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BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification is suitable for individuals who identify and apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. Skills and knowledge gained from this course can be used in a variety of contexts across many industry sectors, including (but not limited to) project administrators, quality officers, quality control officers, contracts 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, and may use project tools and techniques to support organisational activities or business needs.


Entry Requirements

Required: Completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.

Recommendation of 18 years of age with either completion of Year 12 (or equivalent), access to a computer, Internet and intermediate computer skills.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $3,735.00 (2021)
$3,735.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $415.00 (2021)
$415.00 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job outcomes could include (but are not limited to): 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 co-ordinator.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 3 core units
  2. Complete 6 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
Online Course Structure

This course is delivered online for a period of 54 weeks, the nine (9) units are grouped into three (3) clusters to assist students progression of study.

It is competency-based and may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
CLUSTER 1 ADMINISTRATION

BSBPMG409

This unit describes the 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG410

This unit 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG415

This unit 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.  It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2 ASSETS

BSBPMG411

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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG412

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in producing a project budget, monitor project expenditure and contribute to cost finalisation processes. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG416

This unit describes the skills and 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.

It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role. The individual may be operating in a large or small organisation, and applying skills in the context of enterprise projects.  The project practitioner may be part of a project team under the direction of a project manager or may work as part of a smaller scale, self-directed team.

BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3 COMMUNICATION

BSBPMG413

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of the 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG414

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG418

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in managing stakeholder relationships during a project. It involves ensuring timely and appropriate involvement of key individuals, organisations and groups throughout the project.  It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG418 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBPMG409 - Apply project scope management techniques
1 BSBPMG410 - Apply project time management techniques
1 BSBPMG415 - Apply project risk management techniques
2 BSBPMG416 - Apply project procurement procedures
2 BSBPMG412 - Apply project cost management techniques
2 BSBPMG411 - Apply project quality management techniques
3 BSBPMG418 - Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques
3 BSBPMG414 - Apply project information management and communications techniques
3 BSBPMG413 - Apply project human resources management approaches


USER CHOICE

This course is delivered online for a period of 54 weeks, the nine (9) units are grouped into three (3) clusters to assist students progression of study.

It is competency-based and may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

  • Mixed Mode
  • Online
CLUSTER 1 ADMINISTRATION

BSBPMG409

This unit describes the 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG410

This unit 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG415

This unit 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.  It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2 ASSETS

BSBPMG411

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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG412

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in producing a project budget, monitor project expenditure and contribute to cost finalisation processes. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG416

This unit describes the skills and 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.

It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role. The individual may be operating in a large or small organisation, and applying skills in the context of enterprise projects.  The project practitioner may be part of a project team under the direction of a project manager or may work as part of a smaller scale, self-directed team.

BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3 COMMUNICATION

BSBPMG413

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of the 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG414

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG418

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in managing stakeholder relationships during a project. It involves ensuring timely and appropriate involvement of key individuals, organisations and groups throughout the project.  It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG418 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBPMG415 - Apply project risk management techniques
1 BSBPMG410 - Apply project time management techniques
1 BSBPMG409 - Apply project scope management techniques
2 BSBPMG416 - Apply project procurement procedures
2 BSBPMG412 - Apply project cost management techniques
2 BSBPMG411 - Apply project quality management techniques
3 BSBPMG418 - Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques
3 BSBPMG414 - Apply project information management and communications techniques
3 BSBPMG413 - Apply project human resources management approaches


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Project
RPL
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Online Course Structure

Online
January: Part Time
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time
November: Part Time
December: Part Time

USER CHOICE

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Online Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

USER CHOICE

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Online Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

USER CHOICE

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

Online Course Structure

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

USER CHOICE

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
The availabilities shown above are for the current and future years. To view any historic availabilities please press "Show Historic Availabilities" below:

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Textbook Requirements

There are additional textbooks required for this course. Students are to purchase the following: 


  • Pearson, N, Larson, E and Gray, C 2013, Project Management in Practice, McGraw Hill Education, North Ryde. ISBN: 9781743077238.
  • Project Management in Practice 2e, Neil Pearson, EW Larson, CF Gray, McGraw Hill Education, ISBN 97817604422936.  

Enrolment Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for further details relating to the sequence of this course. New students must enrol into all units under Cluster 1 Administration, BSBPMG409, BSBPMG410, BSBPMG415 as per the course planner, unless they are eligible for credit transfer of any unit/s completed prior.  Continuing students enrol following VET Course Planner sequence.


Teacher support sessions

Zoom sessions are available with a teacher, all zoom, and unit information is online Moodle.


Resource requirements

All resources for this qualification are available online through Moodle.


Additional Resources

Students must have a computer with internet access to study online and participate in online zoom sessions. Students will also require a basic headset and microphone with optional webcam for these sessions.


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. To apply for an RPL client application kit please email rpl@cqu.edu.au