Course Title: Negotiate a contract

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5340 Diploma of International Business

Course Title: Negotiate a contract

Portfolio: BUS 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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Theresa Lyford

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5444

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to contract transport and distribution services in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements and workplace procedures. This includes negotiating the contract with a contractor, finalising the contract negotiations, and completing all enterprise contract requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

TLIR4003 Negotiate a contract


1 Negotiate contract specifics with contractor

2 Complete contract negotiations

3 Complete enterprise contract requirements

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to contract transport and distribution services in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements and workplace procedures.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with others when negotiating a contract
  • Read and interpret instructions, procedures, information and regulatory requirements relevant to the negotiation of a contract
  • Prioritise work and coordinate self and others in relation to workplace activities
  • Complete documentation related to the negotiation of a contract
  • Operate electronic communication equipment to required protocol
  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively with others when negotiating a contract
  • Adapt appropriately to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions with others
  • Promptly report and/or rectify any identified problems that may arise when negotiating a contract in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures
  • Apply precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate risks that may exist when negotiating a contract
  • Plan and organise work activities
  • Monitor work activities in terms of planned schedule
  • Modify activities to cater for variations in workplace contexts and environment
  • Work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • Select and apply appropriate technology and information systems
  • Adapt to differences in equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures

Performance Knowledge

You must provide evidence of the following knowledge:

  • Regulations, codes of practice and legal requirements relevant to contractual arrangements
  • Relevant OH&S and environmental protection procedures and regulations
  • Workplace procedures for the negotiation of a contract
  • Problems that may occur during the negotiation of a contract and action that can be taken to report or resolve the problems
  • Risks that may exist when negotiating a contract and ways of controlling the risks involved
  • Focus of operation supply arrangements, resources, management and workplace operating systems
  • Applicable aspects of contract law
  • Processes for contract formulation and negotiation
  • Workplace business policies and plans including procedures for maintenance of confidentiality
  • Equipment applications, capacities, and configurations
  • Resource availability including the competencies of individuals in the team/group
  • Relevant contract documentation requirements


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.