Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. interpret contract conditions and apply to the administration of construction contracts
  2. evaluate project scenarios and suggest actions for contract parties
  3. use computer-aided contract administration software.
  • Topics
    • Tendering and Contract Choice
    • Contracting Partnerships
    • Insurances, Securities and Retentions
    • Subcontracting Arrangements
    • Subcontracting Engagement Terms and Conditions
    • Variations, Claims and Delays
    • Progress Claims
    • Contract Completion
    • Contractual Penalties
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 2 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject engages students in the administration of a project, through authentic industry scenarios, and includes contractual procedures, the rights and obligations of contractual parties and computer-aided contract administration.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Test (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Case Study (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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