Business services

Consult Australia is dedicated to supporting your business to be the most vibrant and successful it can be. We provide services and resources to members that will protect your business, grow your client base, and support your people.

The Consult Australia Contract* is a concise agreement for use in the engagement of professional services. It is available as a free download to members (via link below). Non-members can purchase print copies through the Consult Australia Store.

The Consult Australia Contract is designed to be used by consultants of various sizes and disciplines across a range of projects. There is an appropriate balance in the role and responsibilities for both clients and consultants. It is designed to provide more flexibility for all parties in areas such as liability and professional indemnity insurance, and move towards cooperative rather than adversarial contracting.  

We have developed an Advisory Note to the contract that explores issues including; certainty of services (e.g. scope, programme and deliverables). It also refers to the Australian Consumer Law when a standard form contract is used with a consumer client and the potential of a finding that it is an ‘unfair contract’. When using the Consult Australia Contract with a consumer client, it is important that consultants present it in a clear and transparent manner. It is recommended that consultants read the Guide to the Unfair Contracts Terms Law published by the ACCC, available here.

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Consult Australia's Briefing Notes provide summary information on key topics and policies of current importance to our members. This includes our COVID-19 Briefing Notes.

Briefing Notes are a member-only resource.

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Consult Australia Practice Notes are business tools providing expert information in the practice areas of; professional ethics, liability and insurance, quality assurance, legal advice, personnel matters, general and financial matters, appointments and contracts, and workplace health and safety.

Practice Notes are a member-only resource.

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Consult Australia, in collaboration with NSW Business Chamber is pleased to provide Business Tips, a Consult Australia member service. This resource provides information addressing common issues dealt with by Consult Australia members in their workplace operations.

Business Tips are a member-only resource.

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Consult Australia believes that it is important to support members in all aspects of their business. We also recognise the impact that the insurance market has on Consult Australia members in terms of availability, affordability and quality of professional indemnity (PI) insurance.

Through the PI Pathway, we are pleased to provide members with a referral service that provides access to broking services and a range of associated support services, which will be provided by a panel of two brokers selected by Consult Australia.

PI Pathway is a member-only service.

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Safety in Design Toolkit

Safety in design is about encompassing safe design principles in the conceptual and design phase of a design project that apply over the entire life cycle of that project. The opportunities to address WHS in the design and planning of construction works are considerable. In this early phase it is often possible to design out hazards or incorporate risk control measures that are compatible with the original design concept and with the engineering and functional requirements of a project.

The Safety in Design Toolkit is available free for members (via the link below). Non-members can purchase print copies through the Consult Australia Store.

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More information

For more information about our business services, please contact Consult Australia on 02 8252 6700 or at: info@consultaustralia.com.au.