Course Code BSB41515
Accreditation Nationally Recognised
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.
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:
|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|
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 6 months with a full-time (around 15-20hrs per week) study load or in 12-16 months on a part-time study load (around 6hrs per week), but we allow a 24-month standard course enrolment duration, depending on circumstances.
We provide engaging tutorials, industry-relevant assessments and work-ready learning outcomes.
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.
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.
This course offers pathways to further study with entry into:
In order to succeed in our online qualifications, prospective students will need to demonstrate the required level of competency in English language, literacy and numeracy skills. This usually means we require either completion of year 12 (or equivalent) or the completion of a language, literacy and numeracy test to ensure you have the foundation and ACSF skills necessary to commence study with us. The required level of competency for a Diploma is ACSF Level 4 and for a Certificate IV, ACSF Level 3 is the required competency level.
While there is no formal prerequisite study required to enter this qualification, it is recommended that individuals 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.
Upon enrolment, all students will 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 a withdrawal of enrolment and refund of fees paid.
Please refer to the relevant CAL Policies and the Student Handbook for full details of the entry-level requirements procedure.
You will need access to a laptop or computer with adequate internet connection, and at least the equivalent of Microsoft Office (eg: Google Docs, iWork, etc).
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.
At The College for Adult Learning, we understand 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 that can suit any lifestyle or budget.
|Payment Plan||Payment Amount||Payment Plan Length||Total Amount Paid|
|Full Payment Upfront||$2495||One Payment||$2495|
|3 x Monthly Payments||$870||3 Months||$2610|
|6 x Monthly Payments||$445||6 Months||$2670|
|12 x Monthly Payments||$235||12 Months||$2820|
|52 x Weekly Payments||$55||12 Months||$2860|
|18 x Monthly Payments||$160||18 Months||$2880|
|78 x Weekly Payments||$37||18 Months||$2886|
In order to maintain the high quality training we’re so proud of, we are not affiliated with FEE-HELP schemes or VET Student Loans, and remain a Fee For Service provider.
We understand the financial pressure and concerns that come with undertaking study, so we keep our prices highly competitive and offer flexible payment plans to suit all budgets and lifestyles.
Don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 907 870 to discuss a flexible plan that suits your budget
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.
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.
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.
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.