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ARCH71-114: Professional Practice 2


Professional Practice 2 is a subject wherein students shall be exposed to fundamental skills, strategies, and relevant information to conduct professional architectural practice. Professional Practice 2 will emphasise project management skills and procedures, including attention to contracts, legislation, codes, standards, and other frameworks for the procurement and delivery of projects. An understanding of how to organise project documentation - drawings and specifications - as well as contractual agreements, shall be developed.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: ARCH71-114
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Architecture

Learning objectives

1. Understand the legislative structure in Australia, general legal concepts and the statutory instruments that affect architecture and the built environment such as the planning framework and building control legislation. (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 3.1.4, 3.3.2, 4.1.4, AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.4.1) 2. Understand the different methods of procurement for buildings and of the processes and procedures that are required to execute and administer a traditional standard form building contract. (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.4.1, 4.1.5, AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.4.1, 3.4.2) 3. Demonstrate communication and project management skills required for building procurement. (ANZAPAP National Competency Standards 4.1.5, AIA Tertiary Education Policy 3.4.1)

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Faculty approval required.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.