Course Title: Select and prepare a construction contract

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4274 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Select and prepare a construction contract

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL5984C

City Campus

TAFE

130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2016

BUIL5984C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate are essential skills.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract

Elements:

1. Identify and analyse the essential elements, sections and clauses of a business contract.   1.1. Various types of building and construction contracts  are identified and the appropriate application of each type is analysed.   1.2. Essential terms and elements of a valid contract are identified and analysed.   1.3. Importance of identifying an intention to create legal relations is analysed.   1.4. Rights and liabilities of parties under a contract are identified and analysed.   1.5. Common building contract terms and procedures are identified and applied.   1.6. Circumstances that bring about a breach of contract are identified and analysed.   1.7. Legislative requirements are identified and applied.

 

2. Select an appropriate contract for the works to be undertaken.   2.1. A contract, appropriate for the type of construction, is accurately selected.   2.2. Range of documents  that collectively make up a contract is accurately identified and prepared.   2.3. Requirements associated with an offer and acceptance of a contract are accurately identified and applied.   2.4. Capacity of the parties to form a binding agreement in the form of a contract is confirmed.   2.5. Factors associated with the parties' consent to a contract are identified and applied.

 

3. Prepare the contract.   3.1. Expert advice is sought as required in the preparation of the contract.   3.2. Factors leading to the termination of a contract  are defined, analysed and assessed during the preparation of the contract.   3.3. Contract rise and fall amounts are accurately calculated during the preparation of the contract.   3.4. Schedule of progress payments is assessed and included in the preparation of the contract.   3.5. Processes for applying for extensions of time are included in the preparation of the contract.   3.6. Final contract is prepared in consultation with relevant personnel and in accordance with the accepted processes of the organisation and legal requirements.


Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.Students will be asked to personally demonstrate to the teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals. 

Assessment Tasks

You must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 

Assessment

Assessment 1

Complete Major domestic building contract / Scenario

Assessment 2

Online Quiz

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

 

X

1.2

 

X

1.3

 

X

1.4

 

X

1.5

 

X

1.6

 

X

1.7

 

X

2.1

X

X

2.2

X

X

2.3

X

X

2.4

X

X

2.5

X

X

3.1

X

 

3.2

X

 

3.3

X

 

3.4

X

 

3.5

X

 

3.6

X