Administer a construction contract

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCBC4016A, 'Administer a construction contract'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify and analyse the essential elements, sections and clauses of a business contract.

1.1. Various types of building and construction contracts are identified and the appropriate application of each type is analysed.

1.2. Legislative requirements relating to building and construction contracts are identified and applied.

1.3. Essential terms and elements of a valid contract are identified and analysed.

1.4. Importance of identifying an intention to create legal relations is analysed.

1.5. Rights and liabilities of parties under a contract are identified and analysed.

1.6. Common building contract terms and procedures are identified and applied.

1.7. Circumstances that bring about a breach of contract are identified and analysed.

2. Select an appropriate contract for the works to be undertaken.

2.1. Contract, appropriate for the type of construction, is accurately selected.

2.2. Range of documents that collectively make up a contract is accurately identified and prepared.

2.3. Requirements associated with an offer and acceptance of a contract are accurately identified and applied.

2.4. Capacity of the parties to form a binding agreement in the form of a contract is confirmed.

2.5. Factors associated with the parties' consent to a contract are identified and applied.

3. Identify and apply the factors involved in the termination of a business contract.

3.1. Impact and effects of repudiation of a contract by one party are identified and analysed.

3.2. Agreed definition of acceptance of repudiation by the other party is identified and applied.

3.3. Definitions of unreasonable or vexatious notice are identified, agreed and applied.

3.4. Definition of the conditions for completion at the cost of the contractor is identified and applied.

3.5. Definition of the effect of ousting the contractor from the building or construction site is identified and applied.

3.6. Definition of abandonment of a contract is identified and applied.

3.7. Contracts are terminated in accordance with relevant legislation and contract provisions.

4. Administer the contract.

4.1. Contract rise and fall amounts are accurately calculated.

4.2. Progress payments due under the contract are accurately processed.

4.3. Applications for extension of time are processed in accordance with company policy and contract conditions.

4.4. Variations to contract are identified, negotiated and documented.

4.5. Action is taken to minimise liquidated damages or penalties nominated in the contract.

4.6. Contracts are administered and contractual disputes resolved in accordance with contract and relevant legislation and regulations.

4.7. Conditions for issuing a final certificate are identified and applied.

5. Finalise a contract.

5.1. Definition of practical completion of contract is identified and applied.

5.2. Definition of defects liability under a building or construction contract is identified and applied.

5.3. Appropriate certificate is issued upon completion of the contract work.

5.4. Documentation arising from finalisation of a contract is completed and secured for records purposes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBC4016A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC40308 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)
  • CPC40408 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Sales)
  • CPC40208 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)
  • CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)