Contract Management Essentials

This program covers the administration of local government contracts and the basic elements of contract law.

The program is designed for engineering, finance, administration and any other managers who are involved in the decision-making process regarding the use of contracts and competitive tendering in their organisation, as well as design or construction staff working in the field or office.

The course will be delivered in four half day modules, each four (4) hours in length, at fortnightly intervals.  The format will be structured to provide commercial, legal and essential legislative content, and will be delivered in a conversational style including real life case studies with ample opportunity for questions and answers.  The technical component of the learning will be applied to day to day practical use by the course participants.


MODULE 1: The Contract Lifecycle – presented by Zinta Docherty, Kelledy Jones Lawyers

  • Contractual Lifecycle and Management
  • Contract Essentials
  • Important Considerations in Contracts
  • Tendering and Quoting

MODULE 2: Getting the Contract Under Way – presented by Zinta Docherty, Kelledy Jones Lawyers

  • Subcontracting
  • Contract Management
  • Specific Considerations

MODULE 3: Planning & Development – presented by Victoria Shute, Kelledy Jones Lawyers

  • Introduction to Planning & Development
  • How to obtain Development Approval
  • Bonding & Infrastructure Agreements and Infrastructure Schemes

MODULE 4: Disputes & Termination – presented by Zinta Docherty, Kelledy Jones Lawyers

  • Working through a Dispute
  • Escalating the Dispute
  • Ending the Contract
  • Q&A and Tips & Traps – presented by Tracy Riddle, Zinta Docherty and Victoria Shute, Kelledy Jones Lawyers


Module 1 & Module 2
Thursday June 24, 2021, 8.30am – 5pm

Module 3 &  Module 4
Friday June 25, 2021, 8.30am – 5pm


IPWEA members - $990.00 (plus GST)
Non-members - $1,100.00 (plus GST)
For any queries, please contact Julie Kerr on or 0418 842855

6/24/2021 8:30 AM - 6/25/2021 5:00 PM
Rydges Adelaide 1 South Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

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