Construction Law and Contracts

CSM20007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn 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.

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


175 credit points from Bachelors Degree

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce the fundamental aspects of the law and contracts applicable to construction and civil engineering works

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1 Appreciate and apply contract practices, procedures and standard forms of contracts for civil engineering and construction activities; (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
2 Apprise contractual obligations and relationships in construction projects (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
3 Identify and recognise the fundamental laws and legal requirements applicable to construction contracts and contract administration in projects (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
4 Recognise various forms of contracts and procurement procedures in the construction industry including subcontracts and professional services contracts (K5, K6, S4, A1, A4, A5, A6)
5 Exercise and reflect upon the professional and legal/legislative responsibilities of civil engineers in the changing workplace; (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)
6 Integrate professional procedures and regulations (addressing safety, health, social cultural, and environmental factors) in civil engineering contracts/contractual relationships; (K5, K6, S4, A1, A2, A4, A5, A6, A7)