VICTORIA / TASMANIA
The Victoria / Tasmania Branch leads the ACA’s work on industrial relations and Award-related activities.
ACA – Vic/Tas also focuses on developing resources to assist architects to run their businesses effectively and efficiently.
The branch runs quarterly events on key business practice matters and represents the profession on various committees and advisory boards.
Read more about ACA – Vic/Tas.
2020 Rates of Pay
The 2020 Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees in architectural practices are applicable from 1 November 2020.
The ACA – Vic/Tas has released the results of the first VicPulse survey, revealing worrying levels of work cancelled or on hold. This does not bode well for the wider construction industry, given that architects are often the first professionals employed in the full process of designing and constructing buildings and places. On the other hand, architectural practices are well-positioned to play an active role in the recovery.
ACA - VIC/TAS News - August 2020
As Victoria hits the halfway mark of Lockdown 2.0, we provide an update of recent activity in the Vic/Tas branch, with the VicPulse survey (still open), the new Mental Wellbeing Forum and a VBA Update of COVID-19 Guidelines.
Victoria: Taking the Pulse of the Profession
Data is powerful! Please take the VicPulse survey to assist advocacy efforts for the profession at a critical time for Victoria.
Stage 3 and 4 Restrictions in Victoria
One week into Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions in Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria, key information and resources for individuals and business continues to be rolled out. The following is a summary of useful information and links.
Clarification of Stage 4 Restrictions
The ACA – Victoria/Tasmania provides further clarification of COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions, with advice on construction site access, worker permits, COVID Safe Plans and ongoing advocacy.
COVID-19 Building Industry Guidelines for Victoria
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has issued an update of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for the Victorian building and construction industry, incorporating recent changes to restrictions and government subsidies.
VIC/TAS Branch Update - May 2020
The VIC/TAS Committee has been extremely busy this year with the Industrial Relations Committee's work and several timely new additions to the ACA Business Toolbox.
COVID-19 Guidelines for the Victorian Building and Construction Industry
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has released the latest version of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines for the building and construction industry in Victoria.
Vic/Tas Update - Business Toolbox, IR & Events
The ACA – Vic/Tas Committee have had a busy year of advocacy, events and business tool development, with plenty more to come in 2020.
ACA - Vic/Tas Christmas Drinks
Raise a glass with the Vic/Tas committee and celebrate with end-of-year drinks in Melbourne on Tuesday 10 December.
ARBV Seeks Examiners for APE Part 3 Interviews
The Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) is currently inviting expressions of interest for examiners for the Architectural Practice Examination (APE) Part 3 interviews, with closing date on 18 November.
For Melbourne-based Kosloff Architecture, building a positive, healthy practice culture is a key priority, and achieving B Corp status an important step in the evolution of the practice.
Business Toolbox Update & Events in Vic/Tas
The Vic/Tas committee talks events, ARBV nominations and the business toolbox.
Financial Management for your Practice
What does best practice financial management look like in architecture and how can you apply it to strengthen your own practice? Join the ACA – Vic/Tas committee and three expert speakers on 23 September for an event not to be missed.
Building Industry Needs Significant Cultural Change
Newly appointed Victorian State Building Surveyor Andrew Cialini says it’s time for the building industry to preference public safety and quality over cost, and to implement change for the good of overall outcomes rather than self-interest.
The Social Conscience of Architecture
The ACA – VIC/TAS Committee is delighted to announce a special free event on 27 August in Melbourne, which will explore the benefits of instigating a culture of social responsibility into architectural practice.
As Birrelli celebrates its 25th year in business, Launceston-based architect and former ACA State President Jack Birrell reflects on the challenges and joys of practice on a remote island.
Victorian Government Leadership on Cladding
The release of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce Final Report and associated program of work is welcomed by the ACA, but the Federal Government must also take action to ensure a unified national approach.
ACA Discounted Rate for Informed Seminars
informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a discounted rate for Melbourne and Sydney half-day seminars, which take an in-depth look at consultancy agreements.
For emerging practice Winter Architecture, location is no obstacle to team collaboration, with employees located around Australia. Here, Director Jean Graham describes the practice’s origins, ambitions and determination to remain flexible, agile and openminded.
VIC/TAS February Update
Matthew Tence provides an update on ACA – VIC/TAS plans for the year.
December Update from Vic/Tas
The ACA – Vic/Tas branch has had a busy year, with a range of insightful events, continuing development of ACA tools, and important input to the Fair Work Commission.
Long Service Leave Changes
The Victorian Government has expanded the rights of employees regarding long service leave, effective from 1 November.
Presentations on State School Projects available
The recent ACA – Vic/Tas presentation on State School Projects was a great success, with excellent attendance and enlightening presentations on the VSBA process. Now you can download them!
ACA - VIC/TAS: State School Projects
Are you interested in securing state educational work or simply understanding more about the process and what is required? Then join the ACA – Vic/Tas on Wednesday 26 September to learn all there is to know about the VSBA process for capital works.
Bryant Alsop Architects
For Bryant Alsop, success comes from building strong relationships – with consultants, builders and suppliers as well as valued employees.
2018 Award Rates
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award – effective from 1 July.
The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) invites ACA members to the Forecasts Breakfast Briefing.
The latest from ACA - Vic/Tas
The ACA – Vic/Tas committee is focusing on updates to key ACA business tools.
Be Informed Briefing: Harmonious Sub-consulting
Join informed by Planned Cover for a seminar on developing harmonious relationships between lead consultants and sub-consultants. ACA members receive a discount on these events.
Welcome to ACA Tasmania
Come along to the first ACA event in Tasmania to find out more about the ACA Toolbox and how we can help you run your business!
Managing a Competitive Practice
Business Management can be challenging. But it's essential to the success of your practice - and the profession.
A Year of Projects for ACA - Vic/TAS
This year has been a fruitful one for ACA – Vic/Tas. The branch has developed and revised resources for the ACA Business Toolbox, negotiated the review of the Architects Award and established a new event series to increase opportunities for discussion and networking.
Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held in five cities around Australia in November.
Fees, Agreements and Running a Studio
Download the presentations from Fees, Agreements and Running Your Studio.
Business Systems Survey Results
Do you know where to start when choosing a new business management system for your practice?
Architecture and Technology
Save the date for the ACA – Vic/Tas discussion of the impacts of new technologies on architectural practice.
ACA - Vic/Tas update
ACA – Vic/Tas continues to work hard behind the scenes, and announces a new quarterly event program.
ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program
ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.
Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program
The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!
Do Unto Others
ACA National President Steve Kennedy wishes all well, and urges architectural practices to look forward to 2017 with 'optimism for ourselves but also with optimism and generosity towards our staff'.
Vic/Tas 2016 Update
President Paul Viney outlines the achievements of ACA – Vic/Tas for 2016.
ACA Financial Training
Greg Isaac provides an overview of the recent financial training program undertaken by all ACA elected members.
ACIF Forecasts - November 2016
ACIF has released is Construction Industry Forecast for November 2016.
ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting
2016 ACA Annual General Meeting – Monday 12 December.
ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in April
The Future of the Industry - Architecture and Engineering
What is the future for architecture and engineering? Management for Design's next event canvasses the issues.
Architecture and New Media
The next ACA – Vic/Tas event sees Andrew Maynard and Justine Clark offer their perspectives on architecture and contemporary media.
ACA - Vic/Tas Election Notice
Nominations are now open for the ACA – VIC/TAS election for Branch Treasurer.
Architects in Australia
Insightful reports by Gill Matthewson chart the professional profile of architects and the industry’s growth and development in recent years through the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses.
ACA - Vic/Tas President's Report, 2014
Simon Hanger, ACA – Vic/Tas President, outlines the branches achievements and activities over the past year, along with initiatives for the coming year.
Why switch off the lights?
Why run a webinar on closing down an architecural practice? Isn't that just too depressing? Well, no. Michael Neustein explains.
Thank you Simon Hanger!
Enthusiastic, committed and generous, Simon Hanger is retiring from the ACA after sixteen years of service.
CPD now Compulsory in Victoria
The ARBV advises that continuing professional development is now compulsory in Victoria.
The Victorian Building Authority is contacting building practitioners – including architects – to identify the possible use of non-compliant building material in the construction of buildings in Victoria.
Architects Regulations 2015
New Architects Regulations in Victoria come into effect 19 May.
Construction Market Report
What are the economic forecasts for your state? The ACIF Construction Market Report is out now.
Presenting to Government
How architects present in government contexts can have a large impact on their chances of getting the job, or gaining support for a project. Jill Garner, Victorian Associate Government Architect, offers some tips.
New Fixed Fee Scale from Victoria's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Good news on architects fees from Victoria.
Welcome new ACA members
The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia.
Farewell from the ACA - Vic / Tas
Thanks to John Castles, Jim Earle and Struan Gilfillan for their long commitment to the ACA and the profession.
10 Principles for Building an Architectural Business
How do you build an architectural business? Charles Justin offers 10 principles to guide a practice.
Building a Successful Architectural Business
In the first ACA – Vic/Tas event for 2014 Charles Justin will discuss building a successful architectural business, including reflections on his own career and businesses.
Jack Birrell reports on the TADA Awards, a new program firmly establishing Tasmania's creative presence.
Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.
National Salary Survey
The ACA National Salary Survey provides important data on architectural salaries across Australia.
Government as Smart Client & Procurement Case Studies
An excellent guide to procurement from the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.
An update from Simon Hanger on the integration of the ARBV into the new Victorian Building Authority.
The State of Play in Tasmania
Jack Birrell provides an update on things Tasmanian.
Safe Design Proformas
The ACA's Safe Design Proformas help architects to meet their obligations under the Model Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and state-specific regulations.