Contract Law Masterclass

Contract Law Masterclass

Contract Law Masterclass
Training with Scott Alden:  - Parts 1, 2 & 3 

16th, 23rd and 30th of June 2021 
Time: 8am - 10am AEST

6 Total Formal CPD Points

Registration for this event has now closed - Please note, for those who are in Victoria an email has been sent on June 8 seeking an urgent response with an updated mailing address for course materials to be sent. If you have not provided these details yet, please email course materials are being posted June 9 & 10 via express post.


This three-part intensive delivers critical legal knowledge for anyone who has any exposure to contracts of whatever size, value and type. During the training you will examine the law and commercial factors affecting the contract lifecycle, from formation, through performance to completion, you will be provided with essential guidance on:

  • understanding clauses and terminology
  • risk identification; allocation and management
  • standard form contract and general contract
  • termination
  • dispute resolution.

With this knowledge, you can ensure that contracts are prepared properly from the outset, setting a clear path to maximise outcomes. You will be provided with the tools and knowledge to know your rights when you are not getting what you expect out of your contract. You will also learn how to recognise whether the contract is on the right path, and how to end the relationship either amicably or through dispute, when it is not. Incorporating a focus on interactive workshops and real life case studies, this course covers all the need-to-know essentials.

Please view the marketing brochure for more information.
Click here to complete an expression of interest for the Contract Management Training in September



This three-part presentation is equivalent to a one day training course, with 6 hours/points of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

1.1 Preparation & endorsement of an agreement between client and Architect. This agreement will clearly communicate terms, services to be provided, and fees appropriate for the scale and type of project.

1.7 Preparation of project brief for approval by client and relevant stakeholders.

Project Delivery: Procurement
7.5 Preparation of report and recommendations to enable client to make approval of procurement method and all associated contracts.

Project Delivery: Construction Stage
8.2 Recommendation regarding contractor selection and specifics of project contract are made to the client for their approval.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the three sessions participants should be able to:

  • Explain how contracts are formed - so unwanted contracts can be avoided and those wanted are ensured.
  • Identify what is required for a valid binding contract and what to do if there isn’t one.
  • Negotiate better before drafting a contract.
  • Understand the traps and pitfalls involved in pre-contract arrangements and tender processes.
  • Identify the risk issues in the tender process.
  • Explain the importance of Heads of Agreements and MoUs.
  • Understand the important differences between deeds and contracts.
  • Explain the myths of contract formation.
  • Understand how to:
    • eliminate risks and misunderstandings.
    • identify unfair terms in a contract.
    • identify risk and allocate it through negotiations and agreements.
    • resolve a contractual breach.
    • manage disputes without litigation.
    • recognise your rights of termination.
  • Explain contractual issues in the tender process.
  • Understand what is involved in enforcing a contract.
  • Identify alternatives to litigation.

Innovative delivery model 

This educational training intensive split in 3 parts will be delivered in the following innovative format, which allows the Institute to help a large number of our members across a wide range of geographical locations to attend at a lower rate.

• 3 x 2 hour online lectures run over 3 consecutive weeks- these sessions do not allow for Q&A, as they are delivered in lecture style.
• 4 x 1 hour online Follow Up sessions run monthly- in these sessions participants can ask questions privately.





The Institute have partnered with Scott Alden, a construction and infrastructure Partner, advising on private and public sector clients on large scale strategic infrastructure projects. He acts for owners, contractors and bidders in relation to all aspects of a project including construction, procurement and probity.  Scott has offered to provide advice and training on some of the key issues above to RAIA members in an upcoming series of online sessions, launching in June 2021  



Regular price (from Friday 7th May)
Member: $370
Non-Member: $570
PALS registrants: $200 email for your promo code to reduce your rate.

What Do I Do Next?

1. REMEMBER: this is a live online event, please ensure your attendance on the day via registering via the zoom link.
2. Hit the "Take Me To My Course" button in your confirmation email to take you to the course material on our Online CPD platform.
3.  You may have to log into the online CPD platform. You will be redirected to our members portal to log in with your credentials there, and be redirected back to the online CPD platform once successfully logged in.
4. Accept the T&Cs if it is your first time on the online platform, and hit “my dashboard” to find your purchased course.
5. Undertake your course work at your own pace.
6. Once you have completed all the course material, you will be prompted to complete your assessment and feedback, after which your formal CPD certificate will be made available.