PARC Sydney Experienced Practitioner Tutorials

The PARC Experienced Practitioner Tutorials are series of five full afternoon tutorials designed for candidates who are seeking registration via the Locally or Overseas Experienced Practitioner Assessment pathway.  

The tutorials will cover the areas of knowledge outlined in the National Standard of Competency for Architects (NSCA) that are the subject of the Experienced Practitioner interview.   See below for topics included.

There will also be opportunity to discuss submission requirements and a session on interview techniques. Participants will be provided with supplemental reading prior to each tutorial.

The Experienced Practitioner pathway to registration is open to candidates with a minimum of seven years post graduate experience.  For more information regarding this pathway and to understand your individual eligibility please visit the AACA website link below

The PARC Experienced Practitioner Tutorials are currently available in Sydney and Melbourne.  If we have sufficient interest we would be happy to run them in other locations.  Please just get in touch. 

PARC Experienced Practitioner Tutorials attract formal CPD points.

Tutorial Content

  • Industry Regulation & Legislation

  • Architects’ Liability in Statue, Contract and Tort

  • 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

Sydney Autumn 2019 Session Dates

The Autumn Sydney EP Tutorials will be held 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

The Autumn EP Tutorials have COMMENCED

Required reading lists for Tutorial 1 will be distributed to participants in early January 2019. We strongly recommend candidates enrol prior to this date to be sure they have enough time to receive and read the required material before the tutorials commence.

Sydney Winter 2019 Session Dates

The Winter Sydney EP Tutorials will be held on Friday afternoons from 1:30pm to 5:30pm on the following dates:

  • Tutorial 1 - Friday 14th June 2019

  • Tutorial 2 - Friday 28th June 2019

  • Tutorial 3 - Friday 12th July 2019

  • Tutorial 4 - Friday 26th July 2019

  • Tutorial 5 - Friday 9th August 2019

Enrolments for the 2019 Winter Tutorials will open in March 2019.

Tutorial Venue

The tutorials will be held in conference rooms in the Sydney 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 enrol 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.