This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to manage a contract in various contexts within the transport and logistics industry.

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: - applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - communicating and communicating effectively with others when managing a contract; - completing documentation related to contract management, including reports relevant to deliverables of stages and completion; - modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments, and negotiating modifications with the contractor or agent as required; - monitoring and prioritising work activities in terms of planned schedule; - negotiating solutions to problems as they arise during the contract timeframe; - operating electronic communications equipment to required protocol, and; - reading and interpreting instructions, procedures, information and the contract itself.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - confidentiality issues in relation to contracted services such as intellectual property; - disposals considerations; - equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination law; - ethical issues; - financial and accounting issues relevant to the contract; - financial management of a contract including negotiating price variations during the contract; - organisational purchasing policies and practices; - performance management in terms of identifying and managing contract compliance; - procedures for acceptance of goods or services; - procedures for operating electronic communications equipment; - procurement approval processes; - procurement negotiation practices, including legal aspects; - relevant sections of national and state/territory regulatory requirements and codes of practice related to procurement, including contract law, trade practices law and commercial law to a level sufficient to be able to manage the performance of a contractor, and; - requirements for completing relevant documentation.

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