Course Title: Select and prepare a construction contract

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5256 Diploma of 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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2012,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

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


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4003A Select and prepare a construction contract


1. Identify and analyse the essential elements, sections and clauses of a business contract.

2. Select an appropriate contract for the works to be undertaken.

3. Prepare the contract.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by the selection and development of appropriate contracts, which meet organisational and industry standards and relate to low rise building structures. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

Assessment Tasks

Students must achieve satisfactory in each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.

Assessment 1 Contract Checklist
Assessment 2 Contract Selection
Assessment 3 Contract Clarification Role Play