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Western Australia's CPD Events

What's happening in the Western Australian Chapter?

On this page you will find information on Western Australian CPD events. In the Quick links box to the right you will find links to other Western Australian events, as well as awards, services, resources and publications.

Continuing professional development (CPD) talks and events are a core component of the Western Australian Chapter's continuing professional development program. The series aims to present topics that are inspiring and tangible, providing knowledge that attendees can put into practice. 

Events that display a Refuel CPD badge are eligible for CPD points.            

 A+ Member:          $35.00
 Member:    $45.00
 Graduate Member:    $40.00
 Non Member:    $85.00
 SONA Student Member:    $20.00

CPD in Western Australia

Architects registered in WA are required to do CPD as part of their registration.

For more information about CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page.


Thursday 6 June
Registration opens 7am for 7.30am start - 9.15am
Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth

Join us for the next Future Opportunities in the Built Environment breakfast on June 6. The panel discussion will cover the significant impacts of non-conforming products across the industry, what is being done and what more needs to be done.

As stated by the WA Government Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the risks and problems associated with non-conforming building products (including those relating to health, cost remediation, safety and legal issues) can consequently affect everyone and anyone in building and construction, including parties involved in designing and engineering, assessment and approvals, manufacturing or importing, buying and selling, building or occupying.    

This seminar is worth 1.5 formal CPD point on completion of the seminar activities. BOOK NOW

Monday 10 June 19
5pm Arrival for 5.30pm Start 
33 Broadway, Nedlands 6009

The directors of JB Legal will be presenting on the topic of business succession planning and how to position your business for sale. They will focus on the possible legal structures for your business, the implications and considerations applicable to each in succession planning, and tips on how to best position your business for sale and/or succession.

Learning outcomes
  • Understand the common legal business structures and how each can be sold or transferred
  • Be aware of some key commercial and legal issues surrounding the sale of a business
  • Address key issues concerning employee incentivisation and succession programs
  • Learn some of the practical ways in which the architect can set its business up for successful succession

A+ Member:          $35.00  
Member:    $45.00  
Graduate Member:    $40.00  
Non Member:    $85.00  
SONA Student Member:    $20.00

Wednesday 19 June 19 - FREE EVENT
5pm Arrival for 5.30pm Start 
33 Broadway, Nedlands 6009
This presentation will offer insights into international current trends and practical knowledge in the healthcare field, whilst providing recommendations on the effectiveness of study tours as a learning tool in architecture.

Lahni is a graduate of architecture at HASSELL and the 2018 recipient of the Peter Hunt Travel Prize, awarded for her master’s thesis research and design for a specialist mental health facility.

Lahni used her prize to continue her self-directed research on the impact of design on the mental health of patients and staff, by travelling through Europe and the UK to visit prominent architects and projects. Highlights included attending the Union of International Architects / Public Health Group Conference and the European Healthcare Design Conference, meeting with Dutch Health Architects Gortemaker Algra Feenstra and Flores Prats Architects (Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores), and participating in the Porto Academy 2018 with architects including Atelier Bow-Wow, SO-IL, Sauter Von Moos, Alvaro Siza and Steven Holl.

PALS 2019

Second round:

3 July

10 July

17 July

24 July

311 July

7 August

14 August


Visit the PALS website for more information and registration details.


ABWA Dates 2019: 

Round 1 – April/May 

Enrolment for Parts 1 & 2 run from Thursday, 7 February 2019 at 9.30am to Friday, 15 February 2019 at 4pm.

The Part 2 National Examination Paper will be held on Tuesday, 2 April 2019.

The Part 3 Examinations By Interview will be held the week commencing Monday, 20 May 2019.

Round 2 – August/October

Enrolment for Parts 1 & 2 run from Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 9.30am to Friday, 5 July 2019 at 4pm.

The Part 2 National Examination Paper will be held on Tuesday, 20 August 2019.

The Part 3 Examinations By Interview will be held the week commencing Monday, 21 October 2019.