Contract Management & Administration

Construction Contract Management and Administration Training Course

Construction Contract Management and Administration Course for Contracting Manager Training.

Establish Maintain and Review Contract Administration Procedures and Frameworks.

CAS-BCM Centre for Advanced Studies in Building & Construction Management

Construction Contract Management and Contract Administration

Roles include the selection, preparation and supervision of construction contracts & agreements.

CAS-BCM course program in Construction Contract Management & Administration helps participants to develop construction contract law & legislation skill sets to prepare and administer building contracts for both residential and commercial projects. 

Building Construction Contracts are vital to the construction delivery process

Contracts and the management of contracts is an important part of any building project. The impacts of contracts on the success or otherwise can be significant and affect many different areas from quality of workmanship, outcomes, relationship quality, risk management and project finances.

Course Overview

Participants for this program will be able to develop skill sets to effectively manage and administer the many activities in building construction contract administration & management for a small, medium or large commercial & domestic building project, ensuring all key activities & deliverables are successfully co-ordinated and managed throughout each stage of the project.

Areas of Competency
• Selection of Construction Contracts
• Contract Preparation
• Legal Responsibilities of all Parties to a Contract
• Housing Contracts
• Commercial Contracts
• Fixed Price, Cost Plus and Design & Construct Contracts including both Project & Construction Management agreements
• Project Delivery Systems
• Role of Superintendents
• Progress Claims and Delay Costs
• Variations and Extension of Time Claims
• Practical Completion and Liquidated Damages

Administration of the Contract including:
• Contract Progress Monitoring
• Quality Control Assurance
• Cost Control
• Change Control (Variations)
• Contract Finalisation
• Quality Assurance Programs & Defects
• Contract Termination
• Dispute Resolution 

Course Program Outline

Program Code: CMA
Program Title: Contract Management & Administration 


Duration: 4 weeks

12 Sessions Approx.

On-Line eLearning included

3 months min. to 10 months max. approx. for those wishing to undertake training in a workplace 

Times & Days

Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Option to Choose:

08:30am to 12:30pm

01:00pm to 05:00pm

05:30pm to 09:30pm 

Fee: $5,800.00

Level 1 Suite 9B
80 Keilor Road
Essendon North VIC 3041

Program Commencement Dates

Intakes are in
•  Intakes for 2021 to be advised soon

Self-Study On-Line eLearning:
Open all year

Open all year

Note: Modes of Study are interchangeable e.g. Learners enrolled as Self-Study or Work-Based can change to Face-to-Face and vice versa if they choose to do so. 

Program Overview

Program Participants will be able to develop a dynamic understanding of how to successfully administer building construction contracts.

CAS-BCM course program in Contract Management & Administration helps participants to develop professional skills to manage the establishment, maintenance and review of contract administration procedures and frameworks of a building or civil work contract in an organisation involved in either residential or commercial projects.

This course program specifies the outcomes required for the establishment of a soundly based contract management system necessary to produce accurate and successful project outcomes in accordance with organisational guidelines & system in a building and construction organisation involved in either residential or commercial building projects.

This program combines best practice theory with practical workplace applications.

Participants will gain an understanding of the specialist skills and knowledge the required functions in managing & administering building construction contracts for both Domestic and Commercial Class Projects that are considerable in size and scope. 

Industry Sectors:
Building & Construction
Building Design & Architecture
Real Estate & Property
Trades & Services

Occupation Roles:
Contracts Manager
Contracts Administrator

However; Students will be interviewed prior to commencement of course program. This interview will be used to determine suitability for undertaking the course including assessment of the experience which the student has in the Building and Construction Industry.

A Skills assessment for Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to enrolment being accepted by CAS-BCM. Students will be required to achieve a satisfactory result in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment that will be conducted during the application process.

Entry Requirements
• Be over the age of 18
• Have Intermediate Language Proficiency in English
• Have Intermediate Proficiency in English
• Have Intermediate Numeracy Skills
• Have access to a computer hardware with internet access
• Be able to operate computer programs as email, word processor and spread sheet applications at a basic level 

Areas of Competency


CAS-BCM’s Contracts Management & Administration Program helps develop and establish competencies in:
• Element Sections & Clauses of a Building Contract
• Contract Selection
• Contract Preparation
• Implementing Contract Administration Processes
• Maintaining Contract Administration Procedures
• Reviewing Contract Administration Processes 

Element & Performance Criteria

The following unit of competencies are covered as part of the CAS-BCM’s Contract Management & Administration Program:

Delivery of Program

The program will be delivered as a blended learning program with the option to undertake the program as a Morning, Afternoon or Evening Program.

How it will be delivered (mode; face to face, online, on-the-job) 

Face to Face

Classroom-based learning Theory Session: underpinning knowledge

Independent Study

Self-Paced Learning including e-learning

Online Support

Learner Management System (LMS) including email, resources, research, eLearning, webinars and online consultation

Work Based

Work-Based Project Assignment: Knowledge Areas & Unit Outcomes

Assessment & Evidence Required for Competency

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors.

The assessment methods used during this course are:

Knowledge Based Test

You are required to respond in writing to a range of questions and case study activities for underpinning knowledge.

Project Assignment

Project Case Study Response: required to provide a written response to a situation presented in a project case study scenario.
Project Research Tasks: required to undertake project research.

Practical Assessment Work Project

Learners are required to participate in a Practical Work Placement Program within an organisation or business within the Building & Construction Sector and are required to undertake project research within the workplace.


Learners wishing to undertake the Assessments will be awarded a
Certificate of Completion

All learner participants who attend the full program will be issued a
Certificate of Attendance’ 

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