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ARCH71-118: Architectural Practice: Management and Procurement


Architectural Practice: Management + Procurement develops knowledge and skill in the fundamental skills, strategies, and relevant information to conduct professional architectural practice, focusing upon project management and project procurement.  The subject is run in a seminar format including lectures, discussion, guest talks, and various assessment tasks including reports and student presentations. Project management skills and procedures, including attention to contracts, legislation, codes, standards, and other frameworks for the procurement and delivery of projects shall be covered. Project lifecycle, including pre-design, brief writing and checking, schematic, developed, and contract documentation phases and contract administration are also addressed. An understanding of how to organise project documentation - drawings and specifications - as well as contractual agreements, shall be developed.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,960
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,010

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding and ability to apply the Architects Act, Australian Standards, Codes, Legislation and other legal and contractual instruments to architecture projects. 2. Evaluate and create project documentation at different stages of a design project lifecycle including client management, brief writing, site analysis, project feasibility, and stages of project development. 3. Understand and critically reflect upon the different procurement models and contract law for architect-administered procurement. 4. Display effective communication and presentation skills as required for project management of building procurement.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021