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CET Joondalup

20 Injune Way

Joondalup, WA 6027


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Learn how the updated Construction Contracts Act can help you get paid

In December 2016, huge changes were made to the Construction Contracts Act – most of which will further help our members. However, many contractors are still unaware of how the Act can assist in securing their unpaid money. Join us at NECA WA’s *FREE Security of Payment – Construction Contracts Act Awareness seminars in April.

The updated Construction Contracts Act 2004 (the Act) provides contractors with a quick and low-cost means of dispute resolution, for written or oral contracts, without having to go to court. The Act allows for the appointment of an independent adjudicator and sets strict time limits on the process so decisions get made quickly and payment is not held up.

Who should attend?

Any staff who are involved in the contract process – including project managers, contract administrators, programmers, supervisors, office managers and admin staff.

Already attended?

The timelines for lodging an application have drastically changed, so unless you attended the ‘update seminar’ in December 2016, we strongly recommend you come along to ensure you’re up to date.

“Excellent seminars, security of payment is a major KPI for our team.”

“I thought it would be too hard to claim for the money we were owed but this process is fairly straight forward. Thanks for your help.”

Topics covered:

  • The Construction Contracts Act 2004 (as amended December 2016)

What types of work the Act covers and how it can help you receive payment for the work you have done. We explain the recent changes to the Act, including the critical extensions to application timeframes.

  • ​Contract terms

What terms are reasonable, what terms are prohibited and why it is important to incorporate terms in your contract.

  • Invoicing administration

Practical operational tips to help ensure your invoicing administration process maximises your chances of winning if you need to utilise the Act.

  • Lodging a claim for adjudication under the Act

Don’t blow your chances of a successful claim.

  • ​Responding to a claim

Make sure you know all the rules, to avoid paying out more than you need to.

*Free to NECA WA Members; MP&DA, GWAWA, MPGA and CCF members $20 +GST; Non-members $30 + GST.
Light refreshments and a printed copy of slides will be provided.

Please click here to download a free copy of the amended Construction Contracts Act 2004.

The Building Commission website provides further information about how the adjudication process works.


For further information feel free to contact Jo Ogden, Project Manager, directly via email or on 6241 6100.


David Court, Contract Solutions International (CSI)

David has designed these seminars specifically for NECA members; providing practical advice, guidance and handout notes derived from his three decades of experience in provision of dispute avoidance and dispute resolution services to contractors. As a Registered Adjudicator, David brings a unique insight into all aspects of the dispute process.

NECA Legal

NECA (WA) Legal provides legal advice and assistance, including representation, to electrical contractors in a wide range of areas. NECA WA members have exclusive access to free generalist legal advice and assistance with debt collection as well as reduced rates for additional legal services such as preparation of Construction Contracts Act applications. Click here for further information about NECA Legal.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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CET Joondalup

20 Injune Way

Joondalup, WA 6027


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