Building Contract Documentation

Unit code: NBD2002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time


This unit introduces students to the roles and responsibilities associated with the preparation of contract documents. The administration of construction contracts and contract management will also be introduced.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify different business structures and legal principles in contract administration including copyright and consumer legislation;
  2. Review the formation of contract and tort in construction projects and examine organisational privacy and security policies;
  3. Critically examine and explain standard form contracts within the construction industry;
  4. Explain the principles, structure and practices of contractual requirements including business planning in construction projects;
  5. Undertake contract administration procedures and risk management in accordance with professional standards and achieve effective communication within skilled project stakeholders.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Project
Grade: 10%
Preliminary Report
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 30%
Team Case Study
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 10%
Team Presentation
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 50%

Required reading

A list of recommended textbooks will be made available on VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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