Architects registered under the ACT Architects Act 2004 are invited to nominate to be considered for the position of the registered architect member on the ACT Architects Board (the Board).
The Board oversees registration of architects in the ACT and determines who may be registered as an architect in the Territory. It has a range of powers to investigate complaints against architects and to discipline those who are found to have acted unprofessionally or incompetently.
The Board is made up of five members each appointed for no more than three years. Those members are:
- one member nominated in writing by a body that has the promotion of the interests of architects as a main purpose
- one member who is, or has recently been, an academic architect
- one member who is a registered architect
- one member who is a commercial lawyer with experience in either or both of consumer protection law and trade practices law
- one member to represent community interests who is not registered.
The Board's functions are to:
- register architects
- investigate complaints given to the Board about registered people and people who have been registered
- consider whether it is necessary to take disciplinary action against registered people and people who have been registered and, if it is, to take the necessary action
- consider and report to the Minister about issues referred to the Board by the Minister for advice
- advise the Minister in relation to the practice of architecture, for example, about codes of professional conduct
- further a common and harmonious approach to the administration of legislation about architects by cooperation with local jurisdictions;
- accredit courses of study in architecture, and
- provide general advice to consumers about the professional conduct and standards of competence expected of registered architects.
The Board operates independently, impartially and in the public interest. However, the Minister can give a direction to the Board about its exercise of functions, if it is in the public interest to do so. A direction cannot be given about the registration of architects, including renewal, cancellation, disciplinary action and refusal to register. The Board's decisions about disciplinary action can be appealed in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The Board meets at least four times a year. Members are entitled to a sitting fee for attending meetings.
Nominations must be in writing and signed by the nominee. Information required for nomination is:
- your contact details
- your architect registration number
- a brief description of your experience as a registered architect in the ACT
- a current CV
- a statement identifying whether you have any conflicts of interest or other matters that may affect whether you could carry out all or some functions of a Board member
- a statement of whether you have been at any time been convicted, in Australia or elsewhere, of an offence punishable by imprisonment for 1 year or longer
- a statement of whether you are currently bankrupt or personally insolvent
You are also welcome to provide information on why you are interested in the position.
Only registered architects may nominate for this position.
Lodging your expression of interest
Please send your written nomination in a PDF or Word format via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Nomination – Registered architect board member” in the title.
Nominations must be lodged by Friday 5 June 2020.