BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Face to face: 6 days
Qualification completion timeframe: 12 months
PDU's: 48

Course Objectives

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.

This course will provide candidates with a solid foundation across the project management discipline. The six-day training program is structured around the project management knowledge areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).*

* PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Units of Competency

  1. BSBPMG409 - Apply project scope-management techniques
  2. BSBPMG410 - Apply project time-management techniques
  3. BSBPMG411 - Apply project quality-management techniques
  4. BSBPMG412 - Apply project cost-management techniques
  5. BSBPMG413 - Apply project human resources management approaches
  6. BSBPMG414 - Apply project information management and communications techniques
  7. BSBPMG415 - Apply project risk-management techniques
  8. BSBPMG417 - Apply project life cycle management processes
  9. BSBPMG418 - Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at an AQF 4 level which will be confirmed via a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment undertaken prior to enrolment or commencement (using LLN Profiler questionnaire or LLN Robot).

All learners are advised that they should have at least six months work experience in a role where they are in a project position (e.g. project team member).


Project team member; project records officer; project administrator; project support; project analyst; communications liaison; project assistant; contracts officer; project coordinator; estimator and scheduler; project officer; quality officer; small business operator in a wide range of industries.

Foundation Skills

Required Skills:

  • Reading, interpretation and analysis of complex texts
  • Oral communication using clear language to convey information, and active listening and questioning to clarify understanding
  • Literacy skills to read, write and review a range of documentation
  • Numeracy skills to:
    • Analyse data
    • Compare timelines and promotional costs against budgets
  • Planning and organising skills to develop, monitor and maintain implementation schedules
  • Interaction, collaboration and cooperation with others to achieve shared goals
  • Effective planning and organising skills to complete tasks, analysing skills to identify future improvement.

Delivery Strategy

The course will be delivered over six (6) days in total, split between flexible sessions (for example two sessions of three days each) and will be facilitated by our experienced trainers.

Each session contains a participant workbook that includes a copy of all material presented, an assessment workbook for capturing initial notes and understanding of formal assessments criteria, resource summary reading materials, and a copy of all the training packages.

Program Duration

We offer students up to 12 months to complete the Institute of Management BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice qualification. The course can be completed earlier depending on experience and recognition of prior learning.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Institute of Management can formally recognise a student's existing level of skills and knowledge in two ways:

  • recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  • credit transfer

Learning outcomes

After completing this qualification students will be able to:

  • Describe the project life cycle and inter-relationships
  • Describe the inter-relationship between project scope, time, cost, and quality
  • Contribute to the essential steps of the project planning process
  • Explain the importance of project monitoring and control processes
  • Articulate the importance of the project closure process
  • Apply the techniques of project management.

Assessment requirements

The objective of the assessment process is to help students consolidate and build on the formal learning delivery of the BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice course, through the application of learning into their current, or future, work role.

These assessments are designed to cover a range of skills and knowledge required to demonstrate achievement of the course objectives. Our aim is to collect workplace evidence on a number of occasions and in a variety of contexts and situations.

“The assessment methods used for this course include: questioning, observations and evidence submission. For more information please contact our team.

Requirements to receive the qualification

This course requires the completion of nine (9) units of competency made up of 3 core units and 6 elective units, which contain the prescribed employability skills.

Employability skills

The following list is a summary of broad industry employability skills that the candidate will gain from completing this qualification:

  • Assisting the project team to plan communications, facilitate information flow and review communications
  • Assisting with obtaining information from relevant sources throughout the project life cycle
  • Recommending ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance of products and processes
  • Planning work and project tasks for self and others
  • Tracking actual effort against the project plan
  • Undertaking the work in line with an agreed management plan and within delegated authority.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification and in order to progress into project management, candidates may undertake:

Student Resources

Students will need to have:

  • access to a desktop computer or laptop and the internet
  • an active email account.

Program Outline

Session 1

Day One

Overview of project management processes

BSBPMG417 - Apply project life cycle management processes

BSBPMG418 - Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

Day Two

BSBPMG411 - Apply project quality-management techniques

BSBPMG413 - Apply project human resources management approaches

Day Three

BSBPMG412 - Apply project cost-management techniques

Assessment expectations between Session 1 and 2

Session 2

Day Four

BSBPMG409- Apply project scope-management techniques

Day Five

BSBPMG410 - Apply project time-management techniques

Day Six

BSBPMG414 - Apply project information management and communications techniques

BSBPMG415 - Apply project risk-management techniques

Assessment expectations post Session 2


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