Kingston High School - Hassell in collaboration with Jawsarchitects

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Hassell in collaboration with Jawsarchitects, Photo: Peter Bennetts

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NSS: 2018 Australian Building Industry Contracts
7- 27 Feb

Welcome to the Tasmanian Chapter

Welcome to the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. This is the entry point for the many exciting opportunities and events that the Institute offers its Tasmanian and national members.

On this page you will find information on Tasmanian CPD events. In the Quick links box to the right you will find links to other Tasmanian events, as well as awards, services, resources and publications.

What’s happening in the Tasmanian Chapter

Tasmanian CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) events are a core component of the Tasmanian Chapter's continuing professional development program. The series aims to present topics that are inspiring and tangible, providing knowledge that attendees can put into practice.

CPD events in 2017-18 are supported by the Tasmanian Government and the Board of Architects of Tasmania. All Tasmanian-hosted CPD events are presented at the flat rate of $15 for everyone.

Tasmanian CPD events that display a Refuel CPD badge, shown here, are eligible for CPD points.

New Mechanisms in TAS ABIC H Contracts w/ Dean Katsavos

This seminar will look at new mechanisms under the 2017 H contracts: what changed in the  2016 update after the Residential Building Works Contract and Dispute Resolution Act 2016, and how to administer the consumer protection components of the ABIC H Tas under the Act.

Launceston: 1-2:30pm Wednesday 6 December, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd BOOK NOW

27/28 November: Product Specification
Deficiencies or alleged deficiencies in product specification are a common contributor to claims against architects, and recent years have provided some sobering illustrations of the worst consequences that can result from materials selection. This seminar recaps an architect's duty of care, including an overview of some of the investigations into combustible cladding and asbestos cement, and makes suggestions for the all-important task of managing substitutions during construction phase.

Hobart: 6-7:30pm Monday 27 November, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart BOOK NOW
Launceston: 6-7:30pm Tuesday 28 November, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd BOOK NOW

27 November: Fee Proposal Workshop
What is the best way to propose and negotiate design fees?
Conducted by Blue Turtle, a consultancy that helps design firms achieve more financial success by adopting a new pricing strategy, the full-day workshops will teach participants how to write fee proposals that:


  • increase fee levels
  • raise conversion rates
  • avoid scope creep
  • write successful fee proposals
Blue Turtle Consulting combines research from the fields of fee psychology, behavioural finance, fee negotiations with consultants' own personal experiences of proposing and negotiating design fees. 

Workshop registration is limited to 16 and offers 7.0 Formal CPD points. Lunch provided, too.

Hobart: 9am-5pm Monday 27 November, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St BOOKED OUT

CPD in Tasmania

In Tasmania, the Building Act 2000 requires accredited building practitioners to undertake CPD.

Accredited architects may undertake either the Accredited Building Practitioners' generic CPD scheme or the CPD program outlined in the joint AACA/Australian Institute of Architects Joint CPD Policy.

The Accredited Building Practitioners generic CPD program is available online.

For those seeking to undertake the Institute CPD program please read the AACA/Australian Institute of Architects Joint CPD Policy.

For more information about the Institute's CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page on this website.

Refuel Tasmania

In addition to hosting seminars and National Seminar Series events, the Tasmania Chapter offers a range of seminars and CPD oppurtunities including:

  • Interstate Speaker Series
  • Local Speaker Series
  • ArchiTECH
  • Pics in the Pub

The Interstate and Local Speaker Series presents exceptional and inspiring architects from Tasmania and interstate for talks in Hobart and Launceston.

ArchiTECH provides architects with detailed technical advice on building products.

Pics in the Pub is held in a local waterfront pub and brings together the local architectural community to talk about their own work and experiences.

Recording CPD

It is the individual’s responsibility to maintain their own CPD records. (For more information see About CPD.)

CPD events held by the Tasmanian Chapter since 2010 are listed below for your reference.

Tas CPD Record 2017

Tas CPD Record 2016

Tas CPD Record 2015

Tas CPD Record 2014

Tas CPD record 2013

Tas CPD record 2012

Tas CPD record 2011

Tas CPD record 2010

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