BSB41515

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Grow your professional career in Project Management to the next level with our Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

Our nationally recognised course will give you the essential skills to successfully plan and coordinate one or more elements of a project whilst providing direct support to Project Managers at all levels.

You will learn to interpret project plans, monitor, provide reporting and meet delivery requirements of a project whilst refining your leadership abilities within a team, giving you the confidence and experience to use your learnt skills for a rewarding and exciting professional career in Project Management.

Skills for Australia has recently published an updated version of this course. Please be advised that students will be transitioned to the new version at an appropriate point during the study period for this qualification. To find out more click here.

Overview

  • Course Fees
    $4,390 AUD
  • Duration
    15 months
  • Delivery
    Individual students (online)

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More about the course

$4,390 AUD
Course Duration

The estimated time to complete this course is:

  • 12 hours per week over a study period up to 15 months.
  • Students can complete in a much shorter time depending on experience, role, and/or current practices.

This course comprises of:

  • on-the-job learning
  • workplace practice
  • self-directed study and
  • assessment preparation.
Entry Requirements
  • Students should be currently working in a project environment – or be able to access a work-based project environment in a project support, coordinator, contributor, team member role.
  • Please refer to our Admissions and Enrolment Policy for admission criteria and Technology Requirements to successfully complete this course.
Delivery Options
  • Individual students (online)
  • Traineeships and other funded programs
  • Customised in-house training for groups, corporations and organisations.

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Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this courses, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Interpret project plans to meet delivery requirements of project
  • Coordinate the activities laid out in a project management plan and support project managers at all levels
  • Use mechanisms linked with the project plan for the day-today control and monitoring of projects to meet objectives
  • Provide quality deliverables and meet reporting requirements.

Future Job Outcomes

  • Project Administrator
  • Project Analyst
  • Contracts Officer
  • Quality Officer.

Industry Recognition

Nationally Recognised Training (NRT)

  • BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is a NRT qualification recognised across Australia.
  • On successful completion of the 9 units of competency in this course, you will be issued with an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF4) Qualification and Record of Results.
  • Successful attainment of the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice will allow for credit in AQF qualifications in accordance with relevant training package rules and recognition requirements.

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • The Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is endorsed by the AIPM
  • Successful attainment of the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice will allow for application to Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)^ to be recognised as a Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP). Note: Membership fees apply.

Project Management Institute (PMI®)

  • Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®), may be eligible to apply for Professional Development Units on completion of the Advanced Diploma of Program Management.^

^Pathways are subject to acceptance/approval and fees apply.

Modules

Managing Projects

  • All units of competency
    This module looks at the definitions and language of project management, and addresses project types and responses; the process groups; lifecycle and methodologies; knowledge areas/ functions of project management; and the stages of project management maturity.

Project Scope Management

  • BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques 
    This module addresses the initiation of projects and the clarification of requirements; the relationship of project inputs, outputs, outcomes and benefits; the scope statement; management of scope; and scope change.

Project Time and Cost Management

  • BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques 
  • BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques
    This module extends the clarification of project scope into development of a Work Breakdown Structure; determination of effort and duration; estimating techniques; development of network diagrams, schedules and critical path; development of budgets; and the management of time and cost with utilisation of earned value and other techniques.

Project Quality Management

  • BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques 
    This module addresses the essence of quality management (achieving customer satisfaction); the emphasis and terminology in ISO9001:2015; quality assurance, quality control, and the use of quality management plans; and the importance of the 3Ps in project quality management.

Project Risk Management

  • BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques
    This module addresses the relationship between uncertainty and risk; enterprise risk management consistent with the requirements of AS/NZS ISO31000:2009; application of the 7 step process; risk treatment plans; opportunity; and quantitative risk analysis techniques.

Project Communication and Stakeholders

  • BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques
    This module addresses the types of information required for the planning and delivery of projects, and how this information moves around the project; document control; meeting and reporting techniques; negotiation; and stakeholder engagement and management.

People and Leadership

  • BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches
    This module addresses project organisation structures; project human resources planning; roles and responsibilities; performance management; management of teams; leadership and conflict.

Project Procurement and Contracts

  • BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures
    This module addresses procurement requirements, planning and the procurement process; procurement methods (from cost plus to relationship contracts); aspects of contract law including the requirements of contract; and contract management.

Project Governance and Integration Management

  • BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes
    This module addresses project governance and the relationship with organisational governance; challenges in project governance; integration of all functions of project management into development of project management plans, daily decision making, change and issues management, and performance of management; and the finalisation of projects.

Units of Competency

9 units of competency must be successfully completed to attain this qualification.

BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques

  • Provides skills and knowledge required to contribute to the control of a project’s scope by assisting with identifying its objectives, deliverables, constraints, assumptions and outcomes; and by applying controls once the project has commenced.

BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques

  • Describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with project scheduling activities, apply and monitor the agreed project schedule, and evaluate the effectiveness of time management for the project.

BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enhance project outcomes by contributing to quality planning, applying quality policies and procedures, and contributing to continuous improvement in projects.

BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques

  • Apply project cost and management techiques unit provides skills and knowledge required to assist in producing a project budget, to monitor project expenditure and contribute to cost finalisation processes.

BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches

  • Enhancing the skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of human resources management of a project. It involves establishing human resource requirements, identifying the learning and development needs of people working on the project, facilitating these needs being met, and resolving conflict in the team.

BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques

  • Students will gain the knowledge to provide a critical link between people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. It involves assisting the project team to plan communications, communicating information related to the project, and reviewing communications.

BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques

  • Describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of risk management in a project. It specifically involves planning for, controlling and reviewing risks associated with the project, and assisting in this process where required.

BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures

  • This unit equips students with the knowledge required to assist with procurement for a project. It involves identifying procurement requirements, assisting with supplier selection, conducting procurement activities, and assisting with procurement finalisation activities for the project.

BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in implementing project life cycle management processes. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

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