BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

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Course Information

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Contracts Officer, Project Administrator and Quality Officer.

Individuals in these roles work autonomously, and 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.

Project Managers are responsible for managing all facets of the project, from beginning to end. They define the project using scope, time and quality management skills and techniques.


The Certificate IV will provide you with skills you can apply now, as well as a solid career pathway.

You will learn about:

  • Application of project scope management techniques
  • Application of project time management techniques
  • Application of project quality management techniques
  • Application of project cost management techniques
  • Application of project cost procurement processes
  • Implementation and monitoring of WHS policies, procedures and programs

Job roles could include:

  • Project Administrator
  • Contracts Officer
  • Quality Officer
  • Project analyst




$3999 – Full Fee-Paying Student
Payment plans available

Course Duration

This course is self-paced study.

The course can be delivered over a range of course durations, depending on the needs and characteristics of the student(s) and their employer(s) where relevant.

Most students will finish the course in 12 months.

Students may complete the program earlier than these timelines through achievement of RPL, credit transfer or competency-based progression through the course, but students who are new to industry will most likely take longer to complete.

Course Delivery

The course can be completed online, with video calls with the trainer to assist with the learning if required. Some practical components may also need to be completed via video calls, and recorded as part of the evidence.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, with the exception of the completion of a Pre-enrolment Review.

There are no licencing, legislative or certifications that apply to this qualification.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally recognised Australian qualification BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 9

3 core units plus

6 elective units, of which:

  • 3 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • for the remaining 3 elective units:
  • up to 3 units may be selected from Groups A and B
  • if not listed, up to 3 units may be selected from a Certificate IV or higher from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

    Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Chosen elective units must not include BSBPMG430 Undertake project work.


    Core Units

    BSBPMG420 Apply project scope management techniques
    BSBPMG421 Apply project time management techniques
    BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques


    Elective Units

    Group A – Project Management

    BSBPMG423 Apply project cost management techniques
    BSBPMG424 Apply project human resources management approaches
    BSBPMG425 Apply project information management and communications techniques
    BSBPMG426 Apply project risk management techniques
    BSBPMG427 Apply project procurement procedures
    BSBPMG428 Apply project life cycle management processes
    BSBPMG429 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

    Group B – Transferable Skills

    BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices
    BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
    BSBOPS401 Coordinate business resources
    BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing
    BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
    BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work processes
    BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
    BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
    BSBXCS401 Maintain security of digital devices
    CPPDSM4047 Implement and monitor procurement process
    MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
    PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation
    TLIE4006 Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information

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