BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

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Graduates of the Project Planning Breakthrough courses can now gain a BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management qualifications.

We can complete this with you and your organisation by means of:

  1. Recognition of Prior Learning through an evidence portfolio and an assessment. We provide each candidate an assessment book which outlines the type of evidence they need to provide in order to show that they are competent in each area. Coaching is provided via organised phone and WebEx meeting throughout the process. Students then have a workplace assessment linked to their evidence portfolio.
  2. A face to face method which is offered in flexible options. This can be done either as a week, or over a number of days across several months, evening classes, or weekend delivery. These flexible solutions will offer you and your organisation the opportunity to complete the programs with support from the dedicated Facilitator and assessor of these programs who will work with your team to ensure the practical application and knowledge, with the theory and skills are met for you.

Priority Management is also globally recognised training provider with the Project Management Institute, graduates of both Priority Management’s Working Smart with Microsoft Project and Project Planning Breakthroughs courses can obtain Professional Development Units.

Project Planning Breakthrough1161-PMB0002021PDU’s
Working Smart with Microsoft Project1161–TN0611617PDU’s

BSB40920 CERTIFICATE IV Project Management Practice is suitable for people who are involved in projects but don’t manage the project. Assessment via RPL and RCC is suitable for those who have experience in working on or managing a project.

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Learn more about BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice




What's Included

UNIT 1: BSBPMG420 Apply project scope-management techniques

Element 1.1 – Contribute to defining project scope
Element 1.2 – Apply project scope controls
Element 1.3 – Contribute to review of scope controls

UNIT 2: BSBPMG421 Apply project-time-management techniques

Element 2.1 – Assist in the development of project schedule
Element 2.2 – Maintain project schedule
Element 2.3 – Participate in assessing time-management outcomes

UNIT 3: BSBPMG422 Apply project-quality-management techniques

Element 3.1 – Contribute to project quality planning
Element 3.2 – Apply quality policies and procedures
Element 3.3 – Contribute to project continuous improvement process

UNIT 4: BSBPMG423 Apply project cost-management techniques

Element 4.1 – Assist in developing the project budget
Element 4.2 – Monitor project costs
Element 4.3 – Contribute to cost finalisation

UNIT 5: BSBPMG424 Apply project human resource management approaches

Element 5.1 – Assist in determining human resource requirements
Element 5.2 – Contribute to establishing and maintaining productive team relationships
Element 5.3 – Assist with human resource monitoring
Element 5.4 – Contribute to evaluating human resource practices

UNIT 6: BSBPMG425 Apply project information management and communication techniques

Element 6.1 – Contribute to communications planning
Element 6.2 – Conduct information-management activities
Element 6.3 – Communicate project information
Element 6.4 – Contribute to assessing effectiveness of communication

UNIT 7: BSBPMG426 Apply project risk-management techniques

Element 7.1 – Assist with risk analysis and planning
Element 7.2 – Perform risk-control activities
Element 7.3 – Contribute to assessing risk-management outcomes

UNIT 8: BSBPMG427 Apply project procurement procedures

Element 8.1 – Assist with procurement planning
Element 8.2 – Contribute to supplier selection process
Element 8.3 – Conduct procurement activities
Element 8.4 – Assist in finalising procurement activities

UNIT 9: BSBPMG429 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

Element 9.1 – Assist in identifying and addressing stakeholder interests
Element 9.2 – Actively participate in stakeholder engagement
Element 9.3 – Assist stakeholder communications

BSB40920 CERTIFICATE IV Project Management Practice is suitable for people who are involved in projects but don’t manage the project. Assessment via RPL and RCC is suitable for those who have experience in working on or managing a project.This qualification is an intermediate level qualification for people required to supervise components of a project. It is aimed at:

  • Learners with some project experience
  • Workers with project experience who are now being asked to supervise components of projects and liaise directly with clerical staff
  • Administrators who need to monitor and report on projects.

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to perform the following functions associated with Project Management, including:

  • Project team members
  • Learners
  • Executive/Administrative assistants
  • Project support members
  • Project records assistants
  • Project assistant
  • Assist in Project Procurement, Schedules, Contract Management, etc.

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • A preference to become involved in Project-related activity
  • Vocational experience in project-based work.
  • Work experience in operational work that can be applied to Project work.
  • 10927NAT Certificate III in Project Administration

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake the following training in order to progress into project management:

  • BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

When undertaking this course, learners should have access to a relevant workplace role, literacy and numeracy levels at least equivalent to level 3 of the Australian core skills framework (ACSF). They should be able to work independently; to investigate, identify and evaluate knowledge; and to learn in a team environment, including some mentoring of others.

Further information on ACSF levels can be found at

Learning support is available as required. Please contact Priority Management to discuss your needs.

The format of this qualification is a blend of face to face training, with coaching support, Webinar sessions and students gathering evidence from day to day work over a period of up to 2 years. Supervised hours 50 hours of face-to-face training comprising:

  • orientation meeting – 2 hours
  • Project Planning Breakthroughs course (PPB) – 24 hours over three days
  • 8 x 2 Hour Webinars per year = 16 hours per year

Optional: additional courses in Negotiating (16 hours), Working Sm@rt with Microsoft Outlook course (WSMO) – (6 hours), Working Sm@rt with Microsoft Project course (WSMSP) – (8 hours), Microsoft Excel (8 hours), Influencing (8 hours), Working Sm@rt in Microsoft Teams (8 hours), Microsoft OneNote (5 hours)

14 hours per week at the workplace working on live projects and gathering evidence – 44 weeks = 616 hours per year

8 x 2-hour webinars per year = 16 hours per year (2 years)

Consultation with trainer/assessor – 8 hours per month (approx.)

Workplace/On the Job Training:

  • Supervised work. 14 Hours per week working on live projects and gathering evidence – 44 weeks = 616 hours
  • Unsupervised hours. 12 Hours per week working on live projects and gathering evidence – 44 weeks = 528 hours

Note: Total supervised and unsupervised hours may vary depending on students existing skills and evidence or evidence of recognition of prior learning.

  • Certificate IV in project management practice Workbook, Training and Assessment.
  • Project Planning Breakthroughs
  • Microsoft Project Fundamentals

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    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
    • OneNote
    • Added only if required - MS Project, MS Visio

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