Unique Student Identifier (USI) Mandatory since 1 January 2015

Since the 1st of January 2015, all students undertaking Nationally Recognised training in Australia 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.

Overview

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.

Prerequisites

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. Each assessment consists of 4 components;

  1. Knowledge Evidence. A set of questions designed to show you underpinning knowledge 
  2. Workplace Evidence. Evidence from your workplace that shows that you consistently perform certain tasks in the workplace
  3. Personal Statement. This allows you to map your own experience to the requirements of the unit. It combines your knowledge and workplace evidence in one statement
  4. Third Party Report. You complete this report in relation to tasks you complete in the workplace. Your manager must sign it off as true and accurate

All participants are required to complete a self-assessment questionnaire in relation to each unit of competence. This allows the prospective participant to determine which pathway best suits their learning journey towards the qualification. The outcomes of the survey will also help the RTO to identify the participant’s ability to successfully undertake the qualification and the suitability of the pathway chosen.

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 free monthly 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 details on the website 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 & LLN questionnaires, direct managers sign off and Enrolment form.
  4. Email all 4 documents to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Book onto the associated training program/s listed in the table below
  6. Once enrolled you will receive log-in details for the AIM WA Assessment Portal

Investment Required

Program Fees:

6 days face-to-face

Non Member $3795
Professional Member $3225
Corporate Bronze / Bronze Plus $3225
Corporate Silver / Silver Plus $3036
Corporate Gold $2847

Assessment Fees:

12 units of competency

Non Member $2520
Corporate / Professional Member $2100

Pathway:

Assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member $2520
Corporate / Professional Member $2100

Related Information

Programs

Book on your choice of dates in the programs listed in the table. Programs can be attended in any order (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).