This Specialisation in Construction Law Course (commonly referred to as “the SCL Course”) is ideal for persons who are interested in gaining an understanding of the construction law in South Africa.

Successful candidates will obtain and be presented with a “Certificate of Specialisation in Construction Law”.

Qualification for Enrolment:

Candidates must be members of the Association, and must be either Fellows, lawyers or who have successfully completed Modules 1 and 3 of the Correspondence Courses.

Course Structure:

The SCL Course is a 1 year course and candidates will enrol online, whereafter they will be furnished with course notes.  The course is mostly self-study based and assignments must be submitted on various prescribed dates.  The assignments will be marked by the designated tutor who will also furnish a commentary.

Course Syllabus:

This course is specifically directed at the interests and requirements of practitioners in the construction industry.  The course deals with legal principles related to various elements which comprise construction contracts and how they should be dealt with in our law.

Three assignments must be submitted during the course, of which at least 2 must be passed with a 50% pass rate to be eligible for admission to writing the examination.

Workshops and Seminars:

The SCL Course is a correspondence course and, as such, there are no formal lectures presented.  A 1-day workshop will however take place in Johannesburg towards the middle of the year.  The course fees include the cost of this workshop but exclude travel costs, which costs are for the candidate’s own expense.


Examinations will be written annually early in December.  The examination will be an open book examination.  The examination venues will, subject to demand, be held in the major cities and towns, but the Secretariat will communicate this with the candidates closer to the time.


The enrolment fees (inclusive of VAT) are: R21 000.00

The course material will only be made available to candidates on proof of full payment.


Please download the Brochure and Enrolment Form.

Closing Date for Enrolment:

29 February 2020

Information Booklet:

Please download the Information Booklet (Module 5).