Construction Law and Contract Management

CSM80003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24


250 CP

Aims and objectives

This unit aims at introducing the students to essential aspects of construction law and contract management in building and infrastructure projects.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Appreciate and apply the fundamental laws and legal requirements applicable to construction and infrastructure management (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
Apply relevant contract practices, procedures and standard forms of contracts for building and infrastructure projects; (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
Apprise contractual obligations and relationships in construction projects (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
Exercise and reflect upon the legal/legislative responsibilities and duty of care in the professional workplace; (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
Employ suitable alternate dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes in project-based settings (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
Integrate professional procedures and regulations (addressing safety, health, social cultural, and environmental factors) in engineering project contracts/contractual relationships; (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)