BLDG 2012 Contract Administration (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700309

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Description This subject presents the principles of construction contracts and how the contracts are managed in a construction contract at an introductory level. Key project parties, project life cycle, procurement approaches, payment contracts and contract documents are also introduced. Students will complete a range of tutorials and assessments that aim to build understanding of the administration of a contract while further developing the communication skills and basic ability to read, review and interpret contract documentation.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Building Construction Management

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects BLDG 2011 Contract Administration

Incompatible Subjects GEOM 2002 Quantity Surveying 2


Students must be enrolled at The College. Students in Extended programs must have passed 30 CPs of preparatory subjects prior to enrolling in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify key project parties, their role and project life cycle, key procurement approaches and payment contracts 
  2. Recognise the principles of contract law, standard forms of construction contracts and key contract documents 
  3. Appraise construction bonds and insurances 
  4. Review progress claims and contractual procedure 
  5. Appraise subcontract arrangements

Subject Content

  1. Construction project parties and project life cycle 
  2. Key procurement approaches and types of payment contracts
  3. Standard forms of construction contracts, AS4000 – 1997 and Contract Documents
  4. Construction bonds and insurances
  5. Key content of a progress claim and progress claim procedure
  6. Introduction to variations and loss and expense claims.
  7. Subcontract arrangements and contractual procedure


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes 20 N Individual
Case Study 2,500 words 40 N Individual
Report 2,500 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Term 2 (2023)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Term 3 (2023)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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