Events / CPD

Current and upcoming events online and across Australia.

Our online CPD  gives all members an affordable opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge while joining the national discussion on the business of architecture. Previous webinars are available to purchase on demand.

For information about a selection of previous events refer to the branch sections.

We look forward to seeing you at an ACA session soon!

2021-08-23

CPD Webinars On Demand

23 August 2021

Did you miss out on a particularly interesting webinar? Are you working towards fulfilling your CPD requirements? Five years of relevant ACA CPD webinars are now available for purchase on demand.

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2021-09-11

Air Quality & Ventilation webinar

11 September 2021

Join Mecca Events’ panel of experts on Wednesday 6 October for a discussion on air quality, ventilation and how to deliver healthy indoor environments. ACA members can access a 20% discount. Book now!

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2021-09-11

WA Design Review event

11 September 2021

The WA branch of the ACA, alongside the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), will be having an important and timely discussion on design review on 17 September at the Melbourne Hotel.

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2021-09-11

Business of Design Recap

11 September 2021

In mid-August, WA members gathered at Double Rainbow at The Rechabite for the ACA’s annual Business of Design Lunch, featuring speaker Adrian Fini, Founder of Hesperia and celebrated developer and patron of art and design.

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2021-09-09

BoSP Recap – Fee Talk

9 September 2021

More than 300 architects registered for our recent BoSP webinar on fees with Kate Fitzgerald, Warwick Mihaly and Mick Moloney, and we’re still not sure if it was the topic or the presenters that generated all that interest!

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2021-09-02

Living Architecture with Lindsay and Kerry Clare

2 September 2021

On Wednesday 8 September, the QLD/NT branch will run the first in a Q&A series with prominent architects, this time with Lindsay and Kerry Clare. Don’t miss it. Book now!

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2021-09-01

Waterproofing Specification Webinar

1 September 2021

Join the ACA and James Muir from Ardex on Thursday 16 September to learn more about the critical area of waterproofing, its specification, and changes in the industry. Book now!

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2021-08-31

NSW Regulation & Class 2 Buildings

31 August 2021

Join us on Wednesday 8 September for a special presentation by Kirsten Orr, Registrar, NSW Architects Registration Board, on the regulatory context of architecture in NSW with a focus on Class 2 Buildings.

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2021-08-31

IR Update – Free for ACA members!

31 August 2021

Join the ACA for our latest Industrial Relations webinar on 7 September with legal advisor Tom Earls, who will take us through the new casual employment regime and a brief update on workplace relations issues.

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2021-08-24

Creators vs Copycats

24 August 2021

On Tuesday 14 September, informed by Planned Cover is running a national webinar on copyright, intellectual property and how to protect your work. ACA members can access a 15% discount.

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2021-08-15

Waterproofing, Tiling & Flooring

15 August 2021

Ardex is running a range of online formal CPD courses in August and September on the topics of waterproofing, tiling and flooring systems. 

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2021-08-14

Tracking KPIs Through Tough Times

14 August 2021

After a challenging year, how are architecture practices in Asia Pacific (APAC) performing? Download the latest Deltek Clarity report to find out more.

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2021-08-11

Housing & Energy Efficiency – NCC CPD Course

11 August 2021

The Australian Building Codes Board is offering an NCC CPD course to help build understanding of housing energy efficiency requirements. A special discounted offer is available for a limited time.

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2021-08-10

Reuse, Retrofit, Recycle

10 August 2021

Mecca’s upcoming CPD webinar on Wednesday 1 September will feature leading design and engineering experts presenting on Adaptive Reuse in Buildings. ACA members can access a 20% discount.

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2021-08-01

St John’s Mental Health First Aid Training

1 August 2021

The WA and SA branches are proud to offer members the opportunity to participate in the St John’s Mental Health First Aid Training at a reduced price.

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2021-07-14

Business of Design in SA – A Recap

14 July 2021

On Tuesday 8 June, the ACA – SA Committee was delighted to host its popular annual Business of Design Lunch with guest speaker Emma Williamson from TheFulcrum.Agency. Three attendees offer a recap.

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2021-07-05

WA Business of Design Lunch

5 July 2021

The WA Committee have rescheduled their Business of Design Lunch to Friday 20 August 2021 with guest speaker Adrian Fini.

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2021-06-09

Industrial Manslaughter Laws Webinar

9 June 2021

The next CPD webinar from ACA partner Mecca Events on 23 June will cover industrial manslaughter legislation with legal and work health and safety experts Tony Lawrence, Kate Elliott and Stephen Russell.

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2021-06-09

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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2021-05-27

Designing Practice with Emma Williamson

27 May 2021

The ACA – SA Committee is excited to host its popular annual Business of Design Lunch on Tuesday 8 June with guest speaker Emma Williamson from TheFulcrum.Agency.

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2021-05-13

NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act Part 1 – A Recap

13 May 2021

NSW/ACT committee member Jennifer Crawford provides a comprehensive recap of a recent ACA event about NSW building reform, where legal counsel Christopher Larcos took us through the legal implications of the D&BP Act.

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2021-05-12

NCC Update for Architects

12 May 2021

The ACA – QLD/NT branch committee is hosting a lunch forum on the National Construction Code on Wednesday 26 May with guest speaker Michael Moran.

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2021-05-11

New BGGS Science Learning Centre

11 May 2021

Last month, the QLD/NT branch committee organised a site tour of the seven-storey Science Learning Centre at the Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Ray Giarola provides a recap.

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2021-05-10

Successful Waterproofing

10 May 2021

Ardex is running a number of one-hour CPD seminars on the Four Key Components of Successful Waterproofing in May and June. 

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2021-05-08

Demystifying Legal Jargon

8 May 2021

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount to ACA members for a webinar on Demystifying the Jargon (Legal) on Thursday 27 May.

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2021-05-03

Ideas for a Better Profession

3 May 2021

The NSW/ACT branch committee is delighted to present another face to face event on Thursday 27 May, with speaker Michael Lewarne exploring important questions about the nature of architectural practice and how we might do things differently in a post-COVID world.

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2021-04-22

Balancing Flexibility with Business

22 April 2021

Join the ACA and speakers Fiona Martin and Alec Tzannes on Wednesday 5 May for a very timely lunchtime webinar on balancing flexibility and hybrid ways of working with the needs of business.

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2021-04-14

Medium Density Symposium recap

14 April 2021

On 31 March, the WA branch hosted its most ambitious event yet – a symposium on the State Government’s proposed policy to guide medium density developments across Western Australia. Emma Brain provides a recap.

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2021-04-14

Medium Density Policy in WA

14 April 2021

The WA branch has been leading a series of initiatives aimed at engaging the architecture profession with the State Government’s draft Medium Density Code. Watch our short film featuring some of the designers who worked with DesignWA to shape this policy ... and then have your say.

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2021-04-11

ACA Member Discount for D&BP Act Webinar

11 April 2021

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount to ACA members for their follow-up webinar on the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) on 22 April.

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2021-04-11

Discount Tickets for ArchiTeam Conference

11 April 2021

Our good friends at ArchiTeam are offering a special discounted rate for ACA members for the ArchiTeam conference on Friday 21 May.

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2021-03-18

Design Matters: Medium Density Symposium

18 March 2021

The WA branch of the ACA will present a special Medium Density Symposium on Wednesday 31 March in collaboration with Open House Perth (OHP).

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2021-03-09

Architects Mental Wellbeing Breakfast in SA

9 March 2021

The ACA – SA Committee started the year with their annual welcome breakfast and the launch of the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum on 23 February.

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2021-03-09

Heritage & Design Webinar

9 March 2021

On Wednesday 31 March, Mecca Events will present a CPD webinar on all things heritage, from understanding heritage context and significance to regulations and compliance, materials and finishes.

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2021-03-05

Social Housing of the Future

5 March 2021

Tickets are now available for ArchiPitch 2021 on Tuesday 30 March, which will focus on big ideas for the social housing sector.

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2021-02-22

WA Branch Launches Wellbeing Forum

22 February 2021

The WA branch is proud to launch the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum on Wednesday 3 March.

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2021-02-20

The Superintendent’s Role as Certifier

20 February 2021

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount to ACA members for their next Contract Administration webinar on 18 March.

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2021-02-08

Industrial Relations Webinar – Free to ACA members

8 February 2021

In early 2021, the ACA’s new industrial advisor, Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers, presented a very timely IR Update. This CPD webinar is now available for purchase on demand (free for ACA members).

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2021-02-07

ArchiPitch Seeks Expressions of Interest for 2021

7 February 2021

The ACA is delighted to to support ArchiPitch 2021, which will tackle the important topic of social housing at Melbourne Design Week.

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2021-02-05

SA Breakfast & Architects Mental Wellbeing Launch

5 February 2021

As we embark on 2021 and look to the future, join the ACA – SA for a very special Welcome Breakfast as we launch the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum.

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2021-02-05

A Contemporary Heritage Approach

5 February 2021

The NSW/ACT branch of the ACA has joined forces with Sydney East Architects to host a special event on contemporary heritage matters in NSW on Wednesday 17 February.

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2021-02-04

2021 Trivia Night

4 February 2021

Join the ACA – Qld/NT Committee and Quiz Master Robert Wesener for the 2021 Trivia Night on 26 February.

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2021-01-29

Welcome Breakfast in WA

29 January 2021

The WA branch committee and incoming WA President Kukame McPierzie are hosting a welcome breakfast for members on Wednesday 17 February.

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2021-01-24

First Nations Design Principles

24 January 2021

WSP’s Indigenous Specialist Services team and Dr Shaneen Fantin of POD (People Oriented Design) will discuss First Nations Design Principles in Architecture and Building at an upcoming CPD webinar by Mecca Events on 10 February. ACA members can access a 20% discount.

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2021-01-21

Record Keeping webinar

21 January 2021

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount for ACA members for a document management and record keeping webinar at lunchtime on 10 February.

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2020-11-27

Getting a Head Start with your Contracts

27 November 2020

Join the ACA on Wednesday 16 December for our last online event for the year, with some practical guidance on contracts from lawyer and risk manager Wendy Poulton.

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2020-11-04

SA Roundtable on Post-COVID Reality

4 November 2020

Wellbeing, localism and optimism can summarise the discussion at the ACA’s recent Adelaide roundtable on the post-COVID reality for South Australia, writes Mario Dreosti.

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2020-11-01

Christmas Drinks in WA

1 November 2020

WA President Malcolm Jones and committee will host drinks on the rooftop of the Alex Hotel on 3 December to celebrate the start of the festive season.

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2020-10-03

Doing Documentation Better

3 October 2020

On 11 November 2020, guest speaker Alex Chistiakoff presented an ACA webinar on delivering high quality documentation efficiently and consistently. 

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2020-10-03

Getting the Balance Right

3 October 2020

Are we architects so we can be in business, or in business so we can be architects? The ACA and the BoSP forum met on 23 November for an insightful conversation about developing simultaneously as an architect and an entrepreneur. 

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