Understanding Building & Construction Tenders & Contracts

New Course Dates for 2021 and 2022


Part One - 7 & 8 December 2021 - Limited places available

Part Two - 9 & 10 December 2021 - Limited places available

Part One - 8 & 9 February 2022 - SOLD OUT!

Part Two - 22 & 23 February 2022 - SOLD OUT!

Part One - 15 & 16 March 2022

Part Two - 24 & 25 May 2022

All courses run at the Pagoda Hotel, Como. 

Places are limited so book now to secure your place!

Questamon’s training courses teach you to understand and administer contracts and tender documents. The courses are a must for anyone involved in tenders, drafting of tender and contract documentation, purchasing, contract administration, project management and the supervision and/or management of contracts in general.

Course Topics - Part One

  1. Introduction to Contract Law
  2. Security of Payments Legislation - Introduction
  3. Tenders and the Tender Process
  4. Variations
  5. Extensions of Time
  6. Delay and Disruption Costs
  7. Liquidated Damages
  8. Time Bars

Course Topics - Part Two

  1. Advanced Contract Law
  2. Latent Conditions
  3. Estoppel and Quantum Meruit 
  4. Liabilities and Indemnites 
  5. Retention, Insolvency and Statutory Demands
  6. Advanced Law on Variations, EOT, Acceleration and Delay and Disruption Cost
  7. Contractual Dispute Resolution
  8. Adjudication under Security of Payments Legislation

Course Topics - Dispute Resolution 

  1. Further Advanced Law on Variations, Extension of Time and Delay and Disruption Cost 
  2. Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Techniques
  3. How to make an Assessment of your Contractual Position
  4. Dispute Resolution Avenues - Estimated Costs and Timelines
  5. Preparation of a Notice of Dispute 
  6. Preparation of Adjudication Paperwork under the Construction Contracts Act 2004 (WA)
  7. Statutory Demands 
  8. Preparation of Settlement Paperwork and Deeds of Release

A full list of the topics covered in the course is available on our website.

Registering for a Course

Registration forms are attached to this email and are also available at our website under the tab "course dates". Return the completed form to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on our fax number (08) 6323 0632 to confirm your place.

Course Fees

Questamon's 2 day course times are 8.30am to 4.30pm each day. The course fee includes two full days training, course notes, workshop/ case study materials, attendance certificates, morning & afternoon teas and buffet lunches.

Course Course Fee CTF Subsidised Course Fee

Understanding Building & Construction Tenders & Contracts - Part One


(including GST)

Full Course Fee 
CTF Subsidy


 -$496        $899

Understanding Building & Construction Tenders & Contracts - Part Two 


(including GST)

Full Course Fee 
CTF Subsidy


 -$496        $999

Management & Negotiation of Contractual Disputes                                


(including GST)

Not eligible for CTF subsidy  


To be eligible to receive the CTF training subsidy a trainee must be currently employed in the building and construction industry in Western Australia. Government departments, mining, oil, gas or mineral exploration companies and others are not eligible to recieve the subsidy. For full eligibility details please contact us ot visit the Eligibility Guidelines.  

Claiming the CTF Subsidy

If you are claiming the CTF subsidy you will need to complete a work history form and return it with your registration form. Work history forms are attached to this email. 

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At just 27, Laura McMahon Higgins left her role as Company Secretary and Legal Counsel of an ASX 200 mining company to run her own business. In late 2012, she bought Questamon, a training and consulting service to the building, construction and mining sectors. Her initial concerns about her youth and gender were unfounded and she has prospered, training more than 1000 people and expanding outside Perth.

Telstra Awards judges said Ms McMahon Higgins holds strong credibility in a blue-collar, male-dominated industry. Focused on extending her services to include programs for Indigenous communities, the business has solid financial results and strong potential growth.

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