Courses & Units

Contract Management ZAA146

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston


Unit delivery is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.


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 Contract Management
Unit code ZAA146
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Mr Rene Kling
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040303 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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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 online tutorials; 1 x half to full day online workshop per semester.

AssessmentAT1: Contract Legalities Knowledge Workbook (25%)|AT3: Organisational Contract Management Artifact (40%)|AT2: Contractual Performance and Dispute Management Case Study (35%)
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