Course Description

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
Course number E1075
Qualification name BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
Course duration Maximum 18 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Multiple choice questions, Portfolio of evidence, Short-answer questions, Video/Audio recording, Written reports
Awarded by
  • TAFE NSW North Region (Provider number: 90010)

Minimum age

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).

Windows users:

  • 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.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Note: Courses offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region may include Units of Competency that are graded by TAFE NSW.

Defining the project

  • Contribute to defining project scope
  • Apply project scope controls
  • Contribute to review of scope controls
  • Assist in developing project schedule
  • Maintain project schedule
  • Participate in assessing time-management outcomes


  • Develop workplace sustainability policy
  • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
  • Implement workplace sustainability policy
  • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Project cost and quality

  • Assist in developing the project budget
  • Monitor project costs
  • Contribute to cost-finalisation process
  • Contribute to project quality planning
  • Apply quality policies and procedures
  • Contribute to project continuous improvement process

Project communications and HR requirements

  • 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
  • Contribute to communications planning
  • Conduct information-management activities
  • Communicate project information
  • Contribute to assessing effectiveness of communication

Risk and procurement

  • Assist with risk analysis and planning
  • Perform risk-control activities
  • Contribute to assessing risk-management outcomes
  • Assist with procurement planning
  • Contribute to supplier selection process
  • Conduct procurement activities
  • Assist in finalising procurement activities



What are my payment options?

Pay in full

If you pay your course fees up-front in full, you’ll benefit from a discount. When you pay in full, we don’t have to spend extra money on administration for tasks such as payment plan processing. Instead, we get to pass this saving onto you in the form of a discount.

ZipMoney Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility in your finances, and want to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, you can switch to a zipMoney payment plan. Essentially, zipMoney pays your course fees for you, and you pay this loan back over 24, 36 or 48 months. As long as you are eligible, you can switch to a zipMoney plan at any time.

Payment Plan

Pay for you course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Find out more

Lindsay Mitchell

Lindsay has over 30 years of experience covering the food industry, petroleum industry and education and training. He has trained in various areas of business, management and WHS in Australia and overseas. In the area of safety, Lindsay has trained and consulted for the mining and manufacturing industries. He holds a Degree in App Science, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, an Advanced Diploma in WHS, as well as Diplomas in Marketing and Change Management, and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with TAFE NSW North Region (Provider number: 90010). The testamur will be issued by TAFE NSW North Region.

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