ARB CPD Webinars

Join the NSW ARB for a series of free online CPD Webinars. Find a full list of events here.

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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.

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

Managing Continuing Professional Development
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.7 
Download the CPD Questionnaire here: [PDF] [DOCX]
Thursday 27 May 2021, 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 in NSW
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.6, 9.7
Download the CPD Questionnaire here. [PDF] [DOCX]
Friday 4 June 2021. 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.

This session is aimed at those who have recently registered as architects in NSW and will cover:

  • The education – practice – regulation context;
  • History of regulatory reform affecting architects in NSW;
  • The purpose of architectural registration;
  • The Architects Act (NSW) 2003 – with a particular focus on Nominated Architects and liability of directors of firms;
  • NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct 2017 – with a particular focus on some common blind spots, including requirement for
    • provision of information to clients;
    • client agreements and better pathways to dispute resolution when things go wrong; and
    • dealings with the public;
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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].

9.6     Knowledge and application of professional ethics and ethical practices in respect to practice management and provision of professional services.

Content will cut across the “Regulatory” Knowledge Domain in the Standard, with a particular focus on the Architects Act 2003 (NSW) and NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct 2017 that regulate architectural practice in NSW.

Being a Nominated Architect
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.1, 9.4, 9.6, 9.7 
Download the CPD Questionnaire here: [PDF] [WORD]

Friday 30 April 2021, 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here.
Monday 31 May 2021, 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.

This session is equivalent to one hour of Formal CPD.

It will deliver learning outcomes related to the following Performance Criteria from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

  • 9.1  Knowledge and implementation of appropriate practice model to ensure efficient, effective and ethical professional service.
  • 9.4  Establishment of project team and practice structures required to deliver the professional services in a timely manner.
  • 9.6  Knowledge and application of professional ethics and ethical practices in respect to practice management and provision of professional services.
  • 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 will cut across the “Regulatory” Knowledge Domain in the Standard. Content also particularly focuses on the Architects Act 2003 (NSW) and the NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct that regulate architectural practice in NSW.

The Regulatory Context of Architecture & Changes to the Act
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.7 
Download the CPD Questionnaire here: [PDF] [WORD]
Thursday 10 June 2021, 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 Architects Act, the role of the Code, and insight to the implementation of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020. Recommended for all architects. 

This session will cover:

  • The regulatory context of architecture
  • History of regulatory reform affecting architects in NSW
  • The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020
  • Changes to the Architects Act in 2020
  • Brief revoew of the NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct.

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Class 2 Buildings: Their regulatory context in NSW
1 Hour Formal CPD
Download the CPD Questionnaire here: [PDF] [WORD]

Friday 21 May 2021, 12.30 - 1.30pm. [SOLD OUT]
Friday 18 June 2021, 12.30 - 1.30pm.
Register here.
Thursday 24 June 2021, 12.30 - 1.30pm.
Register here.

This session will explore the intersections between the:

  • Architects Act 2003 and NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct 2017;
  • Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 and Design and Building Practitioners Regulation 2021; and
  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 and State Environmental Planning Policy No 65 2002.

Some of the regulatory implications for Architects and Nominated Architects who work on class 2 buildings will be considered, together with examples of breaches of the Architects Act.

Learning Outcomes:

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):

9.1 Knowledge and implementation of appropriate practice model to ensure efficient, effective and ethical professional service.

9.4 Establishment of project team and practice structures required to deliver the professional services in a timely manner.

9.6 Knowledge and application of professional ethics and ethical practices in respect to practice management and provision of professional services.

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.

Pathways to Registration
1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.7 
Download the CPD Questionnaire here: [PDF] [WORD]

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here.

There has never been a more important time to consider becoming a registered architect in NSW.  The current context of endemic building failures (think Lacrosse, Opal, Mascot Towers, etc) raises the need for greater regulatory controls across the construction industry. 

Architects are trained, accredited and registered professional who can provide a higher level of service than other building designers.  They operate within a well-regulated professional system that sets the bar for other building professionals. 

But to be able to call yourself an Architect you need to get registered first!  This CPD presentation will tell you everything need to know about the various pathways to registration as an Architect in Australia.  Join the webinar and find out which pathway is best for you.

This session is equivalent to one-hour of Formal CPD.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the presentation attendees will be able to

  • Understand the purpose of architectural registration
  • Recognise the function and objectives of the Architects Act (NSW) 2003 and the NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct 2017
  • Identify appropriate pathways to registration as an Architect in Australia based on their personal professional background.

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):

9.1   Knowledge and implementation of appropriate practice model to ensure efficient, effective and ethical professional service.

9.7  Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and obligations in regard to architectural practice, practice management and registration as an architect.

Content will cut across the “Regulatory” Knowledge Domain in the Standard, with a particular focus on the Architects Act 2003 (NSW) and NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct 2017 that regulate architectural practice in NSW.

Working with your Client - How to avoid complaints 
Download the CPD Questionnaire here: [PDF] [WORD]

1 Hour Formal CPD, NSCA 9.6, 9.7, 9.8
Thursday 13 May 2021, 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here.
Thursday 17 June 2021, 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here.
Friday 25 June 2021, 12.30 - 1.30pm. Register here.

A Webinar that presents the regulatory principles that protect consumers, and how architects can work to fulfil them. This Webinar discusses the significance of the Code, the complaints process, the Architect Client Agreement, and communication. Recommended for all architects.

 This session will cover:

  • Context of architect-client relationship
  • Consumer protection
  • NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct
  • Complaints process
  • Client-architect contracts

Learning Outcomes:

It delivers learning outcomes related to the following Performance Criteria from the National Standard of Competency for Architects (the Standard):

 9.6 Knowledge and application of professional ethics and ethical practices in respect to practice management and provision of professional service.

9.7 Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and obligations in regard to architectural practice, practice management and registration as an architect.

9.8 Clear and consistent communication with client and relevant stakeholders throughout project.

Content cuts across the “Regulatory” Knowledge Domain in the Standard.

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