA WA has organised an online presentation on First Nations History in Western Australia since British colonisation. Watch this very special presentation with valuable insights by Scott Patterson, Director at Ochre Project Services.

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Careers: Samantha Rich

14 September 2022

CareerTrackers placements with Lendlease and SJB gave Samantha Rich valuable real-world experience, feedback and skills she could immediately draw upon when she left university.

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4 July 2022

Emma Brain shares insights about the CareerTrackers program, with interviews with University Program Director Sharon Hiserman and Alumni Program Manager and former participant Darcee Duroux.

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That’s a RAP!

9 June 2021

On 3 June, the ACA hosted a webinar with TheFulcrum.Agency on the importance of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs). Emma Brain provides a recap.

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Reconciliation Action Plans

24 May 2021

What is a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), why are they so important and how do you create one? Listen in to this panel discussion from the ACA and TheFulcrum.Agency to learn more about RAPs, including insights from other practices and what you can do to participate in the program. 

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