Administer a Construction Contract CPCCBC4016A

Learn the key elements of construction contracts, how to select the best contract and understand termination issues.
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  • Length 8 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

In guiding a construction project a good working knowledge of the construction contract is essential.

Please note that this course is priced in US dollars.

Duration of Study

The pace at which each student studies is different. The nominal hours for this course are 20 hours, however, this can vary greatly depending on your previous experience and study techniques. Student support is available by asking a question online or visiting our website.

Exner is a Registered Training Organisation 

Exner Education, drawing on their 25 years of experience in the construction industry have tailored this course on administration of construction contracts to suit the needs of site managers, project managers, construction managers and contract managers to ensure that they gain a good understanding of construction contract administration.

The course competencies come from an Australian Training Package and the unit of competency -  CPCCBC4016A Administer a Construction Contract has been selected from this package.

If you are an Australian student and would like to be assessed for this unit, please visit our website for more information. On successful completion you will awarded with a nationally recognised certificate of attainment.

What are the requirements?

  • basic understanding of construction projects

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify various types of building and construction contracts
  • Understand the legislative requirements of construction contracts
  • Learn essential terms and elements of valid contracts
  • Understand rights and liabilities of parties under contracts
  • Understand common contract terms and procedures
  • Undertand circumstances that bring a breach or termination of contracts
  • Identify the range of documents that make up a contract
  • Understand factors affecting repudiation of a contract
  • Identify the conditions for completion of contract at the cost of the contractor
  • Understand abandonment or ousting the contractor

Who is the target audience?

  • site managers, project managers, contract manager, builders, project stakeholders

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction and Guidelines
Course Notes
105 pages
Section 2: Intro to Contracts Part 1: Fundamentals

Watch part 1 on the Introductions to Contracts and then download the exercise on Offer and Acceptance

6 questions

Contract fundamentals

Section 3: Intro to Contracts Part 2: Legislation

Watch this Video - Part 2 on an introduction to contracts and then look at the additional references. This includes undertaking exercise 2 on Impacting Legislation, Exercise 3 on Contents of a Contract and Exercise on Schedule of Quantities.

4 questions

Contracts Part 2 Quiz

Section 4: Intro to Contracts Part 3: Different roles and responsibilities

Watch this video on the introduction to contracts part 3, then download the additional reading. Undertake Exercise 5 on Key Construction Clauses and Exercise 6 on Contract Types.

1 question

Introduction to Contracts Part 3

Section 5: Intro to Contracts Part 4: Principal's obligations

Watch part 4 of Introduction to Contracts then Undertake Exercise 7 on Key Commercial Issues

2 questions

Introduction to Contracts 4 Quiz

Section 6: Intro to Contracts Part 5: Concepts of Contract Law

Watch intro to Contracts Part 5 and then download the additional reading. Undertake Exercise 8 on Contract Review.

2 questions

Introduction to contracts part 5 Quiz

Section 7: Contract Documentation: Part 1

Watch this video on contract documentation - Part 1.

2 questions

Contract Docs part 1 Quiz

Section 8: Contract Documentation: Part 2

Watch this video on Contract Documentation part 2, then undertake Exercise 9 on Types of Contracts and Exercise 10 on Research.

2 questions

Contract Docs Part 2

Section 9: Contract Documentation: Part 3

Watch this video on contract documentation part 3, then undertake exercise 11 Regarding an Interview with a Project Manager.

Section 10: Claims, Certificates and Payments

Watch this video on Claims Certificates and Payments and then download the additional material. Do Exercise 12 on Project Claims

2 questions

Claims, Certificates & Payments Quiz

Section 11: Cash Retention/Bank Guarantee Security

Watch this video on Cash Retention/Bank Guarantee security and then undertake Exercise 13 on Contract Details

2 questions

Cash Retention/Bank Guarantee quiz

Section 12: Progress Claims

Watch this video on Progress Claims and then down load the additional material on Schedule of Rates and Bill of Quantities

2 questions

Progress Claims Quiz

Section 13: Contract Risks - Part 1

Watch this video on Contract Risks - Part 1

2 questions

Contract Risks Part 1 Quiz

Section 14: Contract Risks - Part 2

Watch this video on Contract Risks Part 2 then download the additional material. Undertake exercise 14 on Identifying Contractual Risks

2 questions

Contract risks Part 2

Section 15: Variations

Watch this video on Variations and then undertake the following exercises:

Exercise 15 on AS2124

Exercise 16 Variation Schedule One

Exercise 17 Variation Schedule Two

2 questions

Variations Quiz

Section 16: Extension of Time (EOT)

Watch this video on Extension of Time and then download the additional reading . Undertake exercise 18 on Extentions of Time, Exercise 19 on Common Causes of Extensions of Time and the case study on Changes, Delays and Time Extensions.

2 questions

EOT Quiz

Section 17: Liquidated Damages
Liquidated Damages Video
2 questions

Liquidated Damages Quiz

Section 18: Defects
Defects Video
2 questions

Defects Quiz

Section 19: Administration and Notices
Administration & Notices Video
1 question

Administration and Notices Quiz

Section 20: Latent Conditions

Watch the Latent Conditions Video and then do exercise 23 on Latent Conditions

2 questions

Latent Conditions Quiz

Section 21: Disputes Part 1

Watch this video on disputes - Part 1

2 questions

Disputes part 1 - Quiz

Section 22: Disputes Part 2
Disputes Part 2 Video
2 questions

Disputes part 2 quiz

Additional Reading on Contract Law
141 pages

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Instructor Biography

Exner Education, Project Management for Building and Construction

Exner is an integrated education and consulting firm with over 25 years of experience providing an extensive range of professional management services to the construction industry. Our hands-on experience includes design and construction, expert claims quantification and management, project management, business systems consulting, value for money models, safety in design and risk management systems.

Exner Education is an ASQA registered RTO and is the training development and delivery branch of Exner. From its practical experience and knowledge Exner Education has designed, developed and delivered construction specific training over the past 15 years. Exner Education provides a 'hands on' practical approach to training, developed and delivered by people who have real current practical experience in the field and are qualified VET sector trainers. This gives Exner a unique ability to balance both theoretical teaching knowledge complemented with current 'best practice' work examples.

Our Training & Education experience includes the instructional design of training ranging from:

· safety and site compliance;

· project management including from tender preparation, claims management to project close out;

· engineering practices; and,

· corporate improvement strategies.

Exner Education has designed, developed and delivered training for both large and small companies as well as government authorities including, Leighton Contractors, Pro-Build, Grocon, Schiavello, MBAV, HIA, VMIA, Nicholson Construction, Johns Lyng, APM Group, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, VicRoads, Department of Treasury and Finance and Victorian Catchment Management Authority.

Exner continues to develop its online learning 'experience' and provides a unique interactive delivery methodology which gives students world first teaching tools, combining Exner's practical construction knowledge with core theory to further enhance the students learning experience.

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