1970-01-01

Management for Design FAQs

29 November 2020

Management for Design responds to some frequently asked questions for ACA members, covering everything from strategic plans and building a team, to resource and project management, profitability and financial control, and the critical ingredients to successful leadership.

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NexSys IT Member Offer

29 November 2020

The ACA’s National Principal Partner, NexSys IT, is extending its support to ACA members with an exclusive offer of Autodesk licences at cost price.

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Business Advisory

24 October 2020

ACA members have access to financial and business management support through an advisory service from Management for Design.

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Industrial Relations Advisory

24 October 2020

ACA members practices can access a 15-minute consultation with Fair Work Lawyers on employment matters and industrial relations issues.

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Legal Advisory

24 October 2020

ACA members have the opportunity to access 20 minutes of legal advice from one of the senior members of the Moray & Agnew team.

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HR Policy Templates

30 September 2020

Comprehensive and written in plain English, the HR Policy Templates can be readily tailored to suit the needs of specific practices.

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High Court Decision about Personal Leave

14 August 2020

Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers summarises the findings of an important high court decision about personal leave accrual for ACA members.

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Clerks Award - An Explainer

31 July 2020

The various classifications of the Clerks Award can cause confusion. Tom Earls of Fair Work Lawyers clears up some common areas of conflict.

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ACA Employment Agreement Templates

28 July 2020

The updated ACA Employment Agreement Templates are available for all members to download and use in their practice.

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COVID-19 & Industrial Manslaughter

4 June 2020

By 1 July 2020, Victoria will introduce industrial manslaughter laws for the first time. At the same time, Australia continues its efforts to contain COVID-19, including significant restrictions on work and workplaces. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers explores the issues for ACA members.

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ACA Resource Sharing System

27 May 2020

The ACA Resource Sharing System (RSS) is a very timely employment initiative designed to assist members in retaining valuable staff by entering into short-term secondment agreements.

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Federal Court's Ruling on Casual Employment

21 May 2020

On 20 May 2020, the full bench of the Federal Court redefined what constitutes a casual worker. Michael Corrigan digs into the detail.

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Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator

13 May 2020

The ACA Architects' Time/Cost Calculator Version 3 helps practices assess the time and costs involved in providing an appropriate level of service for a broad range of building types.

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Force Majeure - Special Conditions for ABIC Contracts

26 March 2020

Special conditions for the ABIC SW and ABIC MW contracts introduce the concept of Force Majeure, including pandemics.

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Coronavirus: Stand Down Considerations

19 March 2020

Tom Earls and David Putland from Fair Work Lawyers provide an update on key considerations for employers when circumstances force them to stand down parts of their workforce.

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Coronavirus: Implications for Employers

15 March 2020

With COVID-19 threatening to have significant impacts on businesses and workplaces around Australia in the coming weeks and months, Tom Earls and David Putland from Fair Work Lawyers provide insights into the complex and often competing legal concepts relating to employment.

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ACA Salary Calculator

3 July 2019

The ACA Salary Calculator provides architectural practices with a clear methodology for determining the appropriate award-compliant salaries.

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Special Conditions for ABIC BW 2018 C

6 May 2019

Special conditions allow the ABIC Commercial Basic Works Contract to be adapted for use on small residential projects in New South Wales.

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Novation - A Guide for Architects

17 April 2019

Novation can create confusion for architects and builders alike. Christopher Larcos offers a legal primer to the contractual rights and obligations of a novated project.

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Short Form Client Architect Agreement

11 March 2019

Just three pages and a cover letter, the ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement is a fair and balanced model contract for use on small to medium sized projects. Edition 3 out now!

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2018 Salary Survey Findings

17 August 2018

The findings of the 2018 National Salary Survey, with analysis by Dr Gill Matthewson, are now out. There is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums!

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Guide Agreements - IFA

12 November 2017

The ACA Guide IFA Agreement provides member practices with a guide document to review and adjust to suit their particular practice.

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Guide Agreements - time off in lieu and cashing out leave

12 November 2017

The ACA provides new Guide Agreements to assist members meet their obligations under recent changes to the Architects Award.

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2017 Salary Survey - Findings

31 May 2017

The findings of the 2017 National Salary Survey, with analysis by Dr Gill Matthewson, are now out - salaries are up very slightly, but worrying trends continue for the third year. There is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums!

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Safe Design Proformas

30 August 2016

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.

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Roof Access Checklist

13 August 2016

ACA - SA has developed a model checklist for roof access on site inspections.

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2015 Salary Survey Report and Analysis

17 July 2015

The ACA has released the report on findings of the 2015 National Salary Survey. The outlines the broad trends identified this year and compares these to the results from the previous two years.

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Professional Services Subcontract

10 February 2015

A new Professional Services Subcontract is available for members to use when a back-to-back agreement is required with the Lead Consultant.

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2014 Salary Survey Findings

8 June 2014

The ACA is pleased to release a report on findings of the first two iterations of the National Salary Survey.

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Contractors Employed in an Architect's Office

3 February 2014

A Guide Employment Agreement for Contractors Employed in an Architect’s Office.

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