Upcoming Workshops
Friday 16th November 2018
Travelodge Perth

417 Hay St


Tuesday 20th November 2018
Travelodge Southbank

Cnr Southgate Avenue & Riverside Quay


Wednesday 5th December 2018
Lenna of Hobart

20 Runnymede Street



WSP Writing Specifications Book Now

Duration: 1 day

Start Time: Registration from 8:15am, Commence 8:30am - Finish 4:30pm

This one day course applies to all persons (particularly contract management personnel) involved with preparing and writing specifications. The course is useful in introducing, reinforcing or refreshing the necessary skills to properly prepare these documents in accordance with current practice.

  • The course
  • Course assessment
Introduction to Specifications
  • Definitions
  • The need for effective specifications
  • Specification types
    • Types
    • Performance specifications
    • Process specifications
    • Proprietary specifications
    • Company master specifications
    • National master specifications
    • Reference specifications
  • Specification sources
    • Sources
    • Benefits and disadvantages
Contract Basics
  • Basic contract law
    • Background
    • Types of legal contracts
    • Elements of a simple contract
  • Certainty in contract documentation
  • Document interpretation
  • Document discrepancies
  • Contract documents
    • Background
    • Form of tender
    • Conditions of contract
    • Scope of work
    • Specifications and drawings
    • Pricing schedule
    • Formal instrument of agreement
Specification Preparation
  • Planning considerations
    • Documentation
    • Cost issues
    • Specification versus drawings
  • Specification writer
    • Competencies
    • Time
    • Resources
  • Specification reader
    • Understanding the audience
    • Audience categories
  • Structuring the specification
    • Format
    • Content
    • Structure
    • Layout
    • Style
Specification Writing
  • Organising
    • General requirements
    • Using standardised documents
  • Drafting principles
    • What is drafting?
    • Key drafting principles
    • Plain English
    • Other drafting essentials
  • Challenges in writing specifications
  • Specification writing techniques
  • Reviewing and editing specifications
  • Issuing and controlling specifications

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Workshop Price List (per person) Amount GST Total
Standard Rate

Payment must be received within 14 days of invoice date or prior to course commencement date (whichever is earliest)

$975.00 $97.50 $1,072.50
Early Bird Rate

Early Bird discounts apply when registration and payment is received at least five (5) weeks prior to course commencement. Discounts are offered only for online credit card payment.

$905.00 $90.50 $995.50
Group Rate

Group discounts apply when three (3) or more attendees are registered on the same booking. Discounts are offered only for online credit card payment.

$810.00 $81.00 $891.00