Introduction to Contracts

Explore how and why we contract and gain greater confidence in reading and interpreting contracts.
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Explore how and why we contract and gain greater confidence in reading and interpreting contracts.

This session introduces engineers to the world of contracts.

Beginning with an overview of how and why we contract, an experienced legal professional will explain the nature of binding agreements and some of the underlying principles of contract law.

Relevant case law that underpins the modern approach to agreements will be discussed to round out your understanding of the legal framework surrounding contracts.

How to interpret contracts will also be explored including contract terminology, implied and express terms, elements of a binding agreement, and tendering law.

The session will conclude with a discussion on common challenges in contract administration and management.

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12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT
Location & dates

Registration for this webinar closes at 10am AEDT on the scheduled date.

Group Discount
Email info@eea.org.au to secure a 15% discount for 5 or more people.

Watch on demand

This webinar was recorded and is available to watch through Engineers Australia’s new online streaming platform, EA On Demand.



1 hour
Online - On Demand

We can deliver this webinar exclusively to you and your organisation. 

For groups of 10 or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

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

1 hour
Online - Live
Online - On Demand
Learning outcomes
  • Greater confidence in reading and interpreting contracts
  • A stronger inclination to use and apply the contract as an appropriate delivery tool
  • An ability to engage in (basic and early) meaningful discussions around contract terms
  • Ability to understand some terms and negotiation
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

Ideal for engineers and related professionals with 0 - 3 years work experience. This workshop is also valuable for anyone involved in contracts needing a refresher:

  • contract administrators
  • contract managers
  • engineers
  • designers
  • finance officers
  • procurement professionals
  • project managers
  • senior staff

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Australian Law
  • Basic elements of a binding agreement
  • Implied and express terms
  • Promissory Estoppel
  • Process and collateral contracts
How you'll learn

Delivered via Webinar

Designed in collaboration with our industry facilitators and education experts, EEA Webinars focus on modules from our most popular face-to-face training courses. Content has been carefully crafted to deliver targeted and achievable learning outcomes within the hour and the sessions are interactive to keep you engaged.

Webinar platform - Zoom

These sessions run through Zoom. Once you register for a webinar, you will receive the unique Zoom link 24 hours before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

We suggest that you download the Zoom Desktop Client to ensure you can fully participate in the webinar. If you view the webinar through the Zoom web browser or via a phone or tablet device you may not be able to participate in the interactive elements such as answering polling questions. 

Please read through the following information on Zoom to ensure you are prepared for the webinar:

Sean McCarthy
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