In this online short course, you’ll gain an understanding of the legal framework affecting contract formation, performance and termination. Delve into the factors that can invalidate a contract formation, as well as the many ways by which a contract might come to an end through frustration or breach. Most importantly, learn remedies to address these factors so you can be confident in the strength of your commercial contracts.

  • Why join the course?

    The business implications of a poorly formed contract can be significant in procurement, as in any other business function. Contractual mistakes can end up costing thousands or even millions of dollars, not to mention valuable supplier relationships. As someone who creates, manages, reviews or enters into commercial contracts, mitigating these risks is a daily priority.

  • Who is the course for?

    This online introductory level course is designed for anyone, at any level of business, who wants to better understand what is involved in contract law and put this knowledge to work with confidence. It is ideal for those in roles that have exposure to procuring goods and services, both in the public and private sectors.

  • 100% online + 24/7 unlimited access

    Study when you want, where you want, to get the most from your learning. This online course is delivered in 8 modules (6hours total). With 24/7 unlimited access, you can watch the videos as many times as you need. This short course is non-accredited and there is no assessment. You will receive a certificate of completion once you have viewed all content.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be better able to:

  • Define a contract and understand the importance of contract law within the procurement function
  • Understand the building blocks of contracts
  • Identify the key elements involved in contract formation and potential risks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common contract terms and conditions 
  • Identify potential contractual issues and key risks
  • Identify and manage variations in contracts
  • Understand the various remedies for breach of contract

Course curriculum

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Unlimited access to 9 videos (6 hours total) 100% online learning Start anytime, study your way.

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  • Dr Guy Forsyth


    Dr Guy Forsyth

    Dr Forsyth provides commercial, legal and project management advice and training to public and private sector clients. With experience across over thirty different organisations, Dr Forsyth is able bring a range of skill sets such as contract management, Intellectual property advice and guidance, strategic planning, procurement and tender preparation evaluation, service level agreement formation, performance review, probity advice, project and program governance, IT outsourcing and stewardship, benchmarking and market testing, bid management, commercial evaluation, and risk analysis/ management. He also lectures and tutors at University and works with the Department of Defence as a leadership and ethics trainer, advisor and mentor. Dr Forsyth completed his Doctorate in management at the University of NSW (Canberra) where he specialised in leadership. His areas of study include strategic management, managing technological innovation and leadership. Prior to this he completed a Masters of Corporate Law and delivered a major thesis on Intellectual property. This work extensively researched the application of IP in the ICT industry. Dr Forsyth has maintained close connections with the Australian Institute for Commercialisation and the Office of ICT Commercialisation. He is currently a member of the Licensing Executive Society of Australia and New Zealand and has participated in numerous seminars on the methodology for IP commercialisation. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of NSW with a double major in accounting, finance and system and he has been a member of the Australian Institute of Project managers since 1994. He has been a Member of the Australian Computer Society, Australian Society of Accountants, Institute of Management, and Society for Computers and the Law.

Contractual mistakes can cost organisations thousands, even millions of dollars. Gain a practical understanding of contract law to mitigate risks and get the best outcomes for your organisation.

Don’t put your organisation at risk with contractual mistakes. Join this 100% online short course to gain a practical understanding of contract law. Complete 8 modules, all created and delivered by an expert practitioner.
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