Construction Law & Legislation

Australian Federal and State Laws & Legislation Governing the Building Industry

Individuals and organisations operating within the building construction industry should be aware of their rights and obligations.

This course program provides knowledge and application of the laws, regulations and key legislations that specifically apply to the construction industry in Australia. 

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

Management & Administration Processes for Complying with Legal Obligations in Building Construction

This program contains legal, operational and business issues relevant to the building and construction industry, which includes businesses in residential and commercial construction. 

Course Program Outline

Program Code: PMBCM 
Program Title: Project Management in Building Construction Management 


Duration: 4 Days

4 Sessions Approx.

On-Line eLearning included

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

Times & Days

Mon. to Thu. 
Option to Choose:

08:30am to 12:30pm

01:00pm to 05:00pm

05:30pm to 09:30pm 

Fee: $3,800.00

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

This module specifies the outcomes required to administer the legal obligations of a building or construction contractor, including obligations as either party to a contract.

This program supports the needs of building professionals, registered building practitioners, senior managers within building and construction firms and other construction industry personnel responsible for administering the legal obligations of a building or construction contract for low-rise, medium rise and high-rise projects.

The Construction Law & Legislation Program with CAS-BCM is well suited to those in the building construction industry and new to the industry who want to develop knowledge, skills and competencies to enable them to undertake job & project roles in administering the legal responsibilities & obligations for building construction 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 laws, legislation and regulations.

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

Occupation Roles:
Building & Compliance Officer / Advisor
Compliance Officer
Compliance Manager

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 Construction Law & Legislation Program helps develop and establish competencies in:
• Business Establishment
• Builder Registration & Licensing
• Legal Matters
• Engagement of Personnel & Staff
• Regulations Relating to Occupational Health & Safety
• Rehabilitation Arrangements
• Taxation, Insurance & Superannuation
• Fair Trading Practices
• Environmental Legislation 

Element & Performance Criteria

The following unit of competencies are covered as part of the CAS-BCM’s Construction Law & Legislation 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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