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Sole practitioners

Published: 23 October 2015 | Edited: 16 January 2020

As the term 'sole practitioner' (or 'sole trader') suggests, this is a type of architectural practice with only one individual. A sole practitioner ...


Codes of conduct

Published: 4 March 2020

Each state and territory has its own Architects Act and architects regulations. In addition, codes of conduct have been adopted in New South Wales, ...


Conduct toward other architects

Published: 27 July 2017 | Edited: 19 May 2021

Read time: 18 minutes There are times when architects and architectural firms come together to collaborate or form joint ventures to work together.


Transfer of business

Published: 4 September 2017 | Edited: 26 February 2020

The employment obligations when transferring a business or part of a business may differ between the two industrial relations systems. Please refer ...


Architects Acts

Published: 2 October 2017 | Edited: 18 October 2019

Legislation has been enacted in each state and territory to protect the title 'architect' and to provide a framework for practicing architects. To ...



Published: 24 April 2018

The following advice was prepared with reference to the Architecture, Building Design and Copyright (2016) publication by the Australian Copyright ...


DDA - Disability Discrimination Act

Published: 23 November 2017

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 is Commonwealth legislation which, in its simplest terms, makes it unlawful to treat a person with a ...


Security of payment (SOP)

Published: 10 September 2020 | Edited: 10 June 2021

Security of Payment (SOP) legislation is in effect in each Australian state and territory. SOP is aimed at encouraging timely progress payment and ...


Event design and planning

Published: 29 August 2018

The key to a successful event is to understand your audience. Select your venue and keynotes based on the needs and interests of your clients and ...


Safety during construction

Published: 17 March 2021

Site safety for architects Designers or their staff may work closely with a principal contractor, or as a principal contractor in a design and ...


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