Course Title: Construct Contract Administration

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Construct Contract Administration

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017


Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Offsh2 15,
Offsh2 16,
Offsh2 17

Course Coordinator: Dr Peter Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2230

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course BUIL1142 Cost Planning and Tendering before you commence this course. 

Course Description

This course will equip you with skills to administer contractual issues arisen from the construction projects. The objectives of this course are to develop the skills and knowledge required to assess interim payments, variations, extension of time applications, loss and expenses claims; and to prepare professional reports in relation to insurance, bonds, determination of contractor’s employment and final accounts.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.)

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Determine and apply knowledge of complex construction management theory to your professional practice and/or further study
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues
  • Collaborate effectively with others and demonstrate intellectual independence and autonomy to solve problems and/or address industry issues and imperatives
  • Critically examine and reflect on the profession, in local and/or global contexts, and question accepted interpretations and decision making

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Assess interim payments and variation orders
• Prepare financial statements and cash flow forecasts
• Analyse tender documents, including employer profile and financial viability, to determine and justify a contractor’s employment

• Produce a final account report of a construction contract project


Overview of Learning Activities

Face-to face lectures provide the key concepts for this course. Hands-on examples will be provided. Learning activities in this course will include practical tasks will enhance your engagement in the workshops, and case study analysis.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. The learning resources for this course will be communicated to you during the semester.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomies. Assessment may include weekly concept tests, group assignment(s) and examination.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback and by individual consultation

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter ( ) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc