Continuous Professional Development courses
Consult Australia runs a CPD program to assist members (and non-members) educate their staff on critical issues relevant to all consultants working in the built and natural environment.
Current courses include:
• Safety in Design
• Project Management
• Contracts for Consultants
• Role of the Superintendent
• Professional Services Excellence
Members also have the opportunity to participate in monthly lunch-time webinars which cover a range of topics, including: copyright issues, project management and delay analysis.
aims to assist young professionals (aged 35 and under) associated with the built and natural environment to develop business skills and professional contacts to equip them to become future leaders. Young professionals who directly benefit from FutureNet include, but are not limited to: architects; engineers; planners; quantity surveyors; environmental scientists; construction professionals; accountants; lawyers and property developers. FutureNet fills a niche by enabling the development of the non-technical skills that are essential to succeeding in today’s competitive marketplace.
FutureNet Business Leaders Course:
The FutureNet Business Leaders Course is offered exclusively to young professionals aged 35 and under working in the built environment. It brings together a broad range of disciplines such as architecture, engineering, law, finance, property development, planning, quantity surveying etc. Over eight months, the Course helps participants develop core business, management and teamwork skills through a variety of interactive training sessions. These skills are then practically applied in a team infrastructure bid.
Local Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events:
Each state holds a series of CPD events throughout the year on topics that are identified as being of strong interest and relevant to local members. In addition to being educational, these events provide excellent opportunities for our members to network with their peers, senior managers and, often, potential clients.
Consult Australia runs a series of national symposiums that cover: marketing and communications; HR; finance and economics; contracts and liability; and CEO issues. Speakers are all leaders in their fields from within and outside the built environment consulting industry.
National and state policy launches:
To promote and support the release of our thought leadership papers (previous topics have included sustainability, cities planning, transport reform, and workforce diversity), Consult Australia hosts national and state policy launch events, giving members the opportunity to learn more about their operating environment and network with the industry’s key decision makers and influencers.
Annual state dinners:
Our annual state dinners and equivalent events provide outstanding opportunities to network with your industry peers and celebrate the achievements of the year that’s been.
State committee meetings:
Member firms are encouraged to nominate a senior member of staff (State Manager or equivalent) to sit on any state committees where that firm has an office. The state committees are responsible for guiding local advocacy and helping to drive the Association’s policy agenda in that region.