BSB41515

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB41515) online

  30-Day Risk Free Guarantee

  One-on-one Expert Tutor Support

  100% Flexible Online Learning

Project management is the world’s fastest growing profession. A job for life is now being replaced by shorter term contracts or project work, and with individuals now experiencing 5-7 career changes in their working life, project management is a discipline that offers flexibility in the face of an ever-changing world. Project Management in Australia today is an exciting, constantly changing/evolving and incredibly diverse profession that is totally transferable from business to business, sector to sector, and profession to profession. In a profession of such enormous diversity, there are just as many diverse career choices & opportunities for professional project managers.

Project management is also becoming a core skill set for managers, coordinators and team leaders. Anyone responsible for organising, managing, monitoring and reviewing workflow will gain significant increases in productivity and overall effectiveness by adopting the Project Management 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 Project Management life-cycle, the processes and systems and give you the skills and knowledge to work effectively as a project team member.

Study the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice online

  • Study how long you want, when you want
  • Fit your study time around your lifestyle
  • No need to attend scheduled classes or tutorials
  • No strict or unreasonable deadlines to meet

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

TIMEFRAME

Part-Time: Approx. 10-12 months
Full-Time: Approx. 8 months

Generous 24-month enrolment period

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Flexible Plans: Starting from just $37/wk
Upfront Discount: Only $2495

Save up to 13.5%* when you pay upfront

UNITS

Hand-selected: 9 Units
 

Content created in partnership with industry leaders

Get your Course Guide

Course Details

Units

Get job-ready with industry relevant units designed to help you succeed

This Certificate IV incorporates the project management methodology of the PMBOK & ISO standards. It is modelled around the 5 Project Management processes of; initiate, plan, execute, control + monitor and close a project, as well as 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:

UNITS
CODE PROGRAM
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 Communications Techniques
BSBPMG415 Apply Project Risk Management Techniques
BSBPMG416 Apply Project Procurement Procedures

Duration

Our courses are 100% online and are self-paced.

This means you can choose to study on a more intense time schedule, or just fit it around your lifestyle when you can.
The course can be completed in as little as 8 months with a full-time study load or in 10-12 months on a part-time study load, but we allow a generous 24-month standard course enrolment duration.

We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.

  • Complete the course your way – at your own time, pace and convenience
  • You win from the start with no classes, no rush hour dash or parking hassles
  • Tutorials are easily navigated and the order can be adapted to your priorities
  • Unit quizzes serve to demonstrate knowledge obtained
  • You receive a personal learning plan and regular feedback and personal assistance from our experienced facilitators
  • Learning occurs on the job and you can apply your knowledge while you study for immediate results

Depending on your current skills and amount of experience you have, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning and be eligible for course acceleration.

Study Pathways

Who is this course designed for?

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.

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 Project Management Professional or Manager.

Build your career with a diploma

This course offers pathways to further study with entry into:

Entry & Study Requirements

There are no formal prerequisite study requirements.

In order to succeed in our online qualifications, our students are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older at the time of registration
  • Demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills

The required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills for Diploma and Certificate IV qualifications is ACSF Level 3.

To ensure you have the ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us, you may be required to completed a language, literacy and numeracy test if English is not your first language and you do not hold any nationally recognised Australian qualifications.

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

While there is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification, it is beneficial for students to have some relevant industry experience to assist with the learning application required for this course. This may have been obtained through formal and/or informal training, work experience and life experience.

Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.

Technical Requirements

You will need regular access to a laptop, desktop computer or another device with the following:

  • An adequate and reliable internet connection
  • At least the equivalent of Microsoft Office, with word-processing capabilities and spreadsheets (eg: Google Docs, iWork, etc)
  • A PDF Reader installed
Recognition of Prior Learning

Get credit for demonstrated skills and knowledge

If you have extensive experience in the industry with a high level of knowledge, competency and ability, you may be eligible for RPL.
This process may enable you to get unit credits for competencies you’ve already demonstrated so you can fast-track your qualification.

Learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning here or contact us to see what you might qualify for.

Fees & Payment Options
  • 61.8%

    % of managers with at least a Diploma qualification

The wealth of knowledge Michael had was fantastic. I feel I will be supported throughout the program.

Michael Van Langenberg

It covered all topics. Talent management, operations, leadership and metrics. Great overview issues in work place discussion. Great output.

Lenny Ewers

Inspiring that I’m on the right track. This course will benefit me personally and my organization overall.

Dawn Penney

Very practical and useful information that is directly related to the workplace.

Angela Henderson

As the course has progressed it has really increased my knowledge and improved my confidence in the workplace!

Sarah West

In an interview, the panel were interested in my history of people management and delivering high quality customer service. They noted that my formal study in this area reflected my suitability for this position.

Jenny Culver

Course Outcomes

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Get a nationally recognised and respected qualification

  • An Accreditation you can trust from an RTO with over 15 years’ experience in adult learning.
  • Flexible unit selection for adult learners – A tailored course that practically ‘fills the gaps’ in your experience, and does not require you to study what you already know.
  • Online 21st century learning – Quality video tutorials with comprehensive voice instructions and hands-on exercises that enable you to learn by doing.
  • Expert and up to date content – programs that are purposefully developed to be globally and future focused, rich in current workplace topics and practically relevant to your career.
  • A 30 day “earn your trust” no-risk Money Back Guarantee.
  • The option of quality 1 on 1 interactive support – Fully trained learning coaches who have been adult students themselves and actually care about your future success.
  • Access to a comprehensive package of bonus elective tutorials, unique to CAL, that will support your Accreditation with a distinct competitive advantage.
  • Specialist industry specific tool kit and resources that you will not find from any other course provider.

Career Opportunities

Invest in your career with a qualification

Investing in yourself is the greatest investment you can make. Project Management is an in demand career, and the earning potential is growing fast. The key to building a career is a recognised qualification like the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

  • Fact: qualified project managers earn more and get promoted faster, than unqualified project managers.
  • The 2010 Hays Salary guide reports senior project managers earning $120-165K
  • Building construction project managers in the private sector command up to $200K.
  • Mycareer.com states the average 2012 salary for project managers is $140,000.

With the need for professional project managers increasing, how do you keep your knowledge current and stand out from the crowd?

You may be at risk of being passed over for career progression, salary increases or promotion opportunities because you do not have a recognised qualification in project management.

In Project Management, hiring decision makers consider the real quality of your qualifications.

Your qualification needs to stack up to the level of your experience as represented by your CV. In this competitive market some may be tempted by a quick fix, tick the box Project Management course. Beware – these less reputable courses do not stand up under scrutiny. You need an assessment based, quality accreditation that is clever enough to validate your experience using evidence from your workplace, while giving you the skills to secure the job and future income you deserve.

In-Demand Skills for a Senior Project Administrator

Essential skills for the modern Project Manager

A qualification in project management shows potential employers that you are serious about your career and the discipline of project management and also that you are both qualified and competent to do the job and have the correct set of skills required.

Although you will use the same fundamental skills and processes across projects, don’t be afraid to pursue one specific area. A great project manager should be able to manage projects across any industry but many will choose to specialise in one area of project management to really hone in on their skills. Take the time to figure out which types of projects you would like to manage and focus your learning to know as much about that industry as you can.

A huge portion of a project manager’s work is communicating with team members and project stakeholders. For instance, if something was to unexpectedly happen during project execution and the project manager realised there may be a delay in the completion date. A great project manager will need to communicate this information as soon as possible to all those involved. Different stakeholders need to be approached differently and may need phone calls or personal visits to reassure them.

Project Coordinator
$63,000
Senior Project Administrator
$67,000
Contract Administrator
$62,000


30-Day Risk Free Guarantee
Terms & Conditions apply


One-on-one Expert Tutor Support


100% Flexible Online Learning