Courses & Units

Managing Contracts ZAA146


This unit explores the nature of contracts in business to business relationships. You will examine the legalities surrounding contracts, including different types of contracts and important clauses. You will also learn the processes involved with contract administration, including contract variations, performance management and dealing with contract disputes, both from a contractor and client perspective. Through a case study analysis, you will investigate and resolve issues related to supplier performance and dispute resolution. As a major assessment task, you will develop an organisational contract management artefact to assist others with managing contracts.


Unit name Managing Contracts
Unit code ZAA146
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Mr Rene Kling
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the legalities and risks associated with contracts
  • Investigate and apply methodologies to resolve contractual performance issues and disputes
  • Analyse, develop and implement the principles and processes of managing contracts.
  • Apply practice and discipline-based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to contract challenges

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAA116 Contracts and Regulation|ZAA221 Contract Management|ZAA251 and ZAX104


Teaching Pattern

On-campus students: Fortnightly 2 hour tutorials; 1 x half to full day workshop per semester.

Off-campus students: Fortnightly 2 hour onlineĀ tutorials; 1 x half to full day online workshop per semester.

AssessmentAT1: Contract Legalities Knowledge Workbook (25%)|AT2: Contractual Performance and Dispute Management Case Study (35%)|AT3: Organisational Contract Management Artifact (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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