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From 1 January 2015, all students undertaking Nationally Recognised training in Australia will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Once you have your USI, you can use it throughout your life, to keep a centralised online record of all your Nationally Recognised training. Whether you're studying at TAFE, a private training organisation, completing a certificate or diploma course, apprenticeship or skill set - you'll need a USI.


The importance of having staff with a thorough knowledge and understanding of contract management has grown significantly in recent years. It is no longer just the contract manager or lawyer who needs this knowledge. All staff who are involved in the delivery or who oversee the contract need an understanding of the impact of their decisions or actions on the contract.

Who will benefit

Project managers, site supervisors, mine managers, line managers, engineers, senior administrators and other professionals from either the supplier or customer side of the contract.

Key topics

  • Overview of contract law
  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Tender preparation and bid management
  • Procurement
  • Stakeholder management
  • Dispute resolution and mediation
  • Reporting performance
  • Cost monitoring and control
  • Financial reporting
  • Management of meetings
  • Effective negotiating.


This qualification is designed for those who already work within contract management and actively participate in the management of contracts which includes but is not limited to all phases of the contract from negotiations through to planning and finalisation.

What is required to gain the qualification

Attendance on the training programs and successful completion of the assessment requirements. Assessment consists of set workplace tasks/assignments for each of the clustered units. Underpinning knowledge questions and third-party reports will also supplement the assessment approach.

Note: You will be required to submit evidence of your involvement in the management of contracts, including negotiations, management of human resources, creating procurement plans and creating budgets. Evidence will be collected through workshop activities and workplace projects.

Participants have up to 2 years to complete the training and assessment requirements of the qualification. This time frame will vary for each individual depending on their existing level of skills and knowledge and their ability to attend the training programs.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the monthly Free Qualification Support Workshops while completing the assessment requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for all or part of this qualification.  Please refer to the Enrolment Kit for details or the document located under Related Information on the RPL process.

Plan your training

  1. Download the Enrolment Kit located on this page under Related Information
  2. Read through the kit to learn more about the qualification and its requirements
  3. Complete the self-assessment and LLN questionnaires
  4. Email the questionnaires along with the application form (and RPL application if applicable) to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Book onto the associated training program/s listed in the table below
  6. Attend training and complete the assessment requirements.

More information on each program can be found by clicking on the program in the table below. Bookings can be made on-line or by contacting Client Services at aimwa@aimwa.com.



6 days face-to-face

Non Member
Professional Member
Corporate Bronze / Bronze Plus
Corporate Silver
Corporate Gold / Regional

12 units of competency

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Related Information


Book on your choice of dates in the 3 programs listed in the table (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).

Program Name Relationship to Competency Standards Duration
Contract - Law and Risk Management (188)
18 Jun 1901 Aug 1910 Oct 1925 Nov 19

BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

PSPPCM011 Plan to manage a contract

2 days
Contract - Planning and Procurement (189)
16 Jul 1907 Nov 19

BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement

BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources

PSPGEN049 Undertake negotiations

FNSACC513 Manage budgets and forecasts

2 days
Contract - Execution and Close-Out (190)
13 Aug 1909 Dec 19

BSBPRC502 Manage supplier relationships

BSBADM502 Manage meetings

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

PSPPCM008 Manage Contract Performance

PSPPCM009 Finalise contracts

2 days
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