Project Management Practice Certificate IV BSB40920

LEARN ESSENTIAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND CONTRIBUTE TO A SUCCESFUL WORKPLACE PROJECT OUTCOME

Formal, structured project management training is an essential tool to ensure that you are able to contribute to the success of a workplace project. The Certificate IV in Project Management Practice addresses all key topics for successful project implementation such as scope and time management, cost management and resource management. Select your choice of business electives to tailor your program.

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offered under the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Please note that subjects and specific units of competency on offer will vary and may change during your enrolment

Elective subjects may apply and will be determined during the induction process

  • Define the Project Scope and Schedule

    This subject has been specifically designed to lay a strong project management foundation for the Certificate IV course. Focusing on the various project management roles you may play, this subject looks at the methods, tools and current workplace practices learners need to know to be adept at successfully managing the complex scope, scheduling and communication requirements of a modern workplace project.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBPMG420 Apply project scope management techniques
    • BSBPMG421 Apply project time management techniques
  • Making and Communicating Good Business Decisions

    This subject focuses on the skills required to make and communicate sound business decisions. Active listening, critical and creative thinking, problem solving and using workplace data lead directly into how to best communicate results to your stakeholders.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices
    • BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace
    • BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
  • Mid Course Survey

    • Unit(s):
    • MID-SURVEY Mid Course Survey
  • Support Project Budget and Resourcing

    Successful projects demand the effective management of both human and financial resources. This critical subject will build your ability to identify, estimate and manage resource costs to ensure on-target project success. This subject will also deliver the foundations of managing teams, bridging skills gaps and assigning project workloads. Starting concepts with Earned Value Management are covered like CV and CPI, as are resource histograms and budget variances.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBPMG423 Apply project cost management techniques
    • BSBPMG424 Apply project human resources management approaches
  • Identify and Address Project Risks

    Delivering quality and controlling risk is a major factor in every project. This subject will show you how to set, monitor and control quality throughout the project life cycle to deliver superior results. Protecting those results will also require learning how to identify, monitor and control the many possible risks that could threaten your project goals.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques
    • BSBPMG426 Apply project risk management techniques

Course Fees

Quality Education at a Fair Price

$

1,580

* - $

5,000



Course Duration

40 weeks is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice course.

Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.

Entry Requirements

for the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

  • Past Work Experience
    For this qualification you should have completed a Certificate III or have relevant work experience
  • Literacy Skills
    Reading Skills
    You must be able to:
    Interpret and analyse complex texts relevant to workplace requirements (ie policies and procedures)
    Read, analyse and evaluate information and ideas to extract meaning relevant to the topic
    Use different reading strategies to draw meaning for complex texts (ie identifying, questioning, previewing)

    As a guide - you should have completed Year 12 schooling, or have proven workplace reading skills.

    Writing Skills
    You must be able to:
    Clearly communicate complex ideas and information in writing
    Draft complex emails and letters to convey required information or ideas
    Demonstrate knowledge of written structure and layout appropriate to the purpose

    As a guide - you must have completed Year 12 schooling, or have proven workplace written communication skills.
  • Language Skills (Spoken English)
    You must be able to:
    Demonstrate flexibility in spoken language by using the appropriate structure and/or strategy
    Extract the key ideas or information from spoken conversations across a range of contexts
    Explain complex procedures and give clear sequenced instructions to others in familiar setting

    As a basic guide - you must have sufficient English speaking skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with your Student Adviser over the phone.
  • Numeracy
    You must be able to:
    Interpret, comprehend and use a range of everyday mathematical information in familiar and routine contexts

    As a basic guide - you must have completed Year 10 schooling, or have a working knowledge of basic mathematical functions.
  • Digital Literacy Skills
    You must be able to:
    Open and use a computer application (such as your Web Browser)
    Navigate a website by following instructions and follow website "links"
    Type and edit text eg for both short and long answer assessment questions
    Select the appropriate answers in a multiple choice list (select the correct option(s))
    Download, save, edit and upload documents or files
    Write, edit, send, receive and save emails
    Open and use a word processing application (such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs)
    Open and use a spreadsheet program (such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets) depending on electives chosen
  • Computer and Internet Requirements
    You must have:
    Access to a Desktop Computer or Laptop; some course work may be completed via mobile devices
    Internet access with Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome or Firefox
    Microsoft Office 2010 Word (or higher) and Subject specific Microsoft Office products for chosen electives (ie Excel or Powerpoint)

Learner's Rights and Obligations

  • ACCM's Obligations to our Learners

    ACCM has many obligations to provide a quality learning experience to our valued learners.

    However, two are critical obligations in the VET sector

    1.  ACCM College is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015

    This means we must maintain the high quality standards expected of RTO's as outlined in our governing regulations.

    2.  ACCM College is responsible for the issuance of the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) certification documentation

    This means we are responsible for issuing you the qualification testamur or statement of attainment upon finalisation of your course (once all invoicing has been paid).

  • Learner's Rights

    As the Learner, there are specific rights you must be made specifically aware of under the Standards for RTOs 2015:

    1.  The details of our Complaints and Appeals process which can be found here ACCM's Complaint Policy

    2. The process and policy if ACCM were to close or cease to deliver any part of the training product you are enrolled in.  The specific policy can be found in our Qualification Transition, Cessation and Teach Out Policy

    You can also find these and other policies on our main Policy Page.

     

  • Learner's Obligations

    As the Learner, there are also some obligations that you have to enrol in an ACCM qualification.

    1.  You must meet any Entry Requirements listed on this page, such as:

    • Required Current Work Situation
    • Experience and Qualification Requirements
    • Formal Entry Requirements
    • Required Work Background
    • Literacy Skills
    • Language Skills
    • Numeracy Skills
    • Digital Literacy Skills
    • Computer and Internet Requirements

    2.  There is also a Student Progress and Participation Policy designed to help you reach your goals.  You can read more about this policy here 

    3.  Learners also have an obligation to behave in a professional manner with ACCM staff at all times.

    If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please give us a call before you begin the enrolment process.

    We want to make sure you are set up for success!

  • ACCM Participation Policy

    One of the keys to our success is the strong communication we maintain with our Learners.

    ACCM has a proactive communication and participation policy with our learners.

    For more information, please read our Student Progress and Participation Policy

Is Online Learning Right For You?
Please review the following information to ensure that an online course is the right choice for you.

  • What You Need To Consider About Online Courses Before Enrolling

    Online learning is not for everyone.

    Before enrolling consider:

    • Do you have the computer equipment and internet facilities?
    • How good is your Digital Literacy?
    • Are you able to learn using online options or would a face to face class be better for you?
    • Do you have the time and discipline to study each week?
    • Our Student Advisers help you via phone contact. Will this work for you?
    • Are the remote assessment methods (like role plays) activities that you can participate in?

     

    Although we offer high level support - if online isn't for you - it isn't for you...

    It is in your best interests to choose another provider if online isn't for you.

  • What is Assessment

    Assessment is the process to award a student competency in unit/s of competency.

    For a student to be assessed as competent, we must ensure the student has:

    • learnt and absorbed the required knowledge
    • developed the skills (often progressively) and
    • can combine the knowledge and skills to demonstrate:
      - an ability to perform relevant tasks in a variety of workplace situations (or accurately simulated workplace situations)
      - consistency in performance and a consistent ability to demonstrate skills when performing tasks
      - an understanding of what they are doing and why, when performing tasks
      - the ability to integrate performance with understanding, to show they are able to adapt to different contexts and environments.
  • Assessment Practices in General

    Each subject will have a range of formative and summative assessment activities selected based on the units of competency.

    Common formative assessment methods used to assess foundation knowledge include written short answer questions, multiple choice questions and match the correct answer questions. These are typed into the online learning platform WebclassM. Case Study scenarios are often used to give relevant context to these questions.

    The main or summative assessment activities are often more skills based and practical activities such as:

    • demonstrating skills like communication and service skills in role plays or skills checks
    • practical activities like scheduling a meeting or completing a purchasing order
    • completing accounting or IT activities (for those types of courses) in a Lab environment
    • demonstrating safe manual lifting skills

    In higher level qualifications the summative assessments might include activities like:

    • drafting policies or procedures
    • investigating a complex scenario and identifying recommendations
    • conducting complex verbal negotiations or discussions
    • preparing project documents using specific project tools 
    • writing detailed documents.

     

    Instructions for all assessment activities are provided, along with information about what the expectation is to achieve competency.

  • Online and Remote Assessment Methods

    We use a range of methods to gather evidence of competency ie evidence of your completion of the assessment activities.

    For typical question and answer activities you will type the answers into the online learning platform  WebclassM.

    Role Plays will be conducted by phone or video calls eg zoom or MS Teams.

    Many practical activities are evidenced by you completing simulations within the online learning system eg data input or completing a sample workplace form or spreadsheet.

    Some subjects require specific interactions. These may be addressed by email exchanges, a group video conference or use of a specific application eg IT Ticket System.

    Observations can be by live video or a recorded video where we can see the participant was you.

    In general, we have identified assessment methods that are suitable for remote assessment.

  • Required Assessment Resources and Conditions

    Each subject will have specific Assessment Resources and Assessment Conditions based on the unit/s of competency.

    In general, we will provide the required assessment resources and establish the required conditions.

    These may typically include:

    • sample workplace policies and procedures to apply eg complaints procedure
    • sample workplace forms eg safety incident reports
    • relevant and realistic scenarios eg a loan application 
    • IT labs where the specific troubleshooting, setting or networking activities can be undertaken
    • having a group discussion or meeting with multiple participants
    • accounting transactions to be processed

     

    Each subject will give you an overview of the summative assessment activities at the start; and specific activities will include or reference the required resources. The instructions will disclose any specific conditions to be applied.

    You will however be required to:

    • have phone access to conduct required role plays / skills checks
    • access specific computer applications where specified in that subject eg Office Word for word processing, or XERO or MYOB for accounting courses; or specific IT applications 
    • use a video conferencing tool eg MS Teams or Zoom and
    • for limited IT subjects - have specific hardware to be used.

     

  • Authenticity of Student Assessments

    One of the challenges of online assessment is ensuring the student is the person undertaking the assessments. Yes, we know you would need to be pretty rich and desperate to pay someone to do your Cert 3 course - but we do need to check...

    The ACCM process has a number of ways we do this that you should be aware of:

    • Online text allows the functionality to look for copied text whether that's from the internet or from another student.
    • Online also allows typing speeds and patterns to be captured and compared.
    • WebclassM records the computer IP address being used. This alerts us if your work is now being done on a new device.
    • Answers that are selected can be randomised - so the correct answer is listed in different orders for different students.
    • Activities ask that you use your name or date of birth or other details in specific questions.
    • Different case study scenarios are allocated based on your surname.

     

    These processes may mean you are asked to identify yourself during the assessments eg

    • To use your name in documents.
    • To use your date of birth in calculations.
    • Answer specific case study scenarios from a designated pool of questions.
    • While online you may find a pop-up that asks you for information about your enrolment. This is triggered if our system identifies something unusual about your assessments.
    • In role plays you may be asked to identify yourself.
    • In recorded videos you will have instructions about how to show us your identity ie to see your face on screen talking or showing us your Drivers Licence..

     

    Lastly, and importantly, we ask your Workplace Supervisor (for employment related enrolments) to agree with us about competency before it is awarded.

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