This course can be achieved online at your own pace; you will gain knowledge of cost estimating and developing a budget, risk assessment, dealing with contracts, and scheduling and scope planning within realistic and workable timeframes.
A qualified and professional Open Colleges Trainer will support you throughout your course, helping and guiding you towards your career goals. You will be provided with industry-current learning materials developed by TAFE NSW North Region and you will receive a nationally recognised TAFE qualification upon completion of the course.
This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region.
Potential career outcomes
- Contracts Officer
- Project Administrator
- Quality Officer
- Small Business Operator
|Qualification name||BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice|
|Course duration||Maximum 18 months|
|Assessments||Demonstrations, Multiple choice questions, Portfolio of evidence, Short-answer questions, Written reports|
You will need to be at least 18 years old.
This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and 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 12 level.
If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
- Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
- 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.
You will need access to a computer and the internet and you must have basic computing skills.
Minimum specifications for your computer are:
- Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
- Broadband internet connection
- 2GB of RAM
- CD-ROM or DVD drive
- Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
- Access to software such as Microsoft Excel for producing GANTT charts, or software such as @task, FastTrack Schedule 9, Primavera P6, ZOHO Projects, Microsoft Project
- You will also need access to a phone, printer, photocopier and scanner
- Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
Mac OS users:
- Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended)
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended).
- Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 or higher is recommended)
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.
Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW. Students studying through Open Colleges are not subject to TAFE NSW grading criteria, receiving an ungraded outcome for Units of Competency and Qualifications successfully completed.
Module 1: Defining the project
|BSBPMG409||Apply project scope management techniques|
- Contribute to defining project scope
- Apply project scope controls
- Contribute to review of scope controls
|BSBPMG410||Apply project time management techniques|
- Assist in developing project schedule
- Maintain project schedule
- Participate in assessing time-management outcomes
Module 2: Sustainability
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
- Develop workplace sustainability policy
- Communicate workplace sustainability policy
- Implement workplace sustainability policy
- Review workplace sustainability policy implementation
Module 3: Project cost and quality
|BSBPMG412||Apply project cost management techniques|
- Assist in developing the project budget
- Monitor project costs
- Contribute to cost-finalisation process
|BSBPMG411||Apply project quality management techniques|
- Contribute to project quality planning
- Apply quality policies and procedures
- Contribute to project continuous improvement process
Module 4: Project communications and HR requirements
|BSBPMG413||Apply project human resource management approaches|
- Assist in determining human resource requirements
- Contribute to establishing and maintaining productive team relationships
- Assist with human resource monitoring
- Contribute to evaluating human resource practices
|BSBPMG414||Apply project information management and communications techniques|
- Contribute to communications planning
- Conduct information-management activities
- Communicate project information
- Contribute to assessing effectiveness of communication
Module 5: Risk and procurement
|BSBPMG415||Apply project risk management techniques|
- Assist with risk analysis and planning
- Perform risk-control activities
- Contribute to assessing risk-management outcomes
|BSBPMG416||Apply project procurement procedures|
- Assist with procurement planning
- Contribute to supplier selection process
- Conduct procurement activities
- Assist in finalising procurement activities
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