Legal Obligations

Due to Coronavirus outbreak, all face to face training for this course has been transitioned to online virtual classroom sessions until further notice. For more information, please contact Master Builders Victoria on 03 9411 4555

This accredited short course is delivered and assessed by Master Builders Association of Victoria (RTO no 3935).

For detailed course and fee information click on the Course Information Sheet.

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.

Master Builders Entry Requirements

Due to the accelerated nature of this course, it is recommended that students have at least three (3) years experience in the building and construction industry.

Course Overview

Students undertaking this nationally accredited short course 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.

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered through a blended model. This includes attending both face-to-face classes and assessments are submitted through an online portal.

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.

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