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BSB40920
Certificate IV in

Project Management Practice

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Nationally recognised
Duration 18 months
Upfront 15% off $3,790 (RRP $4,450)
9 units
Flexible payments available
Government funding available

Summary

Are you someone that loves working autonomously and has a keen interest in securing work in project management? The BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is a qualification that will give you the opportunity to hone your skills and equip you with the industry knowledge needed to carry out projects with successful outcomes.

If you have limited experience in the project management field and want to pursue the career pathways of Project Administrator or Contracts Officer, this course can prepare you to work in a range of settings, particularly in a business function.

Please note BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice has been superseded by BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice. This course has been changed to give you the most up-to-date content and resources that allow you to receive training which matches current industry standards. 

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Duration
18 months
Units
9 units
This course will suit you if you're interested in entering the project management field and have limited experience. You may already be working in an entry-level position and have a keen interest in expanding your skillset.

Either way, this qualification will give you the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of project management like applying time, quality and cost techniques, helping you prepare for the role of Project Administrator or similar.
Course structure

This qualification is comprised of units that can give you a broad range of skills that can help you pursue career pathways in project management at a junior-level. It can also give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills, especially if you have limited experience in the project management field.

In this course, you'll learn to:

  • Communicate with influence
  • Apply project scope managment techniques
  • Apply project information management and communications techniques
  • Apply project human resources management approaches

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Effective leadership
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Negotiation
  • Scheduling

Work in a simulated workplace

By studying with Upskilled, you'll get the opportunity to undertake tasks and/or assessments that are related to a workplace environment.

With online learning, we want you to develop some ""work-ready"" skills that complement well with the theory components of your course.

A simulated workplace allows you to undertake practical assessments that help you put your skills into practice. The simulated workplace can be accessed through our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled.

Inclusions
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Core and specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials
  • video content access via:
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
BSBPMG420
Apply project scope management techniques

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the project’s scope by assisting with identifying its objectives, deliverables, constraints, assumptions and outcomes. It also involves applying controls once the project has commenced and contribute to reviewing the suitability of those controls. The unit applies to individuals who support project managers and other team members to apply project scope management techniques.

BSBPMG421
Apply project time management techniques

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

BSBPMG422
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. The unit applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPEF502
Develop and use emotional intelligence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the workplace. The unit applies to individuals who are required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. These individuals may be responsible for leading a team or work area.

BSBCRT411
Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The unit applies to individuals who evaluate existing or proposed work practices. These individuals are typically responsible for reviewing or developing work processes, products or services that may be proposed or already existing.

BSBPMG423
Apply project cost management techniques

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

BSBPMG424
Apply project human resources management approaches

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of human resources management of a project. It involves establishing human resource requirements, identifying and facilitating the learning and development needs of people working on the project and resolving conflict in the team. The unit applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

BSBPMG425
Apply project information management and communications techniques

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

BSBCMM511
Communicate with influence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present and negotiate persuasively, lead and participate in meetings and make presentations to customers, clients and other key stakeholders. The unit applies to individuals who are managers and leaders required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources, and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. They use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
University pathways

If you successfully complete the BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, you may be able to pursue the following related qualifications:

Educators

Upskilled wants to make sure you aren't alone during your studies, so you'll have assigned specialist trainers for various units based on their expertise and industry knowledge.

Entry requirements

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There are no entry requirements listed in the training package for this qualification.

As a guide, entrants to this program:

  • Must be 18 years of age and have completed Year 10, or
  • have a qualification at Certificate III or higher, or
  • have 2 years of relevant experience, and
  • complete a course/suitability interview.

The participants in the BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice may be employees already working in the Project Management field.

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.

Participants will be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.

Resource requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing operational skills. These include:

  • a modern computer with high-speed internet
  • access to a digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to the Upskilled LMS.
  • Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Software to view online videos and images such as Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, or Quicktime.
  • Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc.
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software

Skills to:

  • create, save and edit Microsoft Office 2010 (or equivalent) documents
  • access and search the internet
  • download and save documents from websites
  • upload documents through websites
  • participate in online discussions
  • compress image files
  • connect digital cameras, download, and store images
  • connect digital video devices, download, and store video
  • connect digital audio devices, download, and store audio files.

Language requirements

This course involves reading, researching and undertaking a range of written and practical assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.

As such, entry to the course requires:

the successful completion of English to Year 10 level,

OR a qualification at Certificate III level or higher;

OR 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Other requirements

Some assessments have Role-Play components and will require you to participate in role plays with others. These are designed to establish simulation and to demonstrate practical and/or oral communication skills. You will be required to organise these with other people, which can be your family, friends or workplace colleagues.
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Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

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