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We run three courses, a general course, an advanced course and a master class. All our courses run over two days from 8.30am to 4.00pm and include all catering and study materials.  

 

Understanding Building & Construction Tenders & Contracts - Part One

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to contract law in the building, construction and mining industry. The course delivers practical instruction regarding basic concepts of contract law and explores statute law, common law and the contract. The purpose of the course is to teach industry participants to understand how contracts are formed and administered. This course is a must for anyone involved in drafting tender and contract documentation, purchasing, contract administration, project management and the supervision and/or management of contracts in general.

This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Contract Law
  • Nature of a Contract (Lump Sum, Schedule of Rates, Cost Plus)
  • Legal Status of Tender Documents
  • General Conditions of Contract (AS 2124, AS 4000)
  • Variations
  • Extensions of Time
  • Delay and Disruption Costs
  • Liquidated Damages and Penalties

Understanding Building & Construction Tenders & Contracts - Part Two

It is a prerequisite for this course that a participant has completed the first part of the course. The second part of the course expands participants’ knowledge of contract law and focuses on teaching participants to use statute law, common law and the contract in unison to ensure that the Company reserves its rights and preserves its legal position.

The purpose of the course is to teach industry participants to effectively use building & construction law to administer contracts, respond to contractual claims and manage disagreements with a view to preventing disputes escalating towards litigation.

The advanced course covers the following topics:

  • Advanced Contract Law 
  • Security of Payments under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA) 
  • Liabilities and Indemnities 
  • Progress Claim Preparation and Contractual Claim Preparation    
  • Advanaced Variations, Extension of Time and Delay & Disruption Cost
  • Advanced Liquidated Damages and Penalties
  • Latent Conditions 
  • Adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)
  • Insolvency and Retention 
  • Time bars

 

Management and Negotiation of Contractual Disputes 

The Management and Negotiation of Contractual Disputes Master Class is a comprehensive course which teaches participants how to manage and negotiate a construction dispute. It is a prerequisite for this course that a participant has completed Understanding Building & Construction Tenders & Contracts Part One and Part Two.

The Master Class builds on the theoretical knowledge gained in the first two courses and delivers practical instruction regarding the assessment of your contractual position, preparation of a strategy to manage the dispute, preparation of written documentation necessary to progress the dispute and facilitate a settlement. The purpose of the course is to teach industry participants to effectively use management strategies and written communication to prepare or respond to contractual claims or manage disagreements to prevent disputes escalating towards litigation.

The Master Class is very interactive with participants divided into teams to prepare their position and then act out mock dispute meetings and adjudications. 

Class sizes absolutely capped at 20 people. 

The Master Class covers the following topics:

  • Further Advanced Law on Variations, Extension of Time and Delay and Disruption Cost 
  • Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Techniques
  • How to make an Assessment of your Contractual Position
  • Dispute Resolution Avenues - Estimated Costs and Timelines
  • Preparation of a Notice of Dispute 
  • Preparation of Adjudication Paperwork under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)
  • Statutory Demands 
  • Preparation of Settlement Paperwork and Deeds of Release

 

In-house Training Courses

All our courses can be delivered in-house and tailored to suit individual company requirements. We deliver in house training courses all over Australia. Regardless of where your organisation is based, we can bring our training courses to you.

 

Courses Fees

COURSE TITLECOURSE FEECOURSE FEE
CTF SUBSIDISED

Understanding Building & Construction Tenders & Contracts - Part One

$1395
(incl GST)
Full Course Fee: $1395 
CTF Subsidy:      -$496
Total:  $899 (incl GST)
Understanding Building & Construction Tenders & Contracts - Part Two $1495
(incl GST)
Full Course Fee: $1495
CTF Subsidy:      -$496
Total:  $999 (incl GST)
Management and Negotiation of Contractual Disputes  $1595
(incl GST)
Not eligible for CTF subsidy 
In-house Training Courses $13,500
(plus GST)
Please call us to discuss

 

Claiming the CTF Subisdy

A subsidised Course Fee is available for both training courses delivered under the auspice of Scope Training to persons eligible to receive the CTF subsidy. If you are claiming the CTF subsidy you will need to complete a work history form and return it with your registration. Work history forms are available on CTF's website or upon request from us. For full eligibility details please contact us or visit CTF's website ctf.wa.gov.au.

The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.

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