The Architects Award
Download the current awards here, and understand your obligations under the Architects Award and how the ACA can help.
Roof Access Checklist
ACA – SA has developed a model checklist for roof access on site inspections.
A Seven-Step Guide to using the Security of Payment Act
Robert Macindoe offers a guide to using the Secuity of Payments Act, based in firsthand experience.
Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide
The Architects’ Time/Cost Calculation Guide is a vital tool to assist practices in assessing the time and associated costs involved in providing an appropriate level of service for a broad range of building types.
Advice for members
The ACA assists members with formal and informal advice in a range of areas relating to the business of architecture.
National Salary Survey
The ACA National Salary Survey provides important data on architectural salaries across Australia.
HR Policy Templates
ACA – Qld /NT has updated the HR Policy Templates. These are now available to all ACA members free as part of the ACA Toolbox.
ACA Insight - Download!
Continue learning after the ACA Insight National Webinars – download the presentations here.
ACA Salary Calculator
The ACA Salary Calculator provides architectural practices with a clear methodology for determining the appropriate award-compliant salaries.
Short Form Architect Client Agreement
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.
Employer Superannuation Obligations
All Australian businesses have responsibilities when it comes to superannuation. Cbus explains employers’ obligations and how Cbus can help.
Architects Award: FAQ
The Architects Award sets the minimum standards and wages for the employment of architects, architectural graduates and architecture students. FAQs to help you meet your obligations.
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.
Guide Employment Agreements
The ACA Employment Agreements provide member practices with guides that they can review and adjust to suit their particular practice.
2016 Salary Survey Report and Analysis
The ACA has released the report on findings of the 2016 National Salary Survey – salaries are up very slightly, but worrying trends continue – there is still a gender pay gap and some practices persist in paying under Award minimums!
Using the Security of Payment Act - Q&A
Robert Macindoe has successfully used the Security of Payment Act to recover outstanding fees. He answers key questions about the process.
ACA + AusSearch
‘AusSearch for ACA Members’ is an online service that enables fast and efficient searching for the documents you need for site analysis and property services.
Professional Services Subcontract
A new Professional Services Subcontract is available for members to use when a back-to-back agreement is required with the Lead Consultant.
New ACIF Forecasts - ACA Member Discounts
ACA members are offered a 25% discount on subscriptions to the new ACIF Customised Forecasts Dashboard.
Contractors Employed in an Architect's Office
A Guide Employment Agreement for Contractors Employed in an Architect’s Office.
Internships - Legal Advice
An employer’s legal obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to students, work experience participants and volunteers.
AS4122-2010 General Conditions of Contract
The ACA recommends members use AS4122–2010, General Conditions of Contract for consultants.
Employee / Contractor Decision Tool
The ATO has a simple online tool to help you find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes.Link