This qualification is suitable for autonomous individuals who identify and apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. Job titles for these roles may include contracts officers, project administrators, project officers, project support, quality officers and small business operators.
Individuals in these roles might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities.
On completion of this qualification, you will have learned how to:
- Identify project requirements
- Establish clear and achievable objectives
- Balance the competing demands of scope, time, cost and quality
- Adapt the specifications, plans, and approach to the different concerns and expectations of the various stakeholders.
9 units of competency are required to achieve this qualification consisting of 3 core and 6 electives.
BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the control of a project’s scope by assisting with identifying its objectives, deliverables, constraints, assumptions and outcomes; and by applying controls once the project has commenced. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.
BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to assist with project scheduling activities, apply and monitor the agreed project schedule, and evaluate the effectiveness of time management for the project.
BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to enhance project outcomes by contributing to quality planning, applying quality policies and procedures, and contributing to continuous improvement in projects.
Electives (6 electives required)
BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to assist in producing a project budget, to monitor project expenditure and contribute to cost finalisation processes.
BSBPMG413 Apply human resources management approaches
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of human resources management of a project. It involves establishing human resource requirements, identifying the learning and development needs of people working on the project, facilitating these needs being met, and resolving conflict in the team.
BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to provide a critical link between people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. It involves assisting the project team to plan communications, communicating information related to the project, and reviewing communications.
BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of risk management in a project. It specifically involves planning for, controlling and reviewing risks associated with the project, and assisting in this process where required.
BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in implementing project life cycle management processes in a project support role.
BSBPMG418 Apply stakeholder engagement techniques
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to assist in managing stakeholder relationships during a project. It involves ensuring timely and appropriate involvement of key individuals, organisations and groups throughout the project.
BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to assist with procurement for a project. It involves identifying procurement requirements, assisting with supplier selection, conducting procurement activities, and assisting with procurement finalisation activities for the project. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role. The individual may be operating in a large or small organisation, and applying skills in the context of enterprise projects. The project practitioner may be part of a project team under the direction of a project manager or may work as part of a smaller scale, self-directed team.
This program is delivered through six days of instruction in the classroom, delivered one day per month over 6 months. A range of delivery methods is used between classroom days including but not limited to self-paced reading, project-based evidence gathering, use of case studies and online resources. It is expected that learners will attend all class sessions and contribute to class discussions.
Demonstration, presentation and participation in classroom activities will be the assessment methods used in the classroom. Approximately 1-2 months after the conclusion of the classroom training, learners will be asked to attend an additional assessment support day to which they will be required to bring evidence of workplace documentation as deemed appropriate by the assessor.
Submission of workplace projects
Evidence for each unit needs to be provided from simple projects. Simple projects mean that for each unit, evidence can be provided from one project. These projects should involve:
- A comprehensive project plan
- A formal communications strategy
- A dedicated project budget
- A wide range of stakeholders
- A project team.
The assessment strategies include:
- Completion of multiple choice tests
- Written assessments which, in combination with other assessment strategies, allow the student to demonstrate competency in the performance criteria specified for each unit. In most instances, this will be based on the application of the project management skills in real projects at the learner’s workplace or else based on a simulated environment through case studies.
- Completion of workplace document templates that correspond to key project management tasks such as, but not limited to, a feasibility study, project plan or risk management plan using data from the workplace or applied to the case studies referred to above.
Requirements for this qualification:
Learners will be employed in a project-related position. This qualification requires a good command of spoken English, the capacity and ability to interact with team members, customers and staff, to read and the ability to write and communicate at the level needed to effectively communicate within the business at a senior level. Technology literacy requirements include being able to access to the internet and knowledge of MS Project or Project Management Software Programs, industry-relevant software, technology and equipment for eg writing letters, emails, prepare and writing reports, spreadsheets.
For further information about this qualification please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Employers – this qualification can be customised to the needs of your business.
Successful completion of all units of competency will result in the award of a nationally recognised BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice from the Business Services Training Package. Participants who do not successfully complete the full program will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for any of the unit/s of competency they have been deemed competent in. Recognition is available for this qualification – see the Participant Handbook or the Recognition Process page for more information. http://www.bsilearning.edu.au/resources/recognition-processes/
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart & Skilled (NSW residents only). For more information and eligibility requirements see http://www.bsilearning.edu.au/funded-training/smart-and-skilled.