Course Title: Building Contract Law 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5016

Course Title: Building Contract Law 1

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Infra, Electrotec & Build Serv


Course Contact: Warwick Brewster

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4334

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To provide learners’ with the knowledge to administer a medium size building contract with due care.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ABC067 Building Contract Law 1

Learning Outcomes

This course will provide the learner to develop the knowledge & skills and be able to:
• Define a contract and its essential parts.
• Meet the requirements associated with an offer and acceptance.
• Assemble the documentation for a tender.
• Select an appropriate contract for building works.
• Define and explain the rights and liabilities of parties under contract.
• Define common building contract terms and procedures.
• Outline what circumstances bring about a breach of contract.
• Explain the factors effecting determination of a business contract.
• Engage sub-contractors.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is done through a combination of:
- Assignment
- Learning outcome test
- Written examination