BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice


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BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice | CRICOS Code 114368J

Course Overview

This qualification focuses on individuals who possess project management skills and apply them in various situations. People in these roles usually work independently as part of a project team with no direct responsibility for the project’s overall outcomes. The main aim of these roles is to provide support for broader project operations. They may selectively use project tools and techniques to assist in different organizational or business activities. This qualification allows individuals to apply the principles and methodologies of project management to handle a diverse range of projects successfully. It helps individuals to develop problem-solving and project management techniques that they can implement to track and manage project timelines, design, implement, coordinate, and complete projects. Completing this course enhances the confidence and expertise of an individual, enabling them to pursue a career in project management or advance their skills to the next level by pursuing a Diploma of Project Management or a Bachelor of Business.


Entry Requirement

  • Be 18 years old or over.
  • Students who intend to enrol in this course must prove their satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent, or a minimum 2 years industry experience in related fields.
  • Students must have good communication skills. Candidates whose English is not their first language are required to prove their English language skills which is equivalent to an IELTS 6.0.


Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners can apply to enrol in a Diploma course at a vocational education provider or an undergraduate course at a higher education provider. Credit points for previous vocational education studies may be awarded, however this is at the discretion of the higher education provider.

Job Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Contracts Officer
  • Project Administrator
  • Quality Officer
  • Small Business Owner (project applications)

Delivery and Assessments

This program (BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management and Practice) is delivered in a classroom-based environment with face to face (or online depending on outside factors beyond College control) delivery. The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of practical projects and tasks with a simulated workplace, tutorials and group activities.

Type of Assessments
  • Demonstration

Learners will be assessed through demonstration in some units; the trainer/assessor will observe learners communicating, interacting, planning, and co-ordinating with each other. This will help them build skills, knowledge and attitude and to successfully communicate.


  • Questioning/Tests/Examination

Learners will be assessed through questioning and testing in some units. The goal here is to identify the learner’s underpinning knowledge. Learners will be assessed with a formative exam. The exam may consist of several types of questions, these include; multi-choice, short answer, and listings.


  • Role Play

Learners will be assessed through role play assessment activity in some units. In role play activity, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own.


  • Case Study

Learners will be assessed through fault finding methods in some units. Fault finding is like validating/moderating or testing different training materials or any other resource (a technical story versus a set of diagnostic heuristics). During the training session, fault-finding is to be applied and measured before and after the delivery of the training material. The latter test involved ‘old’ faults and ‘new’ faults from the same and different categories to those encountered during training.



  • Written Report and Project

Learners will be assessed through written reports in some units. The goal is to ensure the learner possesses the tools for using technical skills in writing and drafting professional workplace reports. Learners will be assessed through projects. Projects will focus on particular aspects or topics undertaken over the duration allocated for the delivery of the units. The project activities reflect authentic workplace techniques and processes.  The project will require the collection of information and the presentation of outcomes.


  • Presentation

Learners will be assessed on in-class presentations.  The presentations will be developed by the learner and presented to their peer group and, where possible, people from the industry.  The presentations are conducted in a similar manner to a workplace presentation.

Course structure

DURATION : Duration: 18 weeks tuition plus 8 weeks term breaks.

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Core Units

BSBPMG420 Apply project scope management techniques
BSBPMG421 Apply project time management techniques
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques

Elective Units

BSBPMG423 Apply project cost management technique
BSBPMG424 Apply project human resources management approaches
BSBPMG426 Apply project risk management techniques
BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work processes