Contract - Planning and Procurement

This course examines the early stages of setting up a contract. It helps prepare you for the phases of establishing, planning and procuring the necessary elements to increase the likelihood of the contract achieving its objectives.


2 Days

Time (AWST)


The likelihood of a successful, conflict free contract grows significantly when successful planning, negotiation and set up of contracts occurs. You will be given practical tools and techniques, using real contract examples, to maximise the learning and transfer of knowledge to your own contracts.

Who will benefit

Project managers, site supervisors, mine managers, line managers, engineers, senior administrators and otherprofessionals who engage contractors or who are contractors themselves. 

This is a professional development support course to those undertaking the Diploma of Contract Management.


  • Contract budgeting
  • Establishing forecasts and monitoring performance against budget
  • Planning and assembling a contract team
  • Leading the performance and development of the contract team
  • Planning procurement requirements
  • Establishing processes for procurement
  • Implementing and monitoring procurement
  • Negotiating contract terms and procurement.

Learning Outcomes

Participants should be able to:

  • Prepare a comprehensive contract budget and procurement plan
  • Monitor contract progress against budget and agreed performance criteria
  • Implement the terms and conditions of the contract
  • Negotiate contract terms and performance criteria.

This program is also delivered via a virtual classroom and is indicated by "Virtual" next to the date.

Related Results

Understanding the legal position and the most significant risks within a contract can help offset the exposure of an organisation to losses in people, time, money and reputation. This course reveals the most important aspects of the law as it relates to contracts, as well as providing tools for identifying and classifying risks.

This course gets to the heart of ensuring the contract delivers on the promise and any variations are tackled promptly and skilfully. It also takes you through the process of closing-out a contract in a manner that is prudent and compliant.

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