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Unit description

Application of core concepts of project procurement through in structure and problem-based learning experiences. Students develop a critical ability in contract development, negotiation and incentivising: demonstrating a higher-level understanding of the project incentive-performance relationship.

Unit content

  1. Procurement Planning (1)
  2. Procurement Planning (2)
  3. Conduct Procurement (1)
  4. Conduct Procurement (2)
  5. Control Procurements
  6. Close Procurement

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a critical understanding of contract types, in addition to the contract-performance relationship Knowledge of a discipline
2critically evaluate theories and concepts underpinning buyer-contractor relationships as it pertains to project management Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
3demonstrate an ability to creatively negotiate project plans and incentives to achieve the highest level of group-benefit, without sacrificing performanceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4display a higher-level ability in explaining, evaluating and developing clear legal, financial and technical components of project contracts Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of contract types, in addition to the contract-performance relationship
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. critically evaluate theories and concepts underpinning buyer-contractor relationships as it pertains to project management
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. demonstrate an ability to creatively negotiate project plans and incentives to achieve the highest level of group-benefit, without sacrificing performance
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. display a higher-level ability in explaining, evaluating and developing clear legal, financial and technical components of project contracts
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • An electronic version of this text is available for free at: https://www.scribd.com/doc/22251245/Project-Procurement-Management-Contracting-Subcontracting-Teaming-C: Fleming, QW, 2003, Project Procurement Management: Contracting, Subcontracting, Teaming, FMC Press. ISBN: 978-0-974391-20-5.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Report40%
Essay35%
Essay25%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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