Mel Bayl-Smith

Valuable Experience or Exploitation? The Story of Unpaid Internships

7 August 2018

In a profession under pressure, unpaid internships are becoming increasingly common, but they may be placing our most vulnerable students and graduates at risk. Melonie Bayl-Smith unpacks the issues.

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Research for Architects in Small Practice

Research for Architects in Small Practice

15 August 2018

Our colleagues at ArchiTeam are crowdfunding a research project to develop data and knowledge about small practice. We encourage practitioners at all scales to support. 

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Unpaid interns

Legal Advice: Unpaid Internships

13 August 2018

What are your obligations in terms of unpaid internships? Nick Ruskin from K&L Gates looks at the fine print.

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Bryant Alsop Architects

13 August 2018

For Bryant Alsop, success comes from building strong relationships – with consultants, builders and suppliers as well as valued employees.

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Talent Management and Succession Planning

Talent Management and Succession Planning

2 August 2018

Do you have plans in place for the future of your practice and the key people who are so crucial to its success? Book NOW for the August ACA Insight webinar.

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ACA Announces New Partnership with BEC

ACA Announces New Partnership with BEC

13 August 2018

The ACA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Built Environment Channel (BEC), a free digital screen network available to practices big and small.

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Family and Domestic Violence Leave

New Family and Domestic Violence Leave

31 July 2018

Fair Work has announced new leave entitlements, applicable from 1 August.

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Architects' Time/Cost Calculator

16 April 2018

The ACA is pleased to announce the launch of version 2 of the ACA Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator. 

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Fee redemption

Fee Redemption: A mutually assured future

19 June 2018

The conversation about fees is taking off across social media. John Held argues that many of the contemporary problems facing architects derive from unpriced risk, and that nationwide research and smarter business practices are part of the solution. 

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KNOW YOUR AWARD
Performance reviews

How Do You Performance Review?

15 May 2018

ACA – SA is developing advice for all members about the effective use of performance reviews. To get going we want to hear from you.

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Where to from here
Elizabeth Radley

Managing the Risk of Sexual Harassment

16 July 2018

Implementing policies and staff training around harassment are important, but enforcement is crucial. Employers must be prepared to take direct action when required, advises employment law specialist Elizabeth Radley.

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Mid-year Update from NSW/ACT

Mid-year Update from NSW/ACT

10 August 2018

The ACA – NSW/ACT branch has planned a host of interesting events for the second half of 2018.

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ACA - Vic/Tas August Update

ACA - Vic/Tas August Update

14 August 2018

The ACA – Vic/Tas branch has had a busy few months, with elections, a business toolbox seminar and ongoing feedback on the Victorian Schools Capital Works program.

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ACA 2018 Salary Survey

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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