Prepares, interprets, maintains, reviews and negotiates variations to contracts on behalf of an organisation.
Skill Level 2
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
Program or Project Administrators
Customer Service Officer
Generalist management roles
These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.
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Group: 5111 Contract, Program and Project Administrators
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level
of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher, in a field highly
relevant to the nominated occupation.
If the qualification is in a highly relevant field to the occupation, then at least one year of
highly relevant post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level, completed in
the last five years is required.
If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of highly relevant
employment at an appropriate skill level, completed in the last five years is required. This
is reduced to one year if there is an additional qualification at least at AQF Certificate IV
level in a highly relevant field.
If employment is pre-qualification, then three additional years of highly relevant
employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant employment
within the past five years.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
AQF Diploma or higher
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Construction context (subsequent employment context must be relevant):
Construction Management / Construction Economics
Civil Engineering / Building relevant discipline which include subjects on Contract
Highly relevant tasks may include, but are not limited to:
developing, reviewing and negotiating variations to contracts
responding to inquiries and resolving problems concerning contracts
managing paperwork associated with contracts
negotiates contract terms with internal and external partners (non-construction
renews and updates existing contracts to maintain the integrity of contract
information (non-construction context)
may prepare tender documentation (non-construction context)
provides contractual guidance to project manager, site engineers, quality
engineers, safety advisors etc., and assists project manager with the preparation
of contractual correspondence (construction context)
prepares monthly Progress Claims for the works carried out (construction context)
Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but not limited to):
Industrial or commercial firms, government bodies, construction; engineering; design firms,
A Contract Administrator provides high-level coordination of contracts, with the main objective of
managing variations to contracts.
In construction the key role of a Contract Administrator would include managing all paperwork
associated with contracts, projects and services provided, resolving any queries or issues that may
arise concerning these matters. They are usually the first point of contact between their company
and external parties.