PARC Melbourne 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. Click the adjacent button to link be taken to their website.

The PARC Experienced Practitioner Tutorials may be undertaken as CPD. Participation in the full season attracts a total of 20 formal CPD points. Completion of the supplemental reading attracts additional informal CPD points.

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. We can also provide them in-house at your practice. Please just get in touch. 

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


Melbourne Winter 2019 Session Dates

The Melbourne Winter 2019 EP Tutorials will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm to 5:30pm on the following dates:

  • Tutorial 1 - Wednesday 19th June 2019

  • Tutorial 2 - Wednesday 3rd July 2019

  • Tutorial 3 - Wednesday 17th July 2019

  • Tutorial 4 - Wednesday 31st July 2019

  • Tutorial 5 - Wednesday 14th August 2019

Enrolments for the Winter EP Tutorials will open on 15th March 2019

Required reading lists for Tutorial 1 will be distributed to participants on 29 May 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.


Melbourne Autumn 2020 Session Dates

The Melbourne Autumn 2020 EP Tutorials will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm to 5:30pm on the following dates*:

  • Tutorial 1 - Wednesday 5th February 2020

  • Tutorial 2 - Wednesday 19th February 2020

  • Tutorial 3 - Wednesday 4th March 2020

  • Tutorial 4 - Wednesday 18th March 2020

  • Tutorial 5 - Wednesday 1st April 2020

Enrolments for the 2020 Autumn Tutorials will open in mid-Nov 2019

*Please note the dates listed are provisional dates only. These dates are to be confirmed and are subject to change.


Tutorial Venue

Tutorials are held in the Melbourne CBD at the Australian Institute of Management, Level 20, 380-390 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne.




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 Enrolment 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. Click the button adjacent to be taken to the Register Your Interest page.