Precedent contracts

UniSA Legal have added a number of precedent contracts on Contract Express, this number will increase with time and will slowly replace this site. There is a limited number of licenses for this program, this too will increase as the number of precedent contracts increase. 

Staff who have a license to access Contract Express please access using the link below. Due to the limited number of licenses available access has been granted to specific staff within units, divisions and schools.  If you require access please check with your Pro Vice Chancellor, Director or Head of School.

Use this link to access Contract Express

Please note the Precedent Contracts below will be removed as they are added to Contract Express.

Contract Express 

The precedent contracts below are provided by the Solicitors to facilitate the most common legal relations entered into by the University. There is no one precedent document for every situation. It is therefore important that you consider and use the appropriate precedent/legal documentation for the situation.

If the precedent contains a description of its use, you may use it in accordance with the instructions without further review by UniSA Legal
Please note the cover notes of these precedent contracts refer to Research Legal, in such cases please refer to UniSA Legal.

Consult UniSA Legal if:

  • the precedent is marked 'Please consult a Solicitor'
  • you are uncertain about the use of a precedent
  • a precedent does not cover your situation.

Please note: all contracts must be signed in accordance with the Vice Chancellor's Authorisations (staff access only).

Research projects

These are projects which may generate valuable intellectual property. You must discuss any such potential intellectual property with your Business Development Manager or UniSA Ventures Pty Ltd prior to entering into the agreement.

Confidentiality agreements

Confidential Disclosure Agreements are used where a party wishes to disclose information but wishes the recipient party to keep that information confidential.  Note that obligations of confidence may arise even where a written contract is not established.  However for certainty and documentary purposes it is best to have a written agreement in place.

Student related agreements

Intellectual Property

Higher degree by research (HDR) students

Other UniSA students

Other agreements

Visitor agreements

Memorandum of Understanding

Memorandums of Understanding are generally used as a statement of intent to facilitate legal relations between the University and third parties.  Memorandums of Understanding may be legally binding or non-legally binding. In each instance the advice of the Solicitors should be sought. An example of a non-legally binding Memorandum of Understanding is provided below.


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