Courses & Units

Construction Contracts ZAX104

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit explores the nature of construction contracts, including standard forms of contract, an examination of important clauses, and contract management roles and responsibilities. Topics covered in this unit include conditions of contract, contract liabilities and responsibilities, common contractual issues, and requests for variation, delays and disruptions. Through a range of applied activities and case studies, you will be exposed to the processes and duties involved in delivering construction contracts. You will analyse problem-solving and conflict resolution techniques to resolve common contractual issues and use critical thinking to examine ways to avoid common construction contract pitfalls.


Unit name Construction Contracts
Unit code ZAX104
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 2 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020

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Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the legalities and risks associated with construction contracts.

2. Investigate and analyse the principles and processes of delivering construction contracts.

3. Apply appropriate methods to resolve contractual issues and disputes within an ethical and legal framework.

4. Reflect on and evaluate relevant behaviours and skills for effectively managing construction contracts

5. Apply practice and discipline-based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to construction contract challenges.



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 091103

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1. Online quiz (20%)

2. Case study: contract delivery performance (40%)

3. Case study: response to request for information or variation (40%)

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