Construction Law and Contract Management

CSM80003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • 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.


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
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Appreciate and apply the fundamental laws and legal requirements applicable to construction and infrastructure management (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
ULO2Apply relevant contract practices, procedures and standard forms of contracts for building and infrastructure projects; (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
ULO3Apprise contractual obligations and relationships in construction projects (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
ULO4Exercise and reflect upon the legal/legislative responsibilities and duty of care in the professional workplace; (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
ULO5Employ suitable alternate dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes in project-based settings (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
ULO6Integrate 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)