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Contract Administrator

Contract Administrator
ANZSCO Code: 511111 / Group C

Contract Administrators prepare, interpret, maintain, review and negotiate variations to contracts on behalf of an organisation.

Occupation description

Contract Administrators prepare, interpret, maintain, review and negotiate variations to contracts on behalf of an organisation.

Occupations considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

Alternative titles:

  • Contract Officer

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Program or Project Administrators
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Generalist management roles
  • Office Managers

These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO or are not at the required skill level.

Contract Administrator a VETASSESS Group C occupation

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher.

Applicants must have fulfilled at least one of the following four criteria (1-4):

Group C

* Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include those comparable to the following levels:

  • AQF Diploma
  • AQF Advanced Diploma
  • AQF Associate Degree or
  • AQF Graduate Diploma

** Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week)


minimum years of employment highly relevant to the nominated occupation, completed at an appropriate skill level in the five years before the date of application for a Skills Assessment.


minimum 4 years of relevant employment required – Three years of relevant employment (can be outside the last 5-year period) in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment within the last five years before applying.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

AQF Diploma degree or higher qualification*

Construction context (subsequent employment context must be relevant):

  • Construction Management/Construction Economics
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Civil Engineering/Building relevant discipline which includes subjects on Contract Management/Law.

*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.

Highly relevant fields of study include:

Non-construction context:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Project Management

Employment Tasks

Highly relevant tasks 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.
  • Contributing to negotiation of contract terms with internal and external partners.
  • Renewing and updating existing contracts to maintain the integrity of contract information.
  • Analyses potential risks involved with specific contract terms and advising management as required.
  • Staying up-to-date with legislative changes and coordinating with the legal department, as directed by management.
  • Interpreting and explaining contract requirements, and terms and conditions to stakeholders to support compliance with statutory and policy requirements and inform decision-making stakeholders.
  • Establishing and maintaining stakeholder and supplier relationships to identify and minimise risk, and maximise the value from the contract.

Other tasks in a Construction context may include:

  • Prepares monthly Progress Claims for the works carried out.
  • Provides contractual related information to project manager, site engineers, quality engineers, safety advisors etc., and assists project manager with the preparation of contractual correspondence.
  • Reviews and processes variation claims, EOTs (extension of time), progress claims and all other financial matters relating to the contract and makes recommendations to management.
  • Ensures all correspondence and document registers are up-to-date.
  • Contributes to detailed cost plans and budgets (Cost to Complete*), including preparation and interpretation of cash flow projections and profit/loss forecasts.

Employment Information

Employment Context

Categories of acceptable employment contexts include (but are not limited to):

  • Industrial or Commercial Firms
  • Government Bodies
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Design Firms
  • Consulting Firms

Employment Information

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.

Applicants are required to demonstrate their ability to comprehend the risk associated with the contract terms and formulate contract terms in the best interest of parties involved. They should be the delegated authority for the organisation to represent and protect the risk/liability of the organisation they work in with respect to the terms of the contracts they are involved in.

Applicants who are involved with executing standardised contract templates - especially in a sales context - will not be considered highly relevant for this occupation.

Supporting material for assessment

When applying for a Skills Assessment, please ensure you submit sufficient evidence supporting your proof of identity, qualification and employment claims. A full list of the documents required can be found on the VETASSESS website.

If you are nominating this occupation, and you are self-employed, you are required to provide the following:

  • Evidence of self-employment such as sole trading or business registration details and/or official statements issued by your (registered) accountant and/or legal team. The statement from your accountant or solicitor must include the accountant’s or solicitor’s letterhead, your full name, how long you have been continuously self-employed including official dates in each role, the nature of the business conducted, the signature and contact details of the accountant or solicitor.
  • Statutory declaration listing your main duties during self-employment.
  • Payment evidence showing regular income from self-employment, such as client invoices together with corresponding bank statements and/or official taxation records.
  • Supplementary evidence, such as contracts with clients or suppliers, client testimonials, and evidence of projects completed.

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