BLCN28003 - Construction Contract Administration

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Construction Contract Administration you will be introduced to the principles of law, contract administration, and dispute resolution in the construction industry. In this unit, you will investigate a range of issues and claims arising in the construction process. In particular, you will develop an understanding of certain general conditions and legal concepts relevant to contracts such as unjust enrichment, frustration, waiver, estoppel, and specific performance. You will also gain knowledge of alternative dispute resolution methods and become familiar with the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have your Say - Moodle Student feedback survey
Feedback
The students commented that the unit was a ‘great learning experience,’ which included ‘quality content’ in line with current industry practice. The interactive learning experiences were seen by students to help develop their ‘interpersonal skills.’ A valuable student suggestion for improvement is to include some international contracting examples for potential overseas job opportunities.
Recommendation
The student suggestion on international procurement contract examples can be incorporated from 2022 as part of the international case studies.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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