This unit (CPCCBC4003A) of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and prepare appropriate construction contracts, including the sections, clauses and conditions for low rise construction projects. The ability to interpret complex documents, communicate clearly and succinctly and negotiate are essential skills.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - facilitate effective communication by phone, facsimile, email or in writing, with members of the organisation and external parties, including clients and subcontractors; - facilitate drafting detailed responses to queries relating to the finer points of contracts; - read and interpret: complex legal text; construction schedules; contracts; reports; specifications; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - written skills to prepare a construction contract, including completing memos, schedules and evaluative reports and communicating complex ideas and alternatives; - contractual arrangement problem solving; - negotiation with construction clients, and; - numeracy skills to apply calculations, including rise and fall amounts applicable to changed contract circumstances.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - definitions and interpretations commonly applied to contracts; - legal meanings of terms and clauses in building and construction contracts; - relationships between the organisation and its clients, and; - various contract types and the circumstances they cover.

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