Studio 217 - Amalie Wright & Richard Buchanan

Studio 217, Amalie Wright & Richard Buchanan
photo Christopher Frederick Jones

What's on

in Queensland

Queensland CPD

Welcome to the Queensland Chapter. This page lists upcoming Queensland Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events in all regions.

In Queensland, it is compulsory for a registered architect to work towards their CPD requirements. This is assigned by the Board of Architects Queensland. A+ members of the Institute are required to accrue yearly CPD Points regardless of their state of registration.

The Australian Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) catergorise these CPD points in four competencies: Design, Documentation, Project Delivery and Practice Management. These can be formal or informal points.

When you see this image displayed on the event, you are eligible for CPD points in one of the 4 competencies.

The Institute offers a variety different programs to help you during the year:
  • CPD Networking Evening Events
  • ArchiTECHS
  • Webinars
  • Breakfast Seminars
  • Lunch Workshops
  • Small and Medium/Large Practice Forums
For more information please call 07 3828 4100 and ask to speak with the Professional Development Officer.

 To view all upcoming events across Queensland, please visit our

QLD Chapter Calendar

Please select what Region you wish to attend your CPD event


We have a few Queensland webinars you can access and watch whenever you like. Simply select the image above and register for the webinar off the list. 


   Small Practice Forum #2

When: Tuesday 22 May, 10am - 11:30am
Venue: 70 Merivale St, South Brisbane

   Clay Pave Factory Tour

When: Friday 25 May, 10:00am - 11:30am
Venue: 1 Chum Street, Dinmore


  ArchiTECH - Dincel

 Wednesday 23 May, 12:00pm
Where: Varsity Lakes Sports House

Webinar: Learning in Vietnam
Housing Typologies in Ho Chi Minh City
When: Monday 16 April, 12:00pm -1:00pm
Webinar: Learning in Vietnam
Housing Typologies in Ho Chi Minh City
When: Monday 16 April, 12:00pm -1:00pm


   ArchiTECH - Adbri Masonry

When: Friday 27 April, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue: North Shore Community Centre

   ArchiTECH - ArcPanel

When: Thursday 24 May, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue: North Shore Community Centre

   Cyber Security

When: Thursday 28 June, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue: North Shore Community Centre



  ArchiTECH - Resene

When: Wednesday 9 May, 12:30pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library

   Lighting Technology

Wednesday 23 May, 12:30pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library

   Clay Pave Factory Tour

When: Friday 25 May, 10:00am - 11:30am
Venue: 1 Chum Street, Dinmore

   Case Study in the Modern Use of Cladding Materials

When: Wednesday 24 October, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Toowoomba City Library






 ArchiTECH with Resene

: Thursday 26 April
Venue: Metropole Hotel, Townsville

ArchiTECH - Crimsafe

When: Thursday 31 May
Venue: TBC



QLD Chair of Juries Design Talk : Cairns

When: Tuesday 24 April, 8:00am 
Venue: Cairns City Library, 151 Abbott Street


Mentor Program Overview


 Information for Students:

2018 program will launch on the
8th March 2018!
egister your attendance for the launch night here

The Student Mentoring Program is designed to offer students an insight into working in an architectural practice, provide an understanding of the current workforce expectations and to help bridge the gap between what is covered in the university syllabus and real life practice. You will be placed into a small  group (no more than 4) with other students and connected with a practicing architect whom will be your mentor for the duration of the program.

For any questions contact the QLD Chapter representative Madelynn 

Eligibility requirements for students

  • Must be a current SONA member with the Australian Institute of Architects
  • In 2018 must be enrolled in your 3rd year (or equivalent) in a recognised architectural course at one of the following QLD universities: UQ, BOND, QUT, Griffith.
  • Participants can be either part time or full time students

Information for Mentors:

The Student mentor program is an annual program offered by the Institute of Architects designed to connect a small group of architecture students (no more than 4 and typically in their 3rd year) with a local practice. The aim of the program is to give students an opportunity to be exposed to life in practice and access to an experienced mentor.

Eligibility requirements for mentors: 

Mentors must be registered architects practicing in Queensland with a minimum of four years’ post-graduate architectural experience and be current members of the Australian Institute of Architects based in either Brisbane or the Gold Coast. 

Architects who take part in the Student Mentor Program can earn 1 formal CPD point per meeting with the student group. To claim a formal point you must record which AACA competency standards were discussed in the meeting: Design, Documentation, Project Management and Practice Management. To keep accurate records it is recommended to use the meeting agenda page here to record your meetings.

If you would like to be involved as a Mentor please complete this expression of interest form and return it to the QLD Chapter representative Madelynn for further information.