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Area/Catalogue
BUIL 3024

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Fully Online
Yes

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Course ID
163505

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)

Second Semester
(Study Period 6)
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Course aim

To provide students with an understanding of: traditional procurement methods and standard forms of contract
for construction projects; tendering processes for construction projects; time, payment and variation provisions
commonly found in standard forms of construction contracts; and building and construction industry security of
payment legislation.

Course content

Construction Project Lifecycle; Traditional procurement options; Tendering and contract formation; Standard forms of building contracts; Responsibilities of Employer, Contractor and Superintendent in construction contracts.; Nature of contract (bill of quantities and schedule of rates); Practical and final completion of construction contracts.; Progress of construction works and programming; Extensions of time and liquidated damages; Progress payment claims and certificates.; Provisional sums; Set offs; Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Legislation; Project Bank Accounts; Variations.

Textbooks

Standards Australia, AS 4000-1997 General Conditions of Contract

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BUIL 2029 UO Introduction to Contract Administration

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 1600 words 40% N/A
Case study 2000 words and viva 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

School of Natural and Built Environments
School of Natural and Built Environments

Degree this course is offered in