Online CPD

The 2019 Lachlan Macquarie Award | Premier Mill Hotel | spaceagency architects | WA | Photographer: Alan Myles

Online CPD


Our online courses are designed to help meet your CPD needs while also meeting your personal and professional commitments. New courses are added regularly addressing various topics relating to the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) competencies of DesignDocumentationProject Delivery and Practice Management.

Online Courses

Our courses are:

  • Developed by industry experts
  • Recognised for formal CPD points
  • Meet the CPD requirements of the NSW, WA, and Queensland boards of registration
  • Claimable for Building Practitioner Accreditation requirements in Tasmania.

View the full list of our online courses on our online CPD website.

Free online CPD


Elder Paddy Woodman

Lessons from Aboriginal Geographers

Presenter: Professor Paul Memmott

Competency Area: Design
Formal CPD Points available1

This webinar unpacks the many profound layers of traditional Aboriginal geography ranging from desert to coastal environments.

nightingale 2.0

Presenter: James Legge
Competency Area: Design
Formal CPD Points available: 1

Discover Nightingale 2.0 in Fairfield Melbourne, the 2nd of the Nightingale model projects, and currently nearing completion in this webinar recording. Nightingale Housing is leading a housing revolution in our cities by constructing multi-residential buildings that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable. Guest speaker James will also touch on various European Housing models and what we can learn from them.

Brisbane | Sanna | WallaceBrice Architecture | Photographer: Angus Martin

reconciliation action plan

Presenter: Cassandra Raciti
Competency Area: Practice Management
Formal CPD Points available1

Implementing a Reconciliation Action Plan is one way Architecture companies can demonstrate their commitment to reducing this under-representation and ensuring their employees are equipped with the skills to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities as part of the design process.

next generation apartment buildings

Presenter: Rosemary Kennedy
Competency Area: Design
Formal CPD Points available: 1

You’ll learn what innovative architects do to achieve alternative designs for projects with the same scope, complexity and regulations, as the energy-intensive ‘glass box’ typology and gain an understanding on factors and strategies that can influence the emergence of potent climate-based architecture in Australia for both private and public benefit.

Brisbane | Mary Lane / The Westin | Woods Bagot | Photographer: Trevor Mein


From the National Architecture Conference 2018: Edge

Presenter: Sue Dugdale: Director – Susan Dugdale and Associates Australia
Competency Area: Design
Formal CPD Points available1

Examine urban anxieties and cultural differences through the microcosm of an Alice Springs architectural practice. Get interesting insights on how knives, exit plans, a swamp and a science fiction-posed paradigm offer a framework for review of recent public and commercial projects from the SDA team, in particular the CBD Revitalisation, an urban renewal project.

The Anatomy of a leak

Presenter: Ross Taylor
Competency Area: Design
Formal CPD Points available: 2.0

Water leaks remain the most frequently occurring and most expensive defect in modern buildings. With the surge in apartment dwelling construction, the frequency of leaks is increasing. Furthermore, new regulations mean that designers are more likely to be in the firing line for legal action taken against builders and developers for building defects.


From the National Architecture Conference 2018: Edge

Presenter: ‘Lek’ Mathar Bunnag: Founder and Managing Director – Bunnag Architects, Thailand
Competency Area: Design
Formal CPD Points available1

Discover ‘Lek’ Mathar Bunnag’s interpretation of cultural heritage in relation to the individual and as a source of inspiration, not definition. Through a selection of his resort projects and his design of the Thailand Pavilion in the Venice Biennale Architectural Exhibition in 2014, ‘Lek’ Mathar Bunnag shares the significant factors that inform, influence and shape his work.

Contact us

For further information, contact our CPD Team:

Australian Institute of Architects
Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street,
Melbourne, Victoria 3000.
p: +61 (3) 8620 3877