An Architects' Learning Group comprises architects who have formed a group for the purpose of peer education. If the Group follows the guidelines contained in Information Sheet 8 - Establishing an Achitects' Learning Group, participants in the Group can claim formal CPD hours.
Prospective candidates for the AACA Architectural Practice Examination (APE) should familiarise themselves with the examination process by reading this Information Sheet.
To assist architects to maintain and improve their knowledge and skills, providers should develop CPD content in line with best practice principles outlined here.
Under the provisions of the Architects Act 2003, the NSW Architects Registration Board is obliged to investigate complaints against the professional conduct of an architect.
You should read this Info Sheet No 4 in conjunction with the attached extract from Part 4 of the Architects Act 2003 that deals with complaints against the professional conduct of an architect.
Scroll through the publication index to download a pro-forma Statutory Declaration.
As a condition of annual renewal of registration, architects must declare that they have taken all reasonable steps .. to maintain and improve the skills and knowledge necessary for the provision of the architectural services that the architect normally provides (Part 5, Section 17 of the NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct – the Code)
Section 10 of the Act makes it an offence for a corporation or firm to represent itself to be an architect, and must not allow itself to be represented to be an architect, unless the corporation or firm has at least one nominated architect who is responsible for the provision of architectural services by the corporation or firm. The ‘nominated architect’ is responsible for the oversight and delivery of architectural services on behalf of a corporation or firm. In order to perform this duty, the nominated architect should be involved in the running of the business, or be an employee of the corporation or firm.