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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB41515)

Course summary

This qualification is suitable for autonomous individuals who identify and apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. Job titles for these roles may include contracts officers, project administrators, quality officers and small business operators.

Individuals in these roles might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities. 

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job outcomes include; communications liaison, contracts officer, estimator or scheduler, project administrator, project analyst, project coordinator, project officer, project records officer, project support, project team member, quality officer, small business operator, events or conference coordinator.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques
BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques
BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques
BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques
BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches
BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques
BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques
BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures
BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes
BSBPMG418 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques
Study Sequence

Initial Enrolment


Followed by


Choose six electives from the list below or three electives from below and three from any other Certificate IV qualification








Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis

Duration and dates
12 - 24 months

This course is available by Distance Education.

Nine (9) units must be successfully completed - three (3) core units and six (6) Project Management electives.


Offered online with trainer support by discussion forums, email and telephone. Distance students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study for each unit. 

Students will have 13 weeks to complete each unit and can enrol into more than one unit at a time. 

Related Courses

No related course found.

Resource Requirements

Students require:

• a laptop/computer for research and assessment.

• headphones/microphone

Can I go on to further training?

The project management discipline includes the following pathways:

• BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice This course of study also provides pathways to the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, Certificate IV in Small Business Management; and

• BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management Further courses available within the discipline of Project Management

• BSB61215 Advanced Diploma of Program Management

• CC33 Graduate Certificate in Project Management

• CV81 Graduate Diploma in Project Management

• CV84 Master of Project Management Depending on your desired outcomes, CQUniversity has a wide range of training pathways that may suit you

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at

Textbook Requirements

  • Pearson, N, Larson, E and Gray, C 2013, Project Management in Practice, McGraw Hill Education, North Ryde. ISBN: 9781743077238.
  • Communication Skills Handbook 4th Edition, Jane Summers, Brett Smith, Wiley. ISBN: 9781118646014.