Mutual support, solidarity and camaraderie! Light at the End of the Tunnel aims to help our communities navigate the world of work, the futures of the profession and paths forward in the pandemic.

Light at the End of the Tunnel was a Q & A event series, happening Friday lunchtimes AEST, throughout 2020 and 2021.

Each week one or two speakers answered our questions and yours on a wide range of topics – from the nitty gritty of how to negotiate, polishing up your CV and portfolio, and what to do with an unexpected career break, to broader speculations about the kind of profession we want and need, and how we might best position the discipline for the future.

These are informal, interactive sessions aimed at equipping our communities for the path ahead, and encouraging all to help make the future of our profession.

Watch Naomi and Justine chat about the idea above.


The sessions are recorded. So, if you miss out or can’t make it on Friday lunchtimes you can still access the discussion afterwards. Watch the recording of events so far.


Formal CPD is available for each session. We will provide a set of questions for each session, which will ask you to reflect on what you have learned, and what it means in the context of your professional practice.

The response can be submitted via an online form . You will receive an email with your responses as evidence of attendance and completion for the session. Please keep the response email for your records.

Learning objectives

The learning objectives of the series as a whole relate to the Practice Management Unit of Competency and are as follows:

  • To gain a greater knowledge of how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected architectural workplaces and employment as a whole
  • To gain a greater understanding of potential roles for architects and the profession in and following crises
  • To reflect upon your own career or work life in architecture and how it has been or may be affected by the pandemic
  • To gain a greater understanding of how architects and practices have responded to economic downturn or recessions in the past
  • To formulate plans and ideas for how to move forward with your own career or work life in architecture following the pandemic
  • To build skills in redesigning your work profile and employability in response to the pandemic
  • To expand your knowledge of the structural and contextual factors which affect careers and work in architecture
  • To network and gain peer to peer understandings and strategies for addressing career disruption or interruption
  • To build skills in self care, self-management, career planning and strategy