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Get a head start on your career in Project Management with our online Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Find out everything you need to know about our Nationally Accredited Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB41515

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CAL’s career Headstart options make it easy for you to really get going in your career. Let’s start by asking – Who Are You?

  • CAL’s Headstart Cert IV program is suitable for those new to PM as well as those in a PM team and others looking to move into a high job-demand career. The Certificate IV in Project Management is recognised in Australia as the entry-level certification for anyone seeking employment in Project Management, as an assistant or in a supporting role to a PM Professional or Manager.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning- If you have a current and established career and feel you have a good understanding of project management, then RPL – (that is recognition of prior learning) may be the option for you. Talk to CAL’s course advisors for the quickest pathway to RPL. Or click here for more on RPL.

Project Management is the world’s fastest growing profession. In the changing world of work where a job for life is being replaced by shorter term contract or project work and each person has maybe 5 or 6 career changes in their working life, project management is a discipline that offers flexibility in the face of an ever changing world.

Project management is also becoming a core skill set for managers, coordinators and team leaders. In fact, anyone responsible for organising, managing, monitoring and reviewing workflow will gain significant increases in productivity and overall effectiveness by adopting the PM methodology.

This course is designed for those new to project management who have had little or no experience in projects.

You will gain a comprehensive overview of the PM lifecycle, the processes and systems and give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively as a project team member.

The College for Adult Learning understands that not all students are in a position to pay for their studies Upfront. For this reason we offer flexible weekly or monthly payment plans.

Payment PlanPayment AmountPayment Plan LengthTotal Amount Paid
Full Payment Upfront$2495One Payment$2495
3 Monthly Payments$870Three Months$2610
6 Monthly Payments$445Six Months$2670
12 Monthly Payments$23512 Months$2820
52 Weekly Payments$5552 Weeks$2860
18 Monthly Payments$16018 Months$2880
78 Weekly Payments$3778 Weeks$2886

Feel free to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget

This program incorporates the project management methodology of the PMBOK & ISO standards around the 5 PM processes of: initiate, plan, execute, control + monitor, and close a project and the 9 knowledge areas.

The program covers all the key skills required to be an effective team member of a large, complex project or to manage a small project. It comprises the following 9 nationally accredited units:

BSBPMG409 – Apply project scope-management techniques

BSBPMG410 – Apply project time-management techniques

BSBPMG412 – Apply project cost-management techniques

BSBPMG411 – Apply project quality-management techniques

BSBPMG418 – Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

BSBPMG413 – Apply project human resources management approaches

BSBPMG414 – Apply project information management and communication techniques

BSBPMG415 – Apply project risk-management techniques

BSBPMG416 – Apply project procurement procedures

This program is designed for current project team members and project managers, project or program administrators and anyone new to project management seeking to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively in the field either assisting in the planning, management and control of projects or managing their own smaller project.

To undertake this qualification prospective students are required to have successfully completed year 12 or its equivalent and/or successful completion of a language, literacy and numeracy test.

There is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification however, it is recommended that individuals have relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and informal training, work experience and/or life experience.

Entry for mature age students is determined on a minimum of 5 years recent, relevant industry experience.

Upon enrolment all students will be assessed for their language, literacy and numeracy skills. Where these levels fall below the requisite standard for the qualification a learning coach will advise the student of the remedial options open to them. This may involve a withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.

Please refer to the student handbook for full details of the entry level requirements procedure.

  • Understand the project lifecycle and the importance of process.
  • Learn the 5 PM processes of: initiate, plan, execute, control + monitor, and close a project and the 9 knowledge areas
  • Learn how to use project management templates
  • Learn how to develop and implement a project schedule
  • Understand the principles of budgeting and how to develop the project budget
  • Develop the confidence to effectively plan & manage project communications
  • Develop strategies to manage the project team
  • Learn how to effectively negotiate and manage contractors
  • Learn how to determine project risk, monitor & control the risks and assess risk management outcomes
  • Learn how to determine the quality requirements of a project & implement quality assurance processes

‘My time at CAL was better than I expected. I have attended many RTO’s and CAL was by far the most enjoyable experience of all.’ – Peter Haywood

‘Gathering evidence from your work as to what you have experience in was enjoyable and puts a lot of things into perspective as to how much you really know. Learning on the way and investigating what you do at work made it so much fun to learn.’ – Helen Giacobbe

‘Doing the course at night around my fulltime job allowed me the flexibility I wanted and I finished it in a timeframe I was very happy about.’ – Ismir Gugic

FACT: In a recent survey of over 150 CAL graduates 100% said their course met or exceeded their expectations.

Nine no risk reasons to start your Project Management Qualification with the College For Adult Learning

  1. Fact: qualified project managers earn more and get promoted faster, than unqualified project managers.
  2. No semesters, ever: the course starts when YOU want to start. Fill in the form on the right to enrol today, or get answers to your questions.
  3. The program fits in with YOUR schedule, not the other way around. Speed up or slow down in line with your work and other commitments.
  4. Learn from anywhere, at any time: online delivery means you can access the course materials from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  5. Individually Tailored Learning: CAL provdies a new and virtual online learning experience. The course is tailored to your individual needs, and make additional training is made available to you at no extra charge in order to ensure you become the best project manager you can be.
  6. Your own learning team: we team you up with both a Customer Service Representative and a Personal Learning Coach, to ensure you get the one on one support and answers you need, when you need them, so you can easily manage and accelerate your study.
  7. Only for adult learners: we do not accept school leavers into the program. The program is only open to people with relevant experience in managing projects. This focus on adult learners means we treat you like an adult – not an 18 year old with no life experience! We understand learning again can be challenging and we give you the skills you need to achieve your qualification.
  8. Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL): if you already have some experience with projects in the workplace, you can have your experience assessed and credited toward your qualification. Read more about RPL
  9. Start your Course, Risk-Free: you are free to enrol in the program and if you’re not 100% satisfied this is the right path for you, simply let us know any time within 30 days and we will provide a 100% refund of any fees paid. (Terms and Conditions do apply).

What other course providers don’t tell you about Certificate IV in Project Management

  • Traditional training with a TAFE type course is a one schedule for all, rigid semester system that may not be conducive to your timeframe.
  • Some courses in the market are ‘cookie cutter’ one size fits all courses based on a mass production model that do not allow for individual tailoring
  • Some employers prefer to employ students who have studied with private RTOs rather than TAFEs and other publically funded RTOs because they know you will be work ready; employers also value that there will be no need for wasting time with lenghtly workplace induction programs, as a CAL course will have you hit the ground running.
  • Large course providers are virtually a training supermarket. They often do not offer facilitators with specialist experiences in the course fields.
  • You may be chatting in forums with school leavers or international students who are not on your wavelength and don’t share your level or experience or maturity.
  • Beware of courses that do not have a legitimate course identifier number, or who use these expressions; ‘Like a Certificate IV’, ‘Based on a Certificate IV’, ‘The same as a Certificate IV’, or ‘a Partial course’. These courses are not worth the paper they are printed on and will not be recognised in the workforce.
  • Check that the company or individual providing the training is a Registered Training Organisation with a TOID number. (CAL’s TOID no. is 22228).
  • Ensure your course provider is one that knows the current curriculum. Content and guidelines are constantly changing and courses must be updated regularly to stay relevant to your job and the market.

CAL understands adult learners. In a recent survey of over 150 of our graduates, 97% responded that their CAL course was value for money, and 100% responded that the course met or exceeded their expectations. 83% have recommended their course to others.

When you consider the fact that a recognised qualification in project management can give you the skills to gain more responsible and significantly higher paying jobs in project management, the investment involved is easily returned to you tenfold.

The course will easily pay for itself in the form of improved salary prospects and career advancement. Seize the opportunity today.

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