ARB CPD Webinars

In 2020 the Board will make all of its CPD program available online, for free. Find a full list of events here.

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We understand that the CPD plans of many architects for the 2019-2020 reporting period have been impacted by the widespread cancellation of face-to-face CPD events. As an immediate response, the Board has moved all of its CPD offerings online and to make them free to access in 2020.

Drop in to our weekly online Q&A sessions every Wednesday from 12.30 - 1.30pm AEST.

The Board is hosting weekly online Q&A sessions for architects to attend and ask any questions you may have about your registration or other regulatory matters. These will be hosted every Wednesday at 12.30 – 1.30pm, beginning March 25th, 2020. Simply click here to join the Q&A, no registration is required, however attendance is limited to 100 participants at any one time.

All future CPD bookings will be managed via Zoom, and listed on this page. Some events may require a free Zoom account, link here for more information. Dates and details will be posted on this page and updated regularly.

The following program will be updated regularly with dates and availability:

Managing Continuing Professional Development
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.2, 9.7 
Download the CPD Questionnaire here: [PDF] [DOCX]
Thursday 9 April 12.30 - 1.30pm. (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 16 April 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here
Please note slides will not be made available for these Webinars - key content is contained in the Information Sheet: Continuing Professional Development.
A Webinar that presents the context and policies of CPD for architects, as well as sharing a range of opportunities and methods for architects to access, create, or discover CPD. Particularly recommended for Architect Learning Group administrators, Practice Networks, and self-directed learners. 

This session will cover:

  • Relevance of the regulation of architects in the current context of endemic building failures
  • Importance of CPD in the regulation of the industry and the different CPD requirements that exist from state to state
  • Changes to the Architects Act
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on CPD requirements for the 2019-2020 reporting period
  • Continuing Professional Development requirements in NSW
  • National Standard of Competency for Architects
  • Architects Learning Groups

This session is equivalent to one-hour of Formal CPD and will deliver learning outcomes related to the following Performance Criteria from the National Standard of Competency for Architects (the Standard):
9.7     Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and obligations in regard to architectural practice, practice management and registration as an architect [in NSW]. 
Content cuts across the “Regulatory” Knowledge Domain in the Standard. 
It also particularly focuses on Part 5, Clause 16 of NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct 2017, which is a Regulation of the Architects Act 2003 (NSW)

What you need to know about being an architect is NSW
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.7 
Tuesday 7 April 12.30 - 1.30pm. (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 8 May 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here.
A comprehensive primer on the regulations, professional context, and important considerations for what it means to be a registered architect in NSW. Particularly recommended for recently registered architects (<5 years), or those returning to practice after a break.

Being a Nominated Architect
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.1, 9.4, 9.7
Friday 17 April 12.30 - 1.30pm. (SOLD OUT)
Friday 24 April 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here.
A Webinar that presents the law, policy, and regulatory context of being a nominated architect in NSW. Recommended for recently registered architects, and all nominated architects.

The Regulatory Context of Architecture & Changes to the Act
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.7 
Thursday 23 April 12.30 - 1.30pm. (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 30 April 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here. 
A Webinar that presents the regulations, codes and Acts that govern the practice of architects. This will discuss recent changes to the Act, the role of the Code, and insight to the current development of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill. Recommended for all architects. 

Pathways to Registration
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.7 
Friday 1 May 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here.
This Webinar will give a comprehensive introduction to the many pathways toward registration as an architect in NSW. It will cover the range of eligibility criteria across the pathways - such as qualifications and practical experience – and provide an opportunity to find the best pathway for your employees or yourself. Recommended for practice leaders and mentors, as well as those deciding on the pathway to registration.

Working with your Client - How to avoid complaints
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.3, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8
Thursday 7 May 12.30 - 1.30pm. (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 21 May 12.30 - 1.30pm. (SOLD OUT)
Friday 22 May 12.30 - 1.30pm.
 Register here.
A Webinar that presents the most common complaints dealt with by the Board, and how to best avoid them. This Webinar discusses the significance of the Code, a compliant Architect Client Agreement, and communication. Recommended for all architects.


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