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.
We look forward to seeing you at an ACA session soon!
ACA National Webinar Program
The ACA National Webinar Program offers the opportunity for practitioners to join a national discussion on the business of architecture, while also gaining CPD.
Industrial Manslaughter Laws Webinar
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.
Champions of Change webinar
On Wednesday 23 June, the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum (QLD/NT) will host a special online discussion on wellbeing in the profession with Monica Edwards and Brett Hudson from the Champions of Change Coalition.
That’s a RAP!
On 3 June, the ACA hosted a webinar with TheFulcrum.Agency on the importance of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs). Emma Brain provides a recap.
Insurance & the NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act
The NSW/ACT branch committee is delighted to present Simon Gray and Carina Bogaard from Planned Cover on Wednesday 23 June to discuss the D&BP Act and its insurance implications.
Business of Design Lunch
The WA Committee is pleased to announce the return of their Business of Design Lunch on 2 July 2021 with guest speaker Adrian Fini.
Benchmark your Practice
Part self-diagnosis, part interactive, this CPD webinar will help you answer one big question – how should you grow your architecture practice this year? Join the ACA and Deltek on 23 June for insights into industry trends and critical benchmarks to help you succeed and stand out against the competition. Free for ACA members.
Designing Practice with Emma Williamson
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.
Reconciliation Action Plans
What is a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), why are they so important and how do you create one? Join TheFulcrum.Agency and the ACA on 3 June to learn more about RAPs and what you can do to participate in the program.
NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act Part 1 – A Recap
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.
NCC Update for Architects
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.
New BGGS Science Learning Centre
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.
NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act event series – Part 2
The NSW/ACT branch committee is delighted to present Matt Press, Director of the Office of the NSW Building Commissioner, on Thursday 20 May to discuss the Construct NSW strategy and what it means for architects.
Ardex is running a number of one-hour CPD seminars on the Four Key Components of Successful Waterproofing in May and June.
Demystifying Legal Jargon
informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount to ACA members for a webinar on Demystifying the Jargon (Legal) on Thursday 27 May.
Ideas for a Better Profession
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.
Balancing Flexibility with Business
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.
Medium Density Symposium recap
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.
Medium Density Policy in WA
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.
ACA Member Discount for D&BP Act Webinar
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.
Discount Tickets for ArchiTeam Conference
Our good friends at ArchiTeam are offering a special discounted rate for ACA members for the ArchiTeam conference on Friday 21 May.
Design Matters: Medium Density Symposium
The WA branch of the ACA will present a special Medium Density Symposium on Wednesday 31 March in collaboration with Open House Perth (OHP).
Architects Mental Wellbeing Breakfast in SA
The ACA – SA Committee started the year with their annual welcome breakfast and the launch of the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum on 23 February.
Heritage & Design Webinar
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.
Social Housing of the Future
Tickets are now available for ArchiPitch 2021 on Tuesday 30 March, which will focus on big ideas for the social housing sector.
WA Branch Launches Wellbeing Forum
The WA branch is proud to launch the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum on Wednesday 3 March.
The Superintendent’s Role as Certifier
informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount to ACA members for their next Contract Administration webinar on 18 March.
Industrial Relations Webinar – Free to ACA members
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).
ArchiPitch Seeks Expressions of Interest for 2021
The ACA is delighted to to support ArchiPitch 2021, which will tackle the important topic of social housing at Melbourne Design Week.
SA Breakfast & Architects Mental Wellbeing Launch
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.
A Contemporary Heritage Approach
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.
2021 Trivia Night
Join the ACA – Qld/NT Committee and Quiz Master Robert Wesener for the 2021 Trivia Night on 26 February.
Welcome Breakfast in WA
The WA branch committee and incoming WA President Kukame McPierzie are hosting a welcome breakfast for members on Wednesday 17 February.
First Nations Design Principles
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.
Record Keeping webinar
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.
Getting a Head Start with your Contracts
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.
SA Roundtable on Post-COVID Reality
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.
Christmas Drinks in WA
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.
Doing Documentation Better
On 11 November 2020, guest speaker Alex Chistiakoff presented an ACA webinar on delivering high quality documentation efficiently and consistently.
Getting the Balance Right
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.
Cost Planning & Negotiation 101
Join the ACA and our expert speakers on Wednesday 21 October for an introduction to Cost Planning and Negotiation, and the crucial role these skills can play for the success of your practice.