Introduction to Contracts

9.00am — 12.30pm, 11 - 12 August 2022


An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:


About this course

If you work in engineering, project management, contract administration or procurement, you'll often use contracts. Understanding them is vital to prevent costly mistakes.

This is an introductory-level course. It covers:

  • the basic elements of contracting
  • the nature of binding promises
  • the Australian legal system and related law
  • interpretation
  • the operational aspects of contracts.

After completing this course, you'll:

  • understand the law and how it relates to contracts
  • be able to interpret contracts at a basic level
  • understand how the proper management of contracts assists project delivery.

If you're new to legal studies, this course provides a thorough introduction to contracts. If you've studied or worked in contracts before, it's an excellent refresher.


Learning outcomes

  • Gain a big picture view of the contract lifecycle
  • Be able to interpret contracts at a basic level
  • Get an overview of how Australian law works
  • See what happens during pre-contract negotiations
  • Understand contract set-up, layout, elements and principles
  • Be aware of related areas of law
  • Comprehend how a properly managed contract helps project delivery
  • Understand the basics of negotiation and dispute resolution


Is this course for you?

This course suits graduate and junior engineers and related professionals with up to three years of work experience.
It's also valuable for people involved in drafting or delivering projects under a contract, including:

  • contract administrators
  • contract managers
  • finance officers
  • designers
  • principals


Engineering Education Australia's Virtual Workshops

A Virtual Workshop is a structured live online classroom-style delivery method for training and professional development. For the optimal online learning experience, Virtual Workshops are interactive and use tools such as break-out rooms for discussions, activities based on practical case studies, and two-way communication.

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Please note: To ensure the optimal learning experience, capacity is strictly limited to 16 participants - register early to avoid disappointment.


Members: $$675
Non-member: $$794.12
Key speaker
Margaret Andre
Engineering Education Australia
Registration close
10 August 2022
11.59pm AEST