Refuel CPD Provider Network

  • Have you developed educational programs suited to the architectural profession?
  • Do architects ask if your educational programs offer CPD points?
  • Can you demonstrate your ability to deliver high quality and relevant CPD for architects?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of the above you would benefit from joining the Refuel CPD Provider Network.

The Institute’s Refuel CPD Provider Network offers external providers recognition and endorsement of CPD events and activities, you will gain permission to use our Refuel logo as well as promotion on our website and direct marketing to our 12,000 members.

Interested companies or organisations that have read the handbook and reviewed the AACA/AIA Joint Policy on CPD as well as the Memorandum of Understanding, may submit an application to join the Refuel CPD Providers Network.

Detailed information on the Refuel CPD Provider Network can be found in the Refuel CPD Providers Handbook.

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Refuel CPD providers & programs

Activities and providers listed here have been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Participation in recognised activities will accrue formal or informal points.

Refuel CPD providers

Access Standards & Legislation – Workshop describing and discussing the DDA, APS and BCA 2011

Active Mobility – The integration of room covering ceiling lift and tracking systems in today's modern aged care facility

AEC Docuflow – Using next generation content management systems to improve practice efficiency

Allduro – Design, consultation and specialist material supplier to the architectural, civil and construction industries

Altro – Inventors of traditional safety flooring

Archicentre – Free seminars from Archicentre

Architects without Frontiers Australia (AWF) – Training course developed with the Australian Red Cross that introduces built environment professionals to the Humanitarian sector

Architecture Foundation Australia – Ozetecture presents masterclasses for professional architects and senior architecture students; it coaches national and international universities and organisations on educational programs and events

Ardex – Ardex provides CPD training in waterproofing membranes for everyday and green-star projects focusing on traditional as well as new and innovative membranes for all project types

Armstrong World Industries – Commercial flooring

Australian Sustainable Hardwoods

Autodesk – Tools and technology you need to bring design ideas to life

AWS – Architectural Window Systems

BlueScope

Blue Turtle consulting

Bondor – Australia’s leader in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels

Boral

Bradford DesignSmart – Smarter specifications and Section J compliant insulation systems

Brickworks Building Products – Style with substance

Capital Safety – Fall protection, working at heights

Consult Australia – Consult Australia’s professional development options offer over 80 hours of formal CPD points 

Designer Training – Design methodology for residential kitchens

Diversified Exhibitions – Truly unique exhibitions, designed to excite and innovate

Dulux – Dulux offers five one-hour modules, each accredited with 1 formal CPD point

Earp Bros – Innovative tile solutions

Easy Living – Home elevators

Elmich – Landscape engineering solutions

ERCO – ERCO lighting

FinanceCut – Financial performance unveiled: enhance commercial acumen on the go (Refuel 15 hours formal training)

Galvanizers – Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA)

GBCA – Green Building Council of Australia

GECA – Good Environmental Choice Australia

Graphisoft – IFC training courses

HammondCare – An independent Christian charity promoting excellence in dementia care

Holcim

IATA – Institute of Access Training Australia; training in access to the built environment

IQPC – International Quality and Productivity Center

Kingspan Insulation – Insulation options for thermally efficient building design

Knauf

Paradigma Solutions

Parchem – Parchem Construction Supplies

Philips Dynalite – Lighting control solutions

Planned Cover

Pointsbuild

Solar By Design

Supawood – Architectural lining systems

Viridian – New world glass

VM Zinc – VMZINC is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Umicore Group

Wood Solutions – Timber design ideas and advice

Zip Heaters (Aust) Pty Ltd

Zumtobel Lighting – Commercial and industrial lighting


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Refuel Provider programs

access australia
The Workshop raised awareness of the process of access, linking information, public domains, transport and built environments – and assists in identifying best practice, innovation and provision of accessible and equitable environments and services.

Access Australia (AA) was established in 1985 and provides access strategies, assessments, reports, seminars and workshops. AA experience includes:

  • AS1428 Standards Australia Committees – since 1975.
  • Sydney 2000 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
  • UN Convention on the Rights of PWDs – 2004 to date
  • APS negotiations and hearings – 2009.
  • Public domain & built environment projects including University of Sydney, UTS, Westfield & City of Sydney.

For further information and to arrange an Access Australia Workshop please visit www.accessaustralia.com.au or call 02 6552 9333.

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Active Mobility




Active Mobility is an Australian family company established in 1995 for the import and distribution of European assistive technology to the healthcare industry.

Specialities include fixtures and furnishings for hospitals, aged care and accommodation for the disabled - offering a balance between elegant form and excellent function. A fusion of design and accessibility for the less able – we call it ‘Archability’.

Active Mobility has sought CPD status to formalise the presentation provided by our partners from the Danish manufacturer Ergolet. We have been granted up to 1.5 points for the topic ‘The integration of room covering ceiling lift and tracking systems in today's modern aged care facility’. The author is Dan Betak – planning architect and project manager with Ergoletlink to resume.

The presentation covers the following material:
  • A short introduction and summary of the issues and challenges to be resolved in a typical project.
  • 3 case studies - successfully completed projects, each of which highlight methods in which the integration of ceiling lift and overhead tracking systems were seamlessly and successfully implemented.
  • The entire process described in detail, from the planning stage to the end result.

For more information go to www.activemobility.com.au or contact James Pridham

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AEC Docuflow

AEC  Docuflow
Using next generation content management systems to improve practice efficiency – leaving more time for great designs.

Document Control and Content Management systems continue to evolve rapidly blending document management, with intranet functionality and now social collaboration tools. At the same time as these tools become more powerful they are also becoming more accessible and affordable thanks to cloud computing, virtualized machines, improved connectivity and other forces.

The seminar will provide:

  • A high level understanding of content management and document management solutions
  • An outline of what functions are typically available in DMS and CMS
  • An understanding how the new generation systems differ from more traditional folder and file share methodologies
  • A review of the benefits and typical ROI, particularly as it applies to Architects practices
  • An understanding of key factors to consider when selecting systems and suppliers

Use of document control systems offer a practice significant efficiency gains leading to associated cost savings and more robust processes. It is particularly pertinent where the organisation is involved in projects demanding a high degree of collaboration be it across differing geographic locations, multiple project partners or virtual teams.

By gaining an understanding of next generation systems, architects will better understand how they compare with more tradition file storage methods and whether or not they have a role to play in their own practice.

The course is offered both through the Australian Institute of Architects refuel program and for small groups onsite at your practice.

For more information please visit the Docuflow website or contact Steve Nelson on 1300 79 66 76.

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Allduro

Allduro

Allduro is an industry recognized design, consultation and specialist material supplier to the Architectural, Civil and Construction industries of water proof membranes, roof garden systems, insulated roof systems, green star rated industrial floor coatings, concrete admixtures, soil stabilisation systems, decorative and protective wall finishes and acoustic flooring solutions.

We at Allduro also offer something that many construction supply companies won’t…or can’t. It’s our unique hands-on approach. Since our inception, we’ve made it our top priority to truly understand our customers’ needs so that we can partner with them to deliver the best solutions for their projects.

Allduro constantly implement new innovations to provide better commercial construction materials at the best value quickly and conveniently. And, our design and sales teams are simply the best in the business. We pair our technical expertise and product knowledge with fast, personalized service and unmatched after sales support to deliver exceptional results to every customer.

Our team offers a CPD Presentation on insulated and Green roof systems.

Learning outcomes:

- Be able to design and specify a suitable insulated or green roof for various structures and substrates.
- Be able to understand the long term economic benefits of an insulated or green roof.
- Know the various components incorporated in an insulated or green roof system.
- Understand how an insulated and or green roof can increase the lifespan of a roofing membrane.
- Understand how a green roof can filter pollutants from rain water.
- To help professionals meet their clients’ needs we offer our assistance in helping in the selection and design of acceptable insulated and green roof systems. 

From more information please visit the Allduro website or contact info@allduro.com

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Altro




Altro - The inventors of traditional safety flooring

Founded in 1919, Altro are a UK family owned manufacturer and supplier of floor and wall coverings. We have been in business for over 90 years. We specialise in slip resistant flooring and are experts in this field.
 
Our presentation is aimed to educate and aid specifiers and designers on the occupational health and safety issues faced when designing buildings. The focus in this presentation is slips and falls and the preventive measures that should be considered in the design stages. We detail the testing methods and guidelines set out by Standards Australia to meet duty of care requirements, providing you the knowledge to get your project specifications right the first time.
 
Some of the topics covered include:
•         OH&S Statistics
•         The compensation culture
•         Specific requirements for flooring
•         Your role and duty of care
•         Understanding slip ratings
•         Prevention & solutions
 
For further information please call 1800 673 441,info@asf.com.au or visit www.asf.com.au

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Archicentre



Since 1981, Archicentre has offered architectural services to home buyers, new home builders and renovators. Their services are ‘packaged’ into streamlined set-fee, set-service formats so that people who might not otherwise have considered using an architect can have access to a range of professional architectural services.

Archicentre has more than 900 architects Australia-wide who are available in nearly every suburb and just about any region, to promptly perform professional services. Offices include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart and branches in many regional centres.

Archicentre distribute free technical advice to thousands of home buyers across the country, through their range of property inspections, Architect's Advice line, and series of Homebuyer Seminars run in most States.

The advice given is the result of Archicentre's accumulated expertise on identifying house faults and providing remedies for them. Seminars include other professionals such as legal practitioners, Real Estate professionals, accountants and professionals from other Institutes, all providing their expert advice for free.

For further information, please visit the Archicentre page on this website.


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Architects without Frontiers Australia

Architects without Frontiers Australia

Architects without Frontiers Australia (AWF) and the Australian Red Cross have developed a training course that introduces built environment professionals to the Humanitarian sector and identifies pathways for future work experience in development and post-disaster scenarios.

 

PATHWAYS TO WORKING IN THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR - AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONALS

WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE COURSE?
This training course introduces built environment professionals to the Humanitarian sector and identifies pathways for future work experience in development and post-disaster scenarios.
Further training will be required with one of the partner organisations before the participant would be ‘field ready’.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is aimed at mid-career design and construction professionals who have are interested in becoming more involved in the humanitarian sector.

WHAT KIND OF TRAINING?
The training is an intensive 2-day course facilitated by experienced experts in humanitarian design and construction. The program is made up of a mix of ‘from the field’ case studies, expert presentations and practical exercises.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
AWF and our training partners are committed to assisting built environment professionals gain skills and knowledge about the Humanitarian Sector. This course currently offers  11 informal Continuing Professional Development points with the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel Program.

HOW OFTEN IS THE COURSE HELD?
There are two courses being held in 2013. The first course in Sydney in June was very successful.
Applications are now open for the next course in Melbourne to be held on the 12th and 13th of October.

COST
Early bird registration (up to 29th August): $900 plus GST
Standard registration (up to 1st October): $1000 plus GST
Maximum 25 participants

HOW TO BOOK
email: training@architectswithoutfrontiers.com.au

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Architecture Foundation Australia



The Architecture Foundation Australia
is a not for profit organisation, with objectives to provide educational programs, and associated cultural events, to complement the formal tertiary and professional education sectors, and to further knowledge and understanding in the field of architecture and related disciplines.
 
Professional Master Classes
The Foundation presents the two-week residential Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class held at the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, south of Sydney, an event held annually since 2001 and attended by participants from 70 nations around the world. Glenn Murcutt, Australia’s most internationally recognized architect, leads the program with other tutors Brit Andresen, Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and, Master Class Convenor, Lindsay Johnston. The Foundation has also presented Master Classes in South Africa, New Zealand, Chile, Ireland and USA.

Architecture Student Summer School
The Foundation presents an annual one-week residential Architecture Summer School for architecture students, at Pittwater north of Sydney, held each year since 2005, which has been attended by senior architecture students from across Australia and New Zealand and from many overseas countries.

Other activities
The Foundation also organizes mini-conferences and seminars, curates exhibitions, and has embarked on publication of architectural books.

For details see – www.ozetecture.org

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Ardex

Ardex

 

For more than 60 years, Ardex has been the quality leader for an entire industry, offering excellent products which make up Ardex systems in the areas of: 

- Waterproofing 
- Floor preparation, levelling, adhesives and finishes
- Tile & natural stone adhesives, grouting and sealants.

Strong internal growth and intelligent acquisitions in foreign markets today put the Ardex Group on the map with 40 subsidiaries and 1,900 employees in over 50 countries on all continents.

Ardex is proud to be a registered Refuel Provider, offering Architects 1 formal CPD Point for our “Waterproofing membranes for Greenstar Projects” course.

Learning outcomes to be achieved are:

1. Understanding the difference between sheet v liquid applied membranes.
2. Recognising waterproofing membranes role in Green star calculations & how to input this into the calculator.
3. Incorporating insulation underneath roof waterproofing membranes & the role this plays in Green star calculations.
4. Recognise the benefits of incorporating a Green roof into a project.

We will also take a look at new and innovative sheet waterproofing membrane systems for internal and external use.

For more information please visit www.ardexaustralia.com or email specifications@ardexaustralia.com

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Armstrong World Industries

Armstrong World Industries

Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd has been approved as a CPD Provider Network Member by the Australian Institute of Architects. 
We are in the position to offer your team either formal or informal presentations to gain one CPD point. 

Armstrong a global manufacturer of flooring products has been supporting the Australian construction industry with product and technical knowledge for over 50 years, commencing manufacturing at Braeside, Melbourne in 1969, Armstrong is now the sole remaining Australian manufacturer of commercial vinyl sheet & tile flooring.

Presentation will cover the following:

- Green Building Council of Australia’s Greenstar Rating System
- Brief history of Greenstar and PVC
- The new Best Practice PVC Credit
- Recycled content definitions. Fact vs Spin
- Post Consumer
- Post Industrial
- Manufacturing reclaim
- Eco Specifier - Greentag Certification 
- Armstrong End of life Recycling program 
- Product launch 64% recycled content
- Introduction to products that meet the Greenstar and Best Practice PVC requirements. 

Other topics we can cover for short presentations, mainly of interest for Interior teams, include:

- Greenstar and Best practice PVC - Shortened version of above.
- Slip ratings for resilient floors, discusses the 3 relevant tests and where to apply each. 
- New colours for Accolade Plus and Accolade Safe Plus for 2013. This includes a sneak peek at Colourways trend forecast for 2013. 
- How to design custom colours and visuals for Armstrong flooring products. 

For further information please email bestpracticepvc@armstrong.com or visit www.bestpracticepvc.com.au

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Australian Sustainable Hardwoods



Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) produce the Goodwood brand PEFC Certified Victorian Ash Hardwood. ASH is the largest hardwood sawmill in Australia, producing a wide range of finished components and is ISO14001 International Environmental Standard Accredited.

We offer an informative presentation that is designed to assist Architects, Designers and Specifiers by providing in depth product knowledge on a wide range of applications and the understanding of the strict environmental controls implemented to  harvest and regenerate this valuable resource.

The presentation is designed to educate and inspire the innovative use of this versatile hardwood in both residential and commercial projects. Delivered by an industry professional, the presentations are available at no cost to the attendees.

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Autodesk


Since 1982, Autodesk has ushered in state-of-the-art 2D and 3D technologies that let customers visualise, simulate, and analyse the real-world performance of their ideas early in the design process. Autodesk software systems allow designers to not only see, but experience, their designs before they are real, empowering them to save time and money, improve quality, and foster innovation. This gives architects the flexibility to optimise and improve designs before actually executing them.

 

Autodesk, provide the tools and technology you need to bring design ideas to life. From industry-leading design and drafting software to the Revit platform for building information modelling (BIM), Autodesk provides a robust set of architecture software solutions that help you improve productivity, deliver innovative design ideas, and manage change throughout the project lifecycle.

For further information please visit the Autodesk website.

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AWS

 

Architectural Window Systems (AWS) designs, tests, extrudes, finishes and supplies Australia’s leading range of high performance aluminium windows and doors – Vantage, Elevate™ and ThermalHEART™. AWS window and door systems are manufactured by a nationwide network of window and door fabricators. By continually evolving and designing, AWS constantly maintains their reputation as leaders in the development and supply of high performance aluminium window and doors. Most recently, AWS have released Australia’s largest offering of BAL-40 rated window and door systems.

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BlueScope



BlueScope’s industry leading brands, COLORBOND®, ZINCALUME® and GALVASPAN® steel continue to play a key role in Australian architecture. The attributes that have built these brands, such as world class quality, durability, technical backup and support will continue to encourage innovation and inspire confidence by assisting to minimise risks in the construction process. BlueScope values the continued support of architects as they take these brands into the future.

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Blue Turtle consulting




Blue Turtle Consulting is an international firm of consultants that specialise in the science of proposing and negotiating design fees. Blue Turtle Consulting’s methodology  is based on research from the fields of Fee Psychology, Behavioral Finance, Fee Negotiations and our own personal experiences proposing and negotiating design fees for one of the world’s most recognised design firms. To find out how our Services, Experience, Workshops, eGuides and Templates can help your firm please visit: www.blueturtlemc.com or email: info@blueturtlemc.com

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Bondor


Bondor is Australia’s leader in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels. In over 55 years operation in Australia, Bondor has manufactured in excess of 100 million m2 and installed in excess of 65 million m2 of insulated panel. More than just the leading manufacturer of insulated panels, Bondor’s unrivalled installation and construction experience ensures practical, effective design solutions. As such, Bondor is in a unique position to be able to offer their customers impartial advice on the right insulated panel solution to meet their needs.

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Boral


 

Bradford DesignSmart™

Bradford DesignSmart
Bradford DesignSmart™ has been developed to help architects and specifiers select the right insulation products for their building projects.

DesignSmart™ encompasses a range of web based tools and resources that will guide you through the requirements of the BCA/NCC, help carry out your complex design calculations quickly and propose compliant insulation systems to meet or exceed regulations.

This is supported by a range of accredited presentations and training tools delivered by our highly qualified staff to help you develop the expertise within your business to meet the complex building regulations. Current seminars (that earn formal CPD points) include:

  • Understanding Section J, condensation and the use of Roof Spacer Systems
  • Understanding Section J, condensation and the use of the innovative SafeBridge Roof System
  • BCA Section J1- Building Fabric

For more information please visit www.bradfordinsulation.com.au/designsmart.


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Brickworks Building Products

Brickworks Building Products


Brickworks Building Products is one of Australia's largest building products companies. With a stable of brands dedicated to manufacturing products for Australian's and the world for over 100 years.

 

Our current products include bricks, pavers, masonry blocks, retaining wall blocks, precast concrete panels, concrete and terracotta roof tiles, timber products and specialised facade systems.

With over 1200 staff throughout Australia and New Zealand we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical excellence through providing accurate and informative advice.

Through product innovation and quality together with outstanding service Brickworks Building Products strives to create an unrivalled position of Australia's Best Building Products company.


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Capital Safety

Capital Safety


Capital Safety is the world's leading designer and manufacturer solely dedicated to providing innovative solutions in fall protection, offering absolute confidence, safety and peace of mind. Through their leading operating brands DBI-SALA, PROTECTA and UNILINE, Capital Safety specialise in height safety, confined space and industrial rescue equipment.

 

Capital Safety Height Safety Systems include:

  • Uniline Roofsafe & Uni8 Horizontal Cable Systems
  • Uniline Roofsafe Anchors
  • Roofsafe Horizontal Rail System
  • Unirail Horizontal Rail System
  • Lad-Saf Vertical Cable System

Capital Safety provides free informative and practical seminars to architects, engineers, building designers and other professionals. Titled: Fall Protection Systems 'Effecting Fall Hazard Risk Mitigation Through Design & Specification’.

The presentation covers:

  • About Capital Safety
  • Legislative obligations
  • Australian Standards (AS/NZS1891)
  • Understanding fall protection systems
  • Managing exposure through design
  • Available solutions

To find out more about the delivery of our CPD seminars visit www.capitalsafety.com.au or contact Jason Ponder on 02 8753 6200.


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Consult Australia


Consult Australia
 
Consult Australia is the industry association for consulting companies in the built environment sector, including engineers, architects, project managers, planners, environmental scientists and quantity surveyors, among others. We exist to improve the business environment by offering a range of products and services, as well as lobbying governments to improve the operating environment.

Consult Australia developed Australia’s first Safety in Design CPD; and it’s Contracts for Consultants and Role of the Superintendent CPDs are run by Australia’s most knowledgeable and experienced barrister within the construction industry. The association’s FutureNet Business Leaders Program plays an integral role assisting young professionals associated with the built environment to develop business skills and professional contacts, grooming them as future industry leaders. Our professional development department offers: 

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Designer Training

Designer Training

Designer Training specialise in training for the kitchen and bathroom industry and have developed a course specifically for Architects involved in designing residential kitchens.

Design Methodology for Residential Kitchens

A flexible short course designed specifically for Architects to address the industry standards and legal requirements for the design of kitchens in the residential sector.

Self paced, distance learning in your own home or work environment. You are provided a hard copy Learner Journal coupled with educational support services available through phone, email and Skype.
Enrolments are accepted at any time due to the flexibility of self paced, distance learning.

Upon successful completion you will receive 20 CPD points (10 Formal and 10 Informal) and gain the nationally accredited unit of competency LMFKB4001A Determine spatial planning considerations for kitchen design.

For detailed information visit our website or contact us on 1300 850 725 or info@designertraining.edu.au

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Diversified Exhibitions


For over 30 years Diversified Exhibitions has built a reputation for delivering truly unique exhibitions designed to excite and innovate. They now own and run more that 30 of Australia’s premier industry-specific trade and consumer events, including designEX, DesignBUILD and Grand Designs Live. Their portfolio of architectural, design and building events allow the industry to showcase the latest product innovations and trends, while gathering together the most progressive talent, all in one place. Their events provide the foremost platform for business networking and allow visitors to come face-to-face with the industry and meet with the people who are shaping the future of Australian architecture, design and building.

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Dulux

Dulux

Dulux is a registered Refuel Provider, offering Architects 1 formal CPD Point from the listed Accredited CPD Presentations below: 

1. Introduction to Surface Coatings
2. Micaceous Iron Oxide Coatings
3. An Introduction to AS/NZS 2312
4. Hot Dip Galvanised vs Zinc Coatings
5. Heat Reflective Coatings

Dulux provides Architects and Specifiers with total product and colour solutions to ensure every project is perfect according to specification.

From Decorative to Powder and Protective Coatings, to Texture and Timber finishes, Dulux offers the widest range of protective, high performance and corrosion resistant finishes ensuring your vision becomes a durable reality.

To register your details and to find out more visit the Dulux website 


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Earp Bros

Earp Bros


They are forward-thinking, evolving and innovating surfaces for the designer and architectural, retail and builder markets. Earp Bros provide a range that adds value to projects through design, innovation, form and function, with a focus on ecological integrity.

 

Earp Bros Slip Resistance Presentation

Selecting flooring materials is a risk management process that matters. Risk should be minimised by requesting the appropriate data from the supplier so that the product supplied represents the purpose it is intended. Contrary to popular belief, ignorance is not bliss and the most effective way to avoid issues is to understand the methods and to be proactive to any assessment that takes place.

This seminar will examine the various tests available through statistics and case studies, while encouraging discussion and a deeper understanding of the use of slip resistant products.

The Learning Outcomes that will be achieved are:

  1. How to select flooring materials which have sustainable slip resistance
  2. How to best minimise risk in the flooring selection
  3. How to choose a Slip Test that best reflects the conditions for which you are designing
  4. How to be Proactive, not Reactive and how to put processes into action as a result of the
  5. risk assessment process.
  6. The legislation and compliance standards that should be followed.

For more information go to www.earp.com.au.


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Easy Living

Easy Living

Easy Living Home Elevators are passionate about improving your home’s value and liveability. We do this with hassle-free elevators. We’re specialists who’ve been leading the way in Australia for the last 14 years and are unchallenged across flexibility, quality, service and value.

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Elmich



Landscape Engineering Solutions

Elmich Australia Pty Ltd commenced business in 1997 and has expanded rapidly to become a leading designer and distributor of innovative landscape engineering products.

Our product range includes TurfPave grass pavers, VersiCell / VersiDrain sub-soil drainage modules, VersiDrain 25P water retention and drainage trays, VersiTank underground infiltration and storage stormwater tanks, VersiPave paver supports and VersiJack paver, beam and decking support and two greenwall systems, VGM Green Wall Modules and VersiWall GP.

We distribute our product range throughout Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and also service many international markets.

Elmich has the support of a professional, dedicated and technically skilled service network that works closely with specifiers and end-users to provide fail-safe, cost effective solutions to the landscape, construction and engineering industries.

Presentations are usually provided in house to larger and smaller practices. Presentation cover topics ranging from reducing weight on building structures, reducing stormwater  runoff  on driveways as well as green alternatives to boring facades i.e. GreenWalls.

Attendees will be awarded with 1 formal or informal point upon completion. More information can be found on our website elmich.com.au

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ERCO




ERCO specialises in architectural lighting. We see ourselves as selling light, not luminaires. This approach has been the trademark of our work for many years.

ERCO's indoor luminaires & outdoor luminaires constitute an extensive range of lighting equipment for general, comprehensive, architectural lighting solutions. Development and client support at ERCO are guided by our vision of 100% LED and all our efforts are geared to producing innovative optoelectronic LED systems when creating, directing and controlling light. ERCO lighting tools encourage a transformation of technology into culture. This approach results in lighting tools for the user that satisfy all the technical and economical requirements of lighting practice, while at the same time opening up the whole fascination and magic of that ‘immaterial material’ known as light.

ERCO is proud to offer “Language of Light”, an interactive 3hr workshop covering the philosophies of Richard Kelly and their implications on the design process from a lighting perspective.

The workshop covers recent developments on technology but with a focus on providing a balance between efficiency and visual comfort. With a blend of theory and practice, "Language of Light" will facilitate experiential learning whilst developing basic tools that can be applied to all aspects of architectural design.

For more information, please contact Ana on (02) 9004 8801 or a.djordjevic@erco.com

www.erco.com

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FinanceCut




Financial Performance Unveiled is a mobile (tablet, smartphone) course designed to enhance the commercial acumen of professionals who do not have formal finance training. It has been delivered in various forms to directors and managers for over 16 years.

The course consists of 20 core business acumen chapters and provides ‘train length’ video workshops, 30 case studies from 12 sectors, downloadable course notes, a certificate of completion validating Refuel’s 15 hours formal training CPD and an email helpline. The blog ratchets up your commercial acumen.

  • Part 1 examines financial statements over time and includes the financial statements of some of world’s global collapses (IFRS compliant). Chapter 8 www.financecut.com – Signs of Collapse – is the preview chapter. See what the ‘smartest guys in the room missed’.
  • Part 2 examines business and capital performance ratios, Non-Financial Ratios (including Cost Benefit Analysis) and Balanced Scorecard Metrics and Reporting.
  • Part 3 is a set of four feasibility modelling workshops to calibrate your commercial nous when budgeting or tendering. You can submit your model for review.
Companies that commit to 20 licences are offered a group discount and set of your own financial statements/case study to be developed to benchmark the course for internal training/induction.  If you are doing a degree and can use an ‘outside’ elective, we will provide the validating information for the university.

Website: www.finacecut.com     E: contact@financecut.com

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Galvanizers



GALVANIZERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (GAA)

Hot dip galvanizing provides ideal corrosion protection for steel – no other coating matches galvanizing’s unique combination of durability, low first cost, predictable performance, low maintenance, ease of inspection for coating quality, and resistance to abrasion and mechanical damage.  Galvanizing is also environmentally sustainable and is 100% recyclable, forever.

Galvanizers Association of Australia is an industry Association established in 1963 to represent galvanizing companies and to provide technical consulting services on a not for profit basis.   The GAA comprises the leading galvanizing companies throughout Australia.
The Association's objectives are to provide the highest standards in design and quality of galvanized products and to assist consumers achieve the economics inherent in the correct design and application of galvanized products.

We provide free technical publications, practical assistance and education on all aspects of design, application, process, bolting, welding and painting of galvanized steel.

The GAA is able to schedule formal training sessions with architects on the above aspects.  The format of the sessions are flexible and vary from group training in a regional location to individual training held in firms premises and structured around the needs of the individual practice.  Sessions are held in all locations in Australia.

Further information is readily available from the GAA at www.gaa.com.au or by phone on 03 9654 1266.

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Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)

More than 2,000 people in Australia's property and construction industry participate in the GBCA's Green Star Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and are qualified as either Green Star Accredited Professionals or Green Star Associates. The Green Star CPD program provides built environment professionals with a range of education options that reflect and support the diverse and specialised nature of the Green Star project work they undertake. It gives them the skills and knowledge to work on Green Star projects and GBCA CPD participants are widely recognised as green building experts in the industry.

The GBCA provides the following courses on a regular basis:

Green Star – Design & As Built Foundation course
Green Star – Communities Foundation Course
Green Star – Performance Foundation Course 
Other Courses and Workshops
GBCA Events
Online eLearning course

AIA and GBCA CPD participants can also gain points by attending the Green Cities conference, held once a year.

For more information, additional courses and bookings, please visit the GBCA course calendar.
The GBCA also provides in-house training. For more information please phone 02 8239 6200

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Graphisoft


 

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry-leading BIM software for architects. With GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD’s Building Information Modeling approach, architects can explore design ideas with full confidence, knowing that every detail is being captured and all documents are synchronized. GRAPHISOFT Australia has developed a range of training courses to assist you in realising the full potential of ArchiCAD and maximising your return on investment. 

We have been teaching ArchiCAD to industry for over a decade and many of our training courses have been accredited by the AIA including Essential ArchiCAD 17, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), ArchiCAD 17 Upgrade Training and Artlantis 4 Training. 

To learn more about our courses visit us at graphisoft.com.au/learning/training-courses/


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Hammond Care Dementia Centre

Hammond Care Dementia Centre


The Dementia Centre is a service provided by HammondCare as part of its commitment in promoting excellence in dementia care, offering impartial current services and support.

The Centre is a quality resource and research centre for the Aged Care Industry. We can help you access and apply the best international and local knowledge so you can meet the needs of people living with dementia and of those caring for them.

At the Dementia Centre, we offer independent, best practice advice and are part of aged-care experts HammondCare’s commitment to promoting excellence in dementia care and related areas. The Dementia Centre provides high quality research in the areas of dementia, aged care and palliative care. We offer expert advice to people at all levels from CEOs and medical professionals to carers in the home.

Our services help to empower all those involved to take action to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our services are:

  • Research
  • Publications and information
  • Consultancy services
  • Training and seminars
  • Conferences

Our internationally-recognised research is constantly reviewed and renewed in practical care settings. Cutting-edge research is maintained by working in collaborative relationships with other key dementia research organisations in Australia and around the world. Then genuine grass-roots experts, the caring staff at HammondCare, continually test our work in the field and provide their feedback. Therefore, The Dementia Centre can offer quality, practical research expressed in ways that relate to those who need them.

Join our 3 day workshop covering latest insights and trends in purpose built dementia care facilities from around the world. For more information visit the Hammond Dementia Centre website.


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Holcim




Between Green and Sustainable- emerging ideas for Asia and Australia

The lecture/panel discussion has been organized by Holcim Australia as part of the organization’s commitment to sustainable development, and in partnership with the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.

The Holcim Foundation promotes sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues affecting building and construction at the national, regional and global levels. It is supported by Holcim Ltd, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates, and its Group companies in 70 countries, and managed by an independent Board of specialists from six countries.

The Holcim Foundation’s activities include organizing seminars or symposiums on the topic of sustainable construction at the professional/academic level; in addition to the Holcim Forum (an international symposium supporting sustainable construction in the scientific field, among experts in the construction sector, business and society); and the USD 2 million Holcim Awards (awarding innovative, future-oriented and tangible sustainable construction projects from around the globe).

For more information on 'Between Green and Sustainable' event please click HERE

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Institute of Access Training Australia

The Institute of Access Training Australia (IATA) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO22404) and incorporates Access Audits Australia (AAA), leaders in universal and barrier free access consultancy, auditing and training services, relating to all aspects of the built and outdoor environment. We have successfully provided services to a wide range of community, government and business organisations Australia wide since 1993.
 
IATA was established to provide education, professional development and training in access to the built environment. This is aimed at people with responsibilities for ensuring equitable, dignified access is provided to all services, facilities, communications, events, information, employment and the built environment, for everyone including people with a range of access challenges. Our training programs are highly sought after by many professionals.

IATA provides nationally recognised training courses including units of competency for the CPP40811 Certificate IV in Access Consulting and CPP50711 Diploma of Access Consulting as well as professional development and training for people wishing to gain a qualification and / or upgrade their skills and knowledge in relation to understanding, identifying and addressing an extensive range of access issues.

IATA professional development program leaders and trainers are drawn from a range of qualified trainers and access professionals who have been delivering education and professional development training programs in access improvement for over 20 years and are recognised leaders in the access industry. IATA team members have extensive knowledge and experience working with government, community and business sectors and have been recognised for their contribution.

Details regarding all courses and training, as well as information on our range of publications, are available at www.accessinstitute.com.au or download our 2014 IATA Training Calendar


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International Quality & Productivity Center

International Quality & Productivity Center


IQPC has offices in major cities across six continents including: Berlin, Dubai, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney and Toronto. From finance events in New York, rail conferences in Brussels, marketing summits in Singapore and mining events in Australia, IQPC transfers expertise around the world, keeping delegates competitive, profitable and delivering maximum ROI.

 


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Kingspan Insulation

Kingspan Insulation


Kingspan Insulation is committed to reducing carbon footprints with thermal solutions for the building envelope.

 

Refuel CPD Seminars for formal points:

  1. Insulation 101
  2. Insulation Solutions: Walls & Floors
  3. Section J & Insulation Solutions
  4. Good, Better, Best Insulation Solutions for Roof, Wall, and Underfloor
  5. Continuous Insulation: The First Consideration in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes

For more information please visit www.kingspaninsulation.com.au or email refuel@kingspaninsulation.com.au.


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Knauf

Knauf, a leading plasterboard manufacturer, supplies high quality and innovative products and systems to the construction industry worldwide. The company has a range of premium engineered quality wall and ceiling lining products designed to enhance performance and provide fire, water, impact, acoustic and decorative solutions for all construction projects. In Australia, Knauf has manufacturing facilities located in Matraville (Sydney) and Altona (Melbourne) and supplies plasterboard, compounds, cornice and associated products and systems to the Australian market through its national PlastaMasta distribution network.

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Paradigma Solutions




Paradigma Solutions is a project management training and consultancy company which offers accredited project management training to AIA members.

Parchem



Parchem Construction Supplies offer design professionals the following informative seminars to provide a practical approach to understand how these common construction applications should be incorporated into sound project design, by providing appropriate solutions.

Wet Area Waterproofing: Design Options (NEW)
From this seminar you will gain a full understanding of the minimum requirements of AS3740 and best practice waterproofing for wet areas.

Sustainability & Waterproofing: A Practical Guide (NEW) Green Star CPD
This seminar is an opportunity to understand the role of waterproofing and its application in sustainable projects.

Exterior Waterproofing: Above Ground: Design Options (NEW)

Leaks are a common building defect that can be prevented; the seminar will review the recently updated AS4654, including detail drawings.

Residential Concrete Pavements: Design Options (NEW)
The seminar will cover key aspects of AS372 and illustrate decorative concrete options.

Concrete Corrosion (Repair & Prevention): Design Options
Designed specifically for architects, review the cause of concrete corrosion, repair and options available to prevent corrosion.

Understanding Sealants in Joint Design
Upon completion of this seminar you should be able to identify common sealant defects, causes and application.

Parchem Construction Supplies are a leading manufacturer and supplier of Construction Products and Decorative Concrete in Australian & New Zealand. http://www.parchem.com.au/parchem-specification-team/

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Philips Dynalite

Philips DynaliteA leading light in the world />


Philips Dynalite is synonymous with the creation of sophisticated, reliable, energy-efficient lighting control solutions for residential, corporate, retail, hospitality, industrial and public spaces.

 

For more information please visit the Philips Dynalite Training Academy

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Planned Cover



Planned Cover specialises in the insurance and risk management requirements of the architectural profession.

Over the years, Planned Cover has been recognised as the Insurance Industry’s Broker of the Year (Australian Insurance Industry Awards 2010 & 2013) by offering more than just insurance placement. Planned Cover offers expertise in the areas of:
  • Insurance Placement
  • Risk Management
  • Claims Management
Our legally qualified Risk and Claims Managers offer a series of in-house or group CPD seminars to architects and various construction professionals.

For more information, please contact: enquiries@plannedcover.com.au

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Solar By Design

Solar By Design

 


Solar By Design is a consultancy service directly dealing with the architecture industry to provide assistance and guidance on the incorporation of solar and renewable energy into new projects. 

After many years experience in the solar industry, this Solar By Design CPD workshop combines the basics of solar and its requirements for installation as well as the new innovations in products, ideas and taking building intergraded solar to the next level. 

For any energy system to work as its optimum performance and give the results that the client was expecting, solar planning at the building design stage is vital to getting it right. Our two-hour workshop will start from the basics of hot water, solar electricity and energy efficiency and move through into the exciting advancements you may want to use on your next project. 

The aims of this workshop are: 

- Overview of the relevant solar technologies and how each one serves a different purpose
- Show examples and ideas around architectural solar integration
- Ideal placement and conditions for solar products
- How architects can design in the right system and energy aspects that the client may be looking for

Available in both a central combined group locally or onsite at your firm – Contact Tessa Muldoon on 0401 302 101 to get more details or discuss this exciting session in more detail.


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Supawood

Supawood

Presentation courses on Architectural Lining Solutions

Supawood are presenting informative courses aimed at offering designers, architects or specifiers an in depth understanding of architectural linings and the knowledge they need to make the correct interior lining choices for their projects.
As a leader in the design, development and supply of architectural lining solutions, the Supawood team includes highly qualified people with years of experience in offering technical support on the most complex lining projects.
Supawood are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and at present delivering the following educational presentation which will not only prove invaluable but also earn you further formal CPD points.

Architectural Lining for Reverberation Control

This excellent course not only enable architects to meaningfully interact with acoustic consultants but provides all the resources, understanding and methodology to ensure that your end-clients are fully satisfied with the acoustic performance of the designed space. It also provides you with the tools for the rectification of existing acoustic issues.

For more information about Supawood’s CPD presentations or to request other topics or learning outcomes please contact Supawood on 1800 002 123 or visit www.supawood.com.au

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Viridian

Part of CSR Building Products, Viridian is Australia’s largest provider of glass and the only Australian manufacturer of float glass and hard coat performance products. Viridian’s range of residential and commercial glass provides solutions in the categories of energy, noise, clear vision, decorative, bushfire protection, structural, storm and security. All of Viridian’s glass products can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. With a range covering most types of residential and commercial glass variants including innovative energy-efficient and special-use materials, Viridian delivers New World Glass.

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VM Zinc


VM ZINC

VMZINC is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Umicore Group.

For over 100 years VMZINC has been providing innovative building solutions for architects around the world. With an extensive and unique range of products, VM Zinc offers the Australian market many options for zinc cladding, roofing and interior applications.

Zinc is a non-toxic, durable, recyclable and plentiful material. As an essential trace element, zinc is also vital to biological equilibrium and growth. Zinc used in the building industry is 100% recycled, putting it far ahead of many other materials which are just taking their first steps in recycling. Less energy is required to produce zinc than the other principal metals.

VM Zinc Australia has a Refuel CPD (formal points) seminar available. 

For more information please contact VM Zinc Sydney 02 9358 6100 or email 
Michelle.agius@ap.umicore.com


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Wood Solutions

Wood Solutions


Knowledge that comes to you.

 

Lunch & Learn offers you a choice of one-hour, informative and practical, in-house presentations to architects, engineers, building designers and other professionals.

The presentations educate and inspire innovation in the use of wood to design and construct residential, commercial and infrastructure projects. Delivered by experienced industry professionals, they are available at no cost to attendees.

Lunch and Learn presentations are available for free delivery in-house to Architects. For more information, visit the Wood Solutions website.


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Zip Heaters (Aust) Pty Ltd




Zip Industries is a privately owned Australian business founded by an Australian industrialist, Michael Crouch AO, who acquired a small Sydney manufacturer of kitchen heaters and bathroom heaters, Zip Heaters, in 1962.
Since the 1970’s, Zip has focused mainly on manufacturing and marketing Australian-designed and Australian-made instant boiling water systems. These are now sold in more than 70 countries, where they are specified for use in kitchens in hospitals, universities, schools and buildings of every kind, as well as in homes.
Zip distributors can be found internationally throughout ASIA, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. Headquartered in Sydney, Zip has offices in Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Townsville. A network of more than 300 trained service technicians provides installation, maintenance and service nationwide.
Zip Industries is the world leader in instant boiling water, exporting Australian- designed and Australia-made instant boiling water appliances to more than seventy countries, where they are specified widely for homes, hospitals, clinics, universities, schools and public buildings of every kind.
Zip offers a CPD Seminar on Drinking Water in the Workplace - Customer Needs, Regulatory Requirements and Real Solutions which is intended to provide Designers with a comprehensive overview of the areas that effect the specification of plumbed in boiling and chilled drinking water appliances in the workplace.

The CPD focuses on four key areas:
1.    Client Needs
2.    Product Selection
3.    Water Filtration
4.    Installation

And it aims to provide an understanding of:
Product Selection:
  •  Efficient Hydration in the workplace meeting the requirements of OH&S Act
  • Products selection “meeting your clients expectations”
  • Understanding water filters
  • Energy efficiency meeting the requirements of BCA J6
Installation:
  • Plumbing requirements of AS 3500, Water pressures, Tundish and Vent discharge
  • Providing an accessible solution; how to specify to meet the requirements of AS 1428.1&.2 accessibility in tea point design/public access drinking water
  • General siting and installation requirements
For more information please visit http://www.zipindustries.com/zip-range to view the Zip range.
Zip Commercial Range - http://www.zipindustries.com/g4
Zip Specification Downloads - http://www.zipindustries.com/zip-downloads
Zip Online store - http://store.zipindustries.com

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Zumtobel Lighting

Zumtobel Lighting


Zumtobel Lighting is a manufacturer and supplier of premium commercial and industrial lighting.

 

For over 30 years they have also been the licensed manufacturers and distributors of the BEGA range of exterior luminaires. With direct sales offices in all major capitals, they combine world leading design, form and functionality of their product portfolio, with local knowledge of the Australian lighting landscape.

Zumtobel are heavily involved in all facets of commercial lighting, from involvement in future codes and standards, to trends and ideas in various lighting applications.

They present LightGeist, a workshop designed to educate and update lighting practitioners on all aspects of lighting the built environment.

For further information visit www.zumtobel.com.au.


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Frequently asked questions – information for providers of CPD

1. What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Architects is any activity that enhances the professional knowledge and personal skills needed for the advancement of architecture, society and the environment.

Key requirements of CPD for Architects are that an activity:

  • relates to the practice of architecture but is not an activity undertaken in the normal course of practice
  • has stated learning outcomes/objectives, demonstrating that the primary purpose of the activity is educational
  • relates to at least one of the National Competency Standards for Architecture: Design, Documentation, Project Management, Practice Management

2. What are the competency standards?

The National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA) is a document published by The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) setting out the benchmark standards of competency for registration as an architect in Australia and New Zealand. 

The NCSA can be found under publications at www.aaca.org.au.

3. Is CPD compulsory for architects?

CPD is compulsory in WA, NSW, Queensland and Tasmania. It is expected to soon become compulsory for architects in other states in Australia. CPD is also compulsory for A+ members of the Australian Institute of Architects. Architects are advised to do CPD to continually develop their professional skills and knowledge within the industry. 

4. Should providers maintain records of attendance?

Architects are required to manage their own CPD records. The Institute provides a sample CPD record form for members, available for download. However, CPD providers must also maintain records of attendance for each CPD activity.

5. How long should a CPD provider maintain records?

You must maintain records relating to each CPD activity for a period of five years.

6. Are CPD points recognised Australia-wide?

Yes. The Institute allocates points to activities in alignment with the requirements of its own policy and policies/guidelines of other registration bodies.

7. Are providers allowed to use the Australian Institute of Architects corporate logo?

No. All Refuel CPD Provider Network members are supplied with Refuel CPD Provider Network logos and CPD points badges for use on marketing materials. Marketing materials must accurately advertise the program length, CPD points available, learning objectives and any costs associated with the program.

8. How are points allocated?

Points are allocated on the basis of one (1) point for every hour of involvement for both formal and informal activities.

In some cases, limits have been applied to the number of points that can be allocated to a single activity. While these tend to apply to less structured-generally informal-activities such as reading or attending meetings, some formal CPD activities also have limits.

Points can only be allocated to the educational components of an event: refreshment breaks, registration, drinks/networking sessions and the like, do not accrue points.

9. What is Refuel?

Refuel is the Australian Institute of Architects brand for continuing professional development. Refuel was launched in 2005 and is recognised nationally by members of the Institute as providing quality CPD.

10. What is Formal & Informal CPD?

CPD activities are defined as formal or informal. Formal activities require some form of assessment or evidence of significant interaction between the presenter and attendee as part of the activity.

11. Is assessment compulsory?

No. Most commonly a CPD activity that does not include assessment or significant interaction between the presenter and attendee will attain informal CPD points.

12. Can I provide online CPD?

Yes. CPD can be delivered in a number of ways. For example the Institute delivers both face-to-face programs in chapter offices and online CPD via continuum.com.au.

13. How are CPD Providers' activities promoted?

Promotion of activities within the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel CPD Provider Network is coordinated nationally. Recognised activities will be listed on the Australian Institute of Architects website and included in local promotions via Institute chapters.

14. How do I join the Refuel CPD Provider Network?

Once you have read all the information and understand the AACA/Institute joint policy on CPD as well as the Memorandum of Understanding, you may submit the application form for the Refuel CPD Provider Network. 

If you have any further questions regarding the form please don't hesitate to ask. Telephone Knowledge Services at the Institute on 03 8620 3877 or email knowledge@architecture.com.au.