Workplace Relations

Contracts for Plumbing Businesses Course

Learn how to correctly interpret and understand domestic and commercial building contracts

Reading and understanding contracts that you use or are asked to sign is not a skill everyone has. In fact, without a law degree, it's exceedingly difficult to interpret and know how you will be protected under contract terms.

MPAQ have teamed up with Construction Skills Queensland to offer a plumbing specific contracts course that you can complete in your own time. At the end of the course, you will be provided with a FREE MPAQ Plumbing Specific Work Contract (MPAQ Members Only) of your choice (valued at $305 inc. GST), click here to view the full range of contracts. With our presenter, Brent Turnbull from Cornwalls, we've taken the legal jargon and broken it down into a more easily understandable format to make sure you and your business are protected.

The course is broken down into three 1-hour parts that can be watched on-demand:

Part 1 - What is a contract?

In this session we cover the basic requirements and structure of a contract, the interaction between a contract, statute and common law, why you need a contract, the types of contracts available, and what to do when tendering and tendering pitfalls.

Part 2 - Types of terms in contracts

In this session we run through the general terms you will find in a contract and how they can affect your business. We also cover how to best protect yourself under the terms of a contract.

Part 3 - Getting paid under a contract

In this session we cover arguably the most important aspect of a contract - how to get paid. We discuss payment provisions, payment claims, payment schedules, what practical completion means, and how the Building Industry Fairness Act affects payment claims.


The following costs include GST:

Small Business* funded: FREE
Non-Funded - Members: $50
Non Members: $220

*This course is eligible for funding under the CSQ Small Business Program. Click here to view the eligibility requirements for this funding. Evidence and ID must be submitted upon registration.

For any further queries about this funding, please contact MPAQ on 07 3273 0800.

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