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. Developed for architects, planners and the built environment industry, the course features Dr Michael Mossman and Elle Davidson, and is available to purchase as an online, self-paced 1.5 hour learning module (1 CPD point).

This CPD course is a learning experience dedicated to understanding, learning about, positioning and applying Country, First Nations Communities and Cultural practices in architecture and the built environment.

As practitioners in the built environment, it is important to understand the way in which practicing on Country has implications for Country. Celebrating and designing for First Nations’ cultural connections and practices embeds thinking about Country throughout all phases of a project.

Meaningful processes require reciprocity to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes between project outcomes and Country, community and culture.

This learning experience places value on First Nations Knowledges, elevating Traditional Custodians as technical experts and seeing their contributions to more enriching project outcomes.

Practicing on Country covers three of the eight Country and First Nations-specific criteria of the National Standard of Competency for Architects 2021 (NSCA 2021) through the Architect’s Accreditation Council of Australia.

Covering performance criteria 3, 8 and 15, this learning experience will provide the necessary information and case study example to better understand the nuances of Country and First Nations Communities and Cultures relative to architecture and the built environment.


General $150
ACA Members $120  – Log in below to access the discount code.


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