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01-09-2022 (Live Online Training)

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Contract Risk Management

The Complete Guide to Improving Contracts through Risk Management

Live Online Training: 4-Part series | 4 hours per Part | Over 4 days
September 2022 Course: 1 Sep | 2 Sep | 5 Sep | 6 Sep | 12:00 – 16:00 (AEST)

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to develop an integrated risk management process for all your contracts/project to reduce business risk
  • Appreciate how to obtain a realistic contingency for your contracts so as to improve competitiveness as a tenderer or for obtaining project funding
  • Use risk management with the parties pre and post contract to gain better contract outcomes
  • Quantify issues to enhance quicker and more commercially focused contract negotiations
  • Develop contracts that are more equitable using risk management
  • Learn to use risk processes to ensure the contract is robust (or to find its weaknesses)
  • Integrate safety risk management processes that flow from principal to designer, contractor and operators/maintainers

About the Course

This course falls within our contract management series within our CMP certification. You will learn about risk management and how it can be applied practically to your contracts and projects in a consistent way. It will also address how project risk management processes can be minimised compared to more conventional Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes.

The course will explore the practical application of quantitative data as well as pre and post contract processes (such as managing contingency and resolving issues). It will illustrate how optimising risk management rather than risk allocation can improve contract outcomes. How to use risk management processes to ‘stress’ contracts will also be addressed so as to identify any weaknesses in the contract. Recent leading edge developments will be explored such as integrating value and risk management, and setting up processes to enable risk management to occur between the parties pre and post contract.

If you are working with contracts (either in the principal – or a contractor’s team – employee or consultant) and wanting to see how risk management can improve contract/project outcomes then this course is the perfect fit.

Who Will Benefit

As one of our core units in our contract management CMP series, this course is relevant for those concerned with defining and implementing best practice contracts, as it illustrates how managing risk can affect and improve your organisation’s contracting outcomes in any industry sector.

In other words, this course is beneficial to all those working with contracts and tasked with optimising their performance.


Beverley Honig

Darren Lott


Packages Price
Live Online Training 2022$2195+GST

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Live Online Training: $2,195 + GST.
September 2022 Course: 1 Sep | 2 Sep | 5 Sep | 6 Sep | 12:00 – 16:00 (AEST)

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Watch webinar

Our expert course trainer Sean McCarthy delivered an insightful webinar on “Using & understanding contracts as tools for ensuring deliverables”.

You’ll learn:

  •  Overcoming some of the common challenges associated with managing contracts
  •  How contracts act as tools for achieving set outcomes across deliverables or projects
  •  The importance of contract interpretation and building confidence in dealing with contracts

The CMP Certification Framework

The CMP provides a robust method of up-skilling and recognising an individual’s expertise and experience in contract management and procurement. Our combination of in-class teaching, facilitation, knowledge based testing and workplace evidence based examinations has been carefully crafted to not only teach knowledge and skills, but to also demonstrate how individuals can apply their knowledge to work based situations. This Certification is recognised by IIBT and World Commerce & Contracting.

Informa Corporate Learning is a Learning Partner of the World Commerce & Contracting which is a not for profit association and the only global body promoting standards and raising capabilities in commercial practice.


The International Institute of Business & Technology Aust (IIBT) is a highly respected, Government approved, Australian provider of higher education and VET programs. Their suite of programs includes a University level Diploma of Business Administration, equivalent to the first year of a business related undergraduate degree at Australian Universities.


IIBT and Informa Corporate Learning joined together to provide a pathway for those who complete Informa’s CMP at the Master level. All CMP Masters will receive Recognised Prior Learning (RPL): 2 units of credit in the 12 month, Higher Education, University level Diploma of Business Administration.

  • Business Law (BL101)
  • Management in Organisations (MGT101)

*This is a Higher Education Diploma equivalent to first year university NOT a Vocational Education Diploma.

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Course Outline

Overview of risk management

  • The development of risk management
  • Risk in the project/contract cycle
  • Individual risk profiles and implications
  • Benefits of undertaking risk management to an organisation

Development of an integrated context

  • An outline of the qualitative risk management process
  • Minimising process requirements for contracts
  • The importance of objectives
  • The use of a risk breakdown structure

Development of risk management process for your contracts/projects

  • Workshops – how and when
  • Reporting and key factors for ongoing management of risk
  • Developing a procedure that supports governance and aligns with enterprise risk management processes

Identifying contingency

  • What has happened in the past
  • What is possible now
  • How to use contingency as a tool to add value to project management and tendering processes

Using quantitative analysis for issues management

  • Issues logs and required data
  • Assessing the “bottom line”
  • Using the analysis in contract negotiations

Undertaking a detailed review of the contract

  • Planning a workshop to “stress” the contract
  • Identifying areas of weakness
  • Using this to improve your contract or tender

Latest developments to improve contract outcomes

  • Using risk management with the parties to improve the contract during tendering
  • Using risk management post contract to reduce conflict
  • Gaining a competitive advantage through risk management

Raising the safety risk management bar

  • Setting up processes for a whole of project life approach to safety
  • Complying with aspirational and government standards
  • Integrating processes from safety in design to standard operating procedures

Real case study analysis
Participants will be given the opportunity to undertake a number of exercises using their own projects/contracts information during the two days Participants are encouraged to bring contract details and will be expected to keep information provided by other participants confidential

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01 Sep 2022

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