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What's on in WA

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Welcome to the Western Australian Chapter

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

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

Western Australian CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) talks and events are a core component of the Western Australian 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.

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

CPD in Western Australia

Architects registered in WA are required to do CPD as part of their registration.

For more information about CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page.

What's happening in the Western Australian Chapter?

What's Coming up 

The dates below are not confirmed at this stage. Further information, including registration links, will be posted when finalised.


Following on from the success of Work Women Wisdom last year and the recent International Women's Day lunch, I warmly invite you to attend our next event on the theme #TimesUp.
An informative, supportive, confidential and most importantly, helpful forum for women to share their experiences and learn useful strategies.

Talks by Alan McDonald and Diana MacTiernan from the Equal Opportunity Commission
As women working in architecture, many of us have experienced some form of unacceptable workplace behaviour such as bullying, sexual or verbal harassment, exclusion, inequitable pay or no pay at all. As President of the Institute, I want to explore and share our collective experiences in an open and safe way. We'll also hear from Alan and Diana from the Equal Opportunity Commission who will define harassment, your rights in law and the pathway for confidential reporting.
If you don't feel confident enough to share on the night, please feel free to email me questions or experiences prior to the event or hand them to me on the night (unnamed). The outcomes of the event will be shared generally with the wider profession in an open letter demanding acknowledgement, respect and change.
"Communication leads to community, that is, to 
understanding and mutual valuing."
                                                                                        - Rollo May


      What is #TimesUp?       READ MORE HERE

THURSDAY 31 May 2018
7-9 PM

Venue will be provided to registrants 
$15 per person

Drinks and nibbles provided
Babies welcome


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ABWA Oral exams: 

April / May 2018
August / October 2018


PALS 2018

Second round:

4 July

11 July

18 July

25 July

1 August

8 august

15 August


Visit the PALS website for more information and registration details.


CPD Videos

The WA Chapter's range of online video courses allows you to build your skills and complete CPD without leaving your desk.

CPD courses cover a wide range of topics relating to the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) competencies: Design, Documentation, Project Management and Practice Management.

CPD courses are recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for formal CPD points and meet the CPD requirements of the Architects Board of WA.

The WA Chapter will endeavour to make CPD available online and accessible, but is not responsible for any difficulties accessing the website or the video as a result of your computer hardware, software or internet connection.

For further enquires please email

2015 Videos

  • Workplace Law - Essential Employment Law for Architecture Practices - Wed 18 Nov 2015 (available soon)
  • Architects Before the DAPs and the SAT - Wed 4 Nov 2015 (available soon)
  • Insurance, Indemnities and Proportionate Liability - Mon 5 Oct (available soon)
  • Beyond Compliance: Understanding energy ratings in non-residential buildings - Mon 24 Aug 2015
  • Heritage: Architecture of the Past, Present and Future - Mon 10 Aug 2015
  • Occupational Safety and Health: Safety in Design Report - Wed 10 June 2015
  • A Guide to Preventing and Handling a Noisy Neighbourhood - Mon 4 May 2015
  • Pool Heating systems - Mon 13 April 2015
  • Contract Administration and Superintending - Mon 20 April 2015
  • Contract Documents - Getting the basics correct - Mon 9 March 2015

2014 Videos

  • Aspiring Women Leaders - Wed 26 Nov 2014
  • Perfect Project Planning - Mon 27 Oct 2014
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance - Mon 14 April 2014
  • Luciano Pia presents 'Energy Conscious Building Desing' - Mon 19 May 2014 (informal)
  • Workplace (Employment Law) Part 1 - New Employees: Contracts of employment and minimum requirements - Wed 27 Aug 2014
  • Contract Administration and Superintending - Wed 9 April 2014
  • Copyright and Moral Rights - Mon 21 July 2014
  • Construction Contracts Claims - Wed 11 June 2014
  • Contract Documents (getting the basics correct) - Mon 10 March 2014
  • Bushfire Policy and Design - Mon 10 Feb 2014
  • Energy Efficiency for Complex Houses and Section J for Commercial Buildings - Mon 17 March 2014