Each state and territory has its own Architects Act and architects regulations. In addition, codes of conduct or codes of practice have been adopted in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. In some states, it is a legal requirement for an architect to enter into a written agreement with the client. The Institute’s Client Architect Agreement (CAA2019) and the Client Architect Agreement for Limited Services (CAALS2019) have been prepared to be compliant with the various requirements; however, all members should be familiar with their code of conduct where applicable.
The Australian Institute of Architects Code of Professional Conduct defines the standard of conduct which the Institute expects of its members. The code establishes principles to which Institute members are required to conform and defines ethical standards to address obligations to the public, the client, profession and colleagues.