How to become a contracts administrator

Take on the responsibility of maintaining organisations’ contracts, making sure obligations are met and terms carried out.

Pathways to this career

  1. Complete a building and construction, engineering or business certification. Specialise in contracts administration to potentially access entry level opportunities in the industry.
  2. Chasing more responsibility? Maybe you have your eye on big corporate industries? An undergraduate degree in construction management or civil engineering may get you over the line.
  3. While you're studying, seek out internships and partnership programs. Concentrate on construction and engineering firms to gain relevant industry experience and make contacts.

What does an contracts administrator do?

Contracts administrators manage business contracts, including purchasing, sales, and employment contracts. They act as liaison between internal business parties and external vendors and suppliers, making sure that conditions are correctly documented and followed through.

Duties and tasks

  • Develop, review, and negotiate variations to contracts.
  • Follow up on inquiries and resolve problems about contracts.
  • Manage contract paperwork.
  • Liaise with business and legal professionals to make sure terms are met.
  • Alert leadership to contracts needing their attention or awaiting decisions. 

Industry bodies

  • Australian Association of Procurement & Contract Management

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