Is this course Nationally Recognised?

This course is a Nationally Recognised Qualification. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we have been approved to run this program across Australia.

Your qualification should be recognised by all employers, training colleges and Universities within Australia. The course code for this qualification is BSB41515.

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With this in mind we have developed a student handbook which includes a range of our policies and procedures, including:

  • Student Code of Conduct
  • Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Access and Equity Policy
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It is a requirement of enrolment that the participant has acknowledged and agreed to these requirements at the time of enrolment and space is include on the enrolment form for this to be indicated.

Nationally Recognised Training

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB41515)

Who should do this course?

This course is suitable for a wide range of people who are involved in some form of project work. It is designed to provide a thorough overview of the project management process, thus assisting both people who are relatively new to project work and those who have had project team experience. We have had a range of people undertake this course including on-site supervisors, teachers, administration staff, managers, regional and local council staff and trainers. Virtually all industries can benefit greatly from having a strong understanding of how to practically implement a project.

How is it trained?

We offer this course through our Workshop Program. The entire course can take from a couple of months to 7-8 months, depending on the experience of the participants. Initially we run a 2 day face to face workshop. The workshop is followed by a 6-8 week gap where participants can practice their skills, work on a project, complete assessment tasks and work through the online student support portal.

After that period of time, another 2 day workshop is run for the remaining practical training, with a 6 -12 week training and assessment program to follow.

Within the workshops we train participants in the core fields within project management (detailed below) and complete a simple sample project to utilise the skills and knowledge gained in class. From there participants select their own project and complete it using the concepts and skills learned in the workshop. Participants submit this as part of their final assessment. We usually provide 6 to 8 months for the final project and other assessments to be completed, depending on the project size and organisational needs.

What is covered in the course?

This course has 9 units of competency, 3 are core units and 6 are electives. We have preselected the following units as they provide a thorough understanding and highly useful project management skills:

  • BSBPMG409 Apply project scope-management techniques
  • BSBPMG410 Apply project time-management techniques
  • BSBPMG411 Apply project quality-management techniques
  • BSBPMG412 Apply project cost-management techniques
  • BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches
  • BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communication techniques
  • BSBPMG415 Apply project risk-management techniques
  • BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures
  • BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes


How is it assessed?

Assessment is undertaken in 2 stages. Part 1 of the evaluation is completed while participants are undertaking their workshops and in the weeks following. This includes project work and theory questions. Students are usually given up to 2 months from the end of the workshop to finalise and submit the in-class workbook components, either in hard copy or electronically (preferred). Stage 2 of the assessment is undertaken after the 2nd workshop. Participants usually have the opportunity select their own project, usually a workplace project, which is usually due 3 to 6 months from the end of the workshop. This is sometimes completed as a team activity, though individual contribution and assessment submissions are required.

Assessment is marked within 2 working weeks of submission and a detailed report is emailed to the participant giving feedback on the submission. Students may not achieve competency upon their initial submission. If this is the case, their trainer/assessor will provide feedback on what needs to be addressed. It is highly recommended that the participant reads through their notes and materials prior to resubmitting their work. Each student has a maximum of 2 resubmission attempts to achieve competency.

Course Cost

The full cost of the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is $3,950. Contact us for corporate pricing rates as discounts may apply for group registrations and in-house training programs.

Diploma Upgrade Program

For those who have recently (in the last 2 years) completed the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice program with DevelopMental Training Academy, a shortened program is available. Contact our office on 1300 529 889 for details. The Upgrade to Diploma of Project Management page has additional information.

Further Questions?

If you would like further information on studying with DevelopMental Training Academy, or would like to discuss this course in particular, please contact our office on 1300 529 889 or email us at There is also considerable information available on this website and we recommend that you browse through the pages at your leisure, beginning with the Things to Know section. The FAQs page is also a useful place to visit.

This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification, delivered through DevelopMental Pty Ltd, provider number 32229.