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Contract Foundations

Understand your rights, responsibilities and obligations with this thorough introduction to contract law.
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Overview
Understand your rights, responsibilities and obligations with this thorough introduction to contract law.

If you work in engineering, project management, contract administration or procurement, you'll often use contracts. Understanding them is vital to prevent costly mistakes.

This is an introductory-level course. It covers:

  • the basic elements of contracting
  • the nature of binding promises
  • the Australian legal system and related law
  • interpretation
  • the operational aspects of contracts.

After completing this course, you'll:

  • understand the law and how it relates to contracts
  • be able to interpret contracts at a basic level
  • understand how the proper management of contracts assists project delivery.

If you're new to legal studies, this course provides a thorough introduction to contracts. If you've studied or worked in contracts before, it's an excellent refresher.

Details
Price
$679.15
EA members
$799
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Duration
8 Hours
Delivery
Face to Face
Price
$649
EA members
$763.53
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Duration
2 x 3.5 hour sessions
Location & dates
Online

Please register at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us onĀ +61 3 9321 1700.

Duration
Customisable
Delivery
Face to Face
Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Gain a big picture view of the contract lifecycle
  • Be able to interpret contracts at a basic level
  • Get an overview of how Australian law works
  • See what happens during pre-contract negotiations
  • Understand contract set-up, layout, elements and principles
  • Be aware of related areas of law
  • Comprehend how a properly managed contract helps project delivery
  • Understand the basics of negotiation and dispute resolution
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course suits graduate and junior engineers and related professionals with up to three years of work experience.

It's also valuable for people involved in drafting or delivering projects under a contract, including:

  • contract administrators
  • contract managers
  • finance officers
  • designers
  • principals.
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

The contract lifecycle

  • The nature of law in Australia, including contract law
  • Pre-contract negotiations
  • Contract set-up and layout
  • Elements of a binding agreement
  • Overarching contract principles
  • Related areas of law - competition law and negligence
  • Introduction to negotiation and dispute resolution
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

7. Meet legal and regulatory requirements
8. Communication
10. Taking Action

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.

Facilitator
Margaret Andre
Sean McCarthy
Reviews

The course kept the reading material really relevant and concise. The discussion was really engaging and made the comprehension of the complicated topics really easy. The group involvement was really good.

Participant, 2021

Real daily practical tips and industry experience provided.

Participant, 2021

Sean's teaching style was excellent - great mix of formal lecture but importantly working through the material like a tutorial (which is how I best learn). Sean was also more than happy to tailor the content to our questions and to make excellent examples to real life engineering scenarios.

participant, 2021
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