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We represent architects right across Australia.

Professional Architects Australia believes you should get the respect, recognition and reward you deserve.

We are part of the Professionals Australia network with more than 25,000 members across Australia.

We bring architects together not only to work for better wages and to ensure your rights are protected, but to help resolve the issues facing your profession.

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Latest News & Updates

Nominations for our elections are open now
Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The contribution and involvement of members ensure that Professionals Australia is a strong voice for members in many arenas.

Professionals Australia briefs Albanese on Better Infrastructure
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Professionals Australia’s National Vice President Andreas Marquardt has delivered a briefing on the Better Infrastructure campaign to the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese.

Interviews: How to stand out, for the right reasons
Sunday, 14 September 2014

Our Workplace Advice and Support team manager Stratos Pavlis, has taken some time to outline how you can stand out in job interviews - in all the right ways.

Professional Edge, our member magazine is out now
Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Read all about the launch of Professionals Australia’s Registered Professional Engineer scheme; our call for STEM degree fees to be off-limits and getting back to first principles in Defence.

Victorian construction professionals under scrutiny
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Notice to members: Advice of rule change from Fair Work Commission
Thursday, 26 June 2014

Members please note a rule change in relation to the Association’s governance structure.

Thinking about work experience
Friday, 6 June 2014

Professional work experience may be part of your undergraduate studies - should you be paid? What should you be paid?

Latest developments on proportionate liability
Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Reasonable liability clauses and contract terms to avoid
Thursday, 6 February 2014

Sara Mithen explains reasonable and unreasonable liability clauses and terms which should be revised if you find them in your contract ...

Election Notice - Stage 3 Nominations Now Open
Friday, 17 January 2014

Stage 3 nominations are now open to Professionals Australia members.

Governments could cut billions in waste by employing more engineers
Friday, 10 January 2014

Governments are wasting $6-7 billion each year on mismanaged infrastructure projects - simply because they don’t have enough engineers to properly scope, design and deliver large scale projects.

Looking for workplace advice over Christmas?
Thursday, 19 December 2013

Professionals Australia extends to all members our best wishes for the holiday season. Our offices will be closed from 20 December to 6 January 2014.

RedR Australia: Philippines Appeal
Saturday, 16 November 2013

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on 8 November, bringing death and destruction to nine regions of the country.

’APESMA becomes Professionals Australia’ - What you said
Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Last week’s edition of Professional Edge officially launched Professionals Australia – the new name and direction for APESMA.

James Tucker awarded inaugural Architects scholarship
Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The state of the Architecture profession - Chris Walton, APESMA CEO
Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Chris Walton talks about some of the defining issues for the Architecture and design-related fields

Award rates, student rates and the NES
Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Downturn or a new normal?
Monday, 21 October 2013

Architects 2013 AGM
Thursday, 17 October 2013

Professionals Australia Informer - Construction Issue
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

In this edition we look at the trends and outlook in the Construction sector.

Industrial and contract advice

Help with workplace issues and employment contracts

Pay and conditions for Architects

Hays market rates plus Award rates of pay, student rates and a link to the Architects Award

Career Insights

Career and workplace issues of interest to Architects

Architecture students

We can help Architecture students work towards succeeding once they graduate


If you're self-employed, we can assist you with a range of services and information including PI insurance

Industry commentary

What are some of the issues and problems in the Architecture and design services industry?


Links to websites of organisations relevant to Architectural services

About us

Some of the issues and policy areas we campaign around ...

Contact us

Have a question about your Award rate? Need assistance with a problem at work? Contact PAA from here ...