Professional Practice Management

ARC70002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Aims and objectives

This unit explores the ethical, business, legal and legislative aspects of architectural practice. It investigates the means of establishing a business plan model for an architect including the operations, marketing, and financial planning - alongside the requirements for professional registration, insurances, and copyright.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Formulate a business plan suited to a particular architectural practice model
2. Assemble and monitor ongoing financial planning for a business
3. Describe the operations of the relevant authorities involved with the profession
4. Assess risk involved in the practice in terms of professional negligence, ethical behaviour, and insurances