Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


Investigates the practices and procedures required of a construction professional during the contract administration stages of a construction project.


BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the legislative and statutory terminology/requirements of a construction contract.

2. Analyse and select the standard forms of contract

3. Implement and advise on administrative procedures necessary for the successful running of a construction contract.

4. Understand the contractual links between the project supply chain stakeholders.

5. Analyse, interpret and administer relevant clauses of the selected standard forms of contract with particular reference to time, cost, quality and risk


  • The various standard forms of contract and sub-contract used in the industry
  • Basic contractual mechanisms and procedures applied at various stages of the contract
  • The roles and responsibilities of the administrator
  • Issuing instructions
  • Dealing with payment provisions
  • Managing change procedures
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Dealing with completion and possession issues
  • Issuing certificates
  • Resolving disputes
  • Assessing entitlement for extension of time
  • Assessing entitlement for loss and expense
  • Payment (including sub-contract payments, security of Payment Act)
  • Variations
  • Contract conditions in relation to time, cost, quality and risk
  • The role of BIM in standard construction contracts


This course replaces ARBE4320. If you have successfully completed ARBE4320 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Report: Written Professional Report 1

Report: Written Professional Report 2

Contact hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.