Experienced Practitioner Tutorials

The Experienced Practitioner Tutorials are a series of five half day seminars that cover the complete spectrum of professional practice and attract a full year’s worth of formal CPD points.

Participants are also provided with comprehensive reading lists, completion of which attracts informal CPD points.

They are suitable for

  • Architects seeking a top-to-tail professional practice CPD program that complies with registration CPD requirements.

  • Those who have taken a career break and would like a practice refresher before they re-enter the work place.

  • Recently arrived practitioners who would like to understand local professional practices including regulatory requirements.

  • Allied professionals working with or within architectural practices who would like a greater understanding of the professional practice of architecture.

  • PARC APE Tutorial Alumni looking for a practice refresher.

  • Practitioners seeking registration as an architect via the Locally or Overseas Experienced Practitioner Assessment pathway.

Completion certificates linking content to NSCA units and criteria are provided to attendees, on request, at the end of each season.

The PARC Experienced Practitioner Tutorials are currently available in Melbourne and Sydney.  If we have sufficient interest we would be happy to run them in other locations including in-house. 

Tutorial Content

  • Industry Regulation & Legislation

  • Architects’ Liability in Statute, Contract and Tort

  • Architects’ Risk Management & Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Business Structures, Liability & Company Director Responsibilities

  • Contracts, Client/Architect and Consultant Agreements,

  • Fees and Fee Proposals

  • Copyright & Moral Rights

  • Consultants & Coordination

  • Procurement including Alternate Forms and associated Risks.

  • Tendering

  • Building Contracts

  • Contract Administration General Requirements & Liability

  • Cost/Time/Quality Assessments, Valuations & Certifications

  • Program, Float & Liquidated Damages

  • Practical Completion, Defects & Defects Rectification

  • Disputes and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Termination and Contractor Insolvency and/or Liquidation

Melbourne 2019 Autumn Session Dates

The EP Tutorials Melbourne Winter Season are on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm to 5:30pm on the following dates:

  • Tutorial 1 - Wednesday - 6th February 2019

  • Tutorial 2 - Wednesday - 20th February 2019

  • Tutorial 3 - Wednesday - 6th March 2019

  • Tutorial 4 - Wednesday - 20th March 2019

  • Tutorial 5 - Wednesday - 3rd April 2019

Sydney 2019 Autumn Session Dates

The EP Tutorials Sydney Winter Season are on Friday afternoons from 1:30pm to 5:30pm on the following dates:

  • Tutorial 1 - Friday - 18th January 2019

  • Tutorial 2 - Friday - 1st February 2019

  • Tutorial 3 - Friday - 15th February 2019

  • Tutorial 4 - Friday - 8th March 2019

  • Tutorial 5 - Friday - 22nd March 2019

Tutorial Venue

The tutorials will be held in conference rooms in the CBD.



The Tuition Fee for all five sessions is $1375.00 including GST.

Fees are payable in advance at the time of enrolment.  Places are allocated on a first-in-first-served basis.


If you would like to join us you will need an Application Kit.  The Application Kit contains all the information you need to enroll.

Before you submit your application please check the availability of places on our Current Availability page under the Register/Apply tab.

Stay Updated

If you are not yet ready to join us but would like to stay updated on availability of places and the release of new seasons we would be delighted to keep you in the loop.