BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice


BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice



TOTAL: $1,290.00


TOTAL: $1,390.00 over 3 months
Initial Payment: $382
Succeeding Payments: $168 X 6 fortnightly payments

Units of Competency


Course Access

12 months access to online course

Support Hours

7am - 9pm AEST (Mon - Fri),
9am - 1pm AEST (Sat - Sun)

Assessments Marked

Within 5 business days

Course Requirements

  • Sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Access to an internet connection

Delivery Mode

100% online, no classroom attendance

Trainer Support


Learning and assessment options

Your workplace or our virtual company as your simulated workplace


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Want to become a project coordinator? Just imagine getting the job you’ve always wanted!

The BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice will give you the skills needed to launch yourself into the stimulating, challenging and dynamic project management industry. This qualification reflects the cross-industry application of the work functions normally undertaken by a project team, spanning all phases of a project from concept through to close-out.

You will gain valuable skills, including setting timelines and targets, project costing, budget management, quality control, communicating with key stakeholders, as well as recruiting and leading personnel to work on the project.

The BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice should be viewed as an opportunity to gain new skills and as a stepping stone to launch a career as a project coordinator, manager or lead.

On completion of your qualification, you will have the competence to plan, execute, monitor, control and close a project. This course will give you the confidence to lead a team and deliver the project’s outcomes.

Career Opportunities

  • Communications liaison
  • Small contracts officer
  • Estimator and scheduler
  • Project administrator
  • Project analyst
  • Project assistant
  • Project coordinator
  • Project officer
  • Project records officer
  • Project support
  • Project team member
  • Small business operator

We provide you with twelve (12) months to complete this course. How long it actually takes will be reflective of the time you are able to dedicate to your studies.

This course could be completed within 15 – 20 hours of study per unit. It may take you less time, it may take you more. That is why we give you twelve (12) months and all the support you need. The rest is up to you!

BSBADM405 Organise meetings

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • organise a meeting and advise participants accordingly
  • prepare and distribute all documentation required for the meeting
  • take meeting notes which accurately reflect what was discussed during the meeting
  • produce minutes based on own notes providing an accurate account of the meeting
  • circulate copies of meeting minutes within predetermined timeframes
Demonstrate knowledge of:  
  • culturally appropriate communication techniques
  • relevant formats for agendas and minutes
  • key provisions of relevant legislation
  • organisational procedures relevant to the task

BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • contribute to delineating and controlling project scope
  • record project scope management plan
  • interpret and follow project initiation documentation for purposes of documenting project scope

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • components of a project scope management plan
  • factors likely to impact project scope
  • formal change-control processes
  • methods for measuring work outcomes and progress against plans
  • methods for segmenting and documenting a work breakdown structure
  • procedures for reporting a change in scope
  • types of project initiation documentation

BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • create a project schedule showing tasks, deliverable milestones, sequence, dependencies and time estimates
  • apply time-management techniques in a project
  • use tools and techniques to maintain, monitor and update a project schedule

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • implications of time management for project resources, costs and risks
  • methods for estimating task duration and resource requirements
  • tools and techniques for managing project time and their particular applications
  • techniques used to measure, record and report progress of activities

BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • work in a team environment to plan and develop quality management and continuous improvement parameters
  • apply quality management techniques in a project relevant to the organisation and industry context
  • maintain accurate quality records
  • contribute to project continuous improvement process

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • implementation of quality-assurance processes and requirements
  • implementation of quality-control processes and requirements
  • quality criteria relevant to industry
  • application of quality management tools and methodologies relevant to industry and organisation
  • explain quality standards and their place in the project life cycle

BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • produce a project budget
  • closely monitor project expenditure
  • finalise project costs and make recommendations for possible improvements to future projects

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • budgeting processes and their relationship to project life cycle
  • how to apply cost management tools and techniques

BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • produce work breakdown structures in human resource project planning
  • construct effective methods for monitoring roles, responsibilities and performance in projects
  • demonstrate methods for providing feedback on performance and improving performance of project team members

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • alternative project personnel engagement options
  • job design principles and work breakdown structures
  • learning and development approaches that can be incorporated into project life cycle
  • methods for skills analysis
  • project roles, responsibilities and reporting requirements for human resources

BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • lead an effective team in planning and implementing all necessary communications for a workplace project
  • evaluate and review project communication outcomes and make recommendations for future improvements

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • models and methods of communications management in context of project life cycle and other project management functions
  • importance of managing risk by treating information securely
  • methods of reviewing outcomes
  • organisational policies and procedures relevant to this role in a specific context

BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • assist others in identifying and prioritising potential risks and developing risk-management strategies, plans and reporting mechanisms
  • apply, monitor and review risk-control measures, including contingency measures to mitigate risks
  • evaluate, review and report on risk-management processes and make recommendations for future improvements

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • identify tools to help determine potential risks for a specific project
  • explain strategies for managing project risks and their application in different situations
  • the importance of risk-contingency measures

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • explain clearly and accurately to work team the relevant work health and safety (WHS) information including:
    • WHS legislative and organisational requirements
    • identified hazards and outcomes of risk assessment and control
  • ensure that the team has access to information about WHS policies, procedures and programs in appropriate structure and language
  • implement and monitor procedures according to organisational and legislative WHS requirements including:
    • consultation and communications to enable team members to participate in managing WHS risks and hazards
    • identifying WHS training needs and providing learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring as appropriate to needs
    • identifying, reporting and taking action on WHS hazards and risks
    • identifying and reporting inadequacies in existing risk controls and monitoring outcomes to ensure a prompt organisational response
    • reporting on the cost of WHS training
  • keeping WHS records
  • analysing aggregate WHS data to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures in work area

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • legal responsibilities and duties of managers, supervisors, persons conducting businesses or undertakings (PCBUs) and workers in relation to WHS risk management in the workplace
  • key provisions of relevant WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice that apply to the business and outline how they apply in the work area
  • organisational policies and procedures relating to hazard identification, risk management, fire, emergency and evacuation, incident investigation and reporting
  • importance of effective consultation mechanisms in managing health and safety risks in the workplace
  • how the hierarchy of control applies in the work area


There are no formal requirements. However, learners will need:
  • Sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
    • Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing
    • Proficiency with web browser software and sending/receiving e-mail including e-mail with attachment
    • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • To meet technical requirements

Technology requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended); MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Monitor w/ at least 1024x768 screen resolution
  • Internet access: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 1.5Mbps
  • Valid personal email address
  • Sound card
  • Speakers and microphone/headset
  • Access to a webcam, photocopier, printer & scanner
  • The latest version of Java, QuickTime, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player
  • Word processing software e.g. Microsoft Office
  • Up-to-date web browser version

Support you can expect from AOT

Our focus is to provide the real-world skills and knowledge that you need to advance your career, fulfill your goals and achieve success in the workplace. No matter what course you choose, here at AOT you will receive the assistance and support that will help make your study time convenient, manageable and worthwhile.

The benefit of studying with us is that you don't have to schedule your time to attend face-to-face classroom sessions. You can study at times convenient to you in your own home or anywhere that suits your learning style.

To support you in your study we provide:

Personal course induction
A Student Support Officer will personally take you through the sauceLMS and your course.

Live chat
Instant support available by a trainer whilst you are studying 7am - 9pm AEST (Mon to Fri), 9am - 1pm AEST (Sat to Sun).

Contact us form
Contact us at any time using the Contact us form found within your course to create support tickets.

Mentoring sessions
You can book an appointment with your personal trainer to discuss the learning material, assessment expectations, or assessment feedback.

Virtual Classroom sessions
This can be booked with your trainer for specific assessments.

Help and Support
A section on your sauceLMS dashboard with useful links including FAQs.

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