Legal Obligations

Designed for

Legal Obligations is designed for Builders, site managers, foremen, construction managers and other building practitioners involved in the selection and preparation of major domestic building contracts, and/or who wish to become the appropriately registered person with responsibility under Victorian building legislation.

An Accelerated Course

This is an accelerated course designed for people who have experience in the building and construction sector. We strongly recommend that you have at least three years work experience in the industry before undertaking this course.

Course overview

Students in this cluster will develop an understanding of the legislative requirements applicable to the building industry. The importance of completing the correct building contract for each project is also covered. Practical aspects of this course include instruction in ensuring financial transactions (such as payroll and GST systems) are compliant with legislation, scheduling progress payments, aspects of contract administration, terminating a contract, dealing with customer complaints and prevention of legal action.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and analyse the essential elements, sections and clauses of a business contract
  • Select and prepare the appropriate contract for the works to be undertaken
  • Apply relevant legislation, regulations and standards to work in the building and construction industry
  • Apply industrial relations obligations and dispute resolution processes onsite.

Required Publications

These are the publications which you will be required to purchase, or have access to, for this course. You’ll need to ensure to place your order for these prior to your first day of class. Please complete the publication order form here, and return to us at

Resources and Publications Available from Member price Non Member Price
Building Act 1993# $ Master Builders $70 $80
Building Regulations 2006 (inc Bushfire regs)# $ Master Builders $50 $65
Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995# $ Master Builders $30 $41
Domestic Building Contract Regulations 2007# $ Master Builders $14 $19
Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002# $ Master Builders $30 $41
Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004# $ Master Builders $40 $53
National Construction Code 2016  (Volume 2)# $ Master Builders $135 $175
Guide to Standards and Tolerances# Free download only  –  –
75 Builders Rd plans (assessment only) Supplied in training
#These items are available for free download

For further details click on the Course Information Sheet.

Successful students who only undertake this cluster will be issued with a Statement of Attainment by Master Builders Association of Victoria.

Select and prepare a construction contract
Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects