Core Units
Performance Criteria
BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques
1. Contribute to defining project scope
1.1 Review project initiation documentation and assist in identifying project objectives and requirements

1.2 Contribute to identifying project deliverables

1.3 Contribute to identifying measurable outcomes to enable evaluation of project performance

1.4 Contribute to developing and documenting the scope management plan

1.5 Assist in obtaining agreement to scope from relevant project authority

2. Apply project scope controls
2.1 Undertake work according to agreed project scope management plan and by using established change control procedures and performance measurement procedures

2.2 Communicate instances of non-compliance with overall scope to the project manager and other team members

3. Contribute to review of scope controls
3.1 Measure progress to determine potential, perceived and actual scope changes

3.2 Appropriately report scope changes

3.3 Assist in review of project outcomes to determine effectiveness of initial and subsequent scope management approaches

BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques
1. Assist in developing project schedule
1.1 Contribute to developing work breakdown structure with sufficient detail to enable effective planning and control

1.2 Contribute to estimating duration and effort, sequence and dependencies of tasks to achieve project deliverables

1.3 Assist in using project scheduling tools and techniques to identify schedule impact on project time management, resource requirements, costs and risks

1.4 Contribute to achieving an agreed schedule baseline and communicating the schedule to stakeholders

2. Maintain project schedule
2.1 Use techniques to measure, record and report progress of activities in relation to agreed schedule

2.2 Record baseline variance between actual and planned progress

2.3 Contribute to forecasting impact of change on the schedule and analysing options

2.4 Update task status and agreed changes to maintain currency and accuracy of schedule

3. Participate in assessing time-management outcomes3.1 Assist in review of project performance to determine effectiveness of time management

3.2 Document scheduling and time-management issues and responses to assist in project evaluation

BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques
1. Contribute to project quality planning
1.1 Contribute to determining quality requirements of project stakeholders

1.2 Contribute to identifying quantifiable quality criteria for project deliverables

1.3 Source information to locate and interpret quality policy and procedures

1.4 Contribute to developing quality requirements in the project plan and processes

2. Apply quality policies and procedures
2.1 Implement quality assurance in the project according to agreed quality standards and guidelines

2.2 Select and apply quality management tools and methodologies to project processes according to organisational policy

2.3 Maintain quality-control records and audit documentation according to agreed procedures

2.4 Determine and maintain compliance records against agreed quality requirements

2.5 Report shortfalls in quality outcomes to others to enable appropriate action to be initiated

3. Contribute to project continuous improvement process3.1 Participate in ongoing review of project outcomes to determine effectiveness of quality management activities

3.2 Contribute to stakeholder satisfaction analysis to ensure expectations have been met

3.3 Report quality management issues and responses to others for application to future projects

Suggested Elective Units
Performance Criteria
BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques

1. Assist in developing project budget
1.1 Implement cost-estimating methods against duration/effort and resource requirements

1.2 Determine estimated costs for tasks and activities and confirm degree of accuracy with relevant stakeholders

1.3 Communicate cost estimates, where required, to others to contribute to project budget and cash flow management

1.4 Contribute to developing cost management strategies and processes, and providing financial authorisation within delegated authority

2. Monitor project costs2.1 Monitor income and expenditure against project budget baseline at predetermined intervals

2.2 Identify and report variations in budget using established project cost methods, techniques and tools

2.3 Implement action and report progress to ensure cost objectives remain achievable throughout project life cycle

3. Contribute to cost-finalisation process3.1 Assist in finalisation and transfer of financial assets, liabilities and records to relevant parties

3.2 Assist in review of project outcomes through use of project cost records to determine effectiveness of cost-management processes

3.3 Document cost-management lessons learned for application in future projects

BSBPMG413 Apply project human resources management approaches
1. Assist in determining human resource requirements1.1 Analyse work breakdown structure to determine human resource requirements

1.2 Prepare a skills analysis of project personnel against project task requirements

1.3 Assist in assigning responsibilities for achieving project deliverables

2. Contribute to establishing and maintaining productive team relationships
2.1 Actively seek views and opinions of team members during task planning and implementation

2.2 Promote cooperation and effective activities, goals and relationships within team

2.3 Communicate with others using styles and methods appropriate to organisational standards, group expectations and desired outcomes

2.4 Communicate information and ideas to others in a logical, concise and understandable manner

2.5 Regularly seek feedback on nature and quality of work relationships, and use feedback as basis for own improvement and development

3. Assist with human resource monitoring3.1 Monitor work of project personnel against assigned roles and responsibilities within delegated authority levels

3.2 Monitor and control actual effort against project plan

3.3 Review skill levels against allocated tasks and recommend solutions, where required, to others

3.4 Advise others within delegated authority when assigned responsibilities are not met by project personnel

3.5 Undertake work in a multi-disciplinary environment according to established human resource management practices, plans, guidelines and procedures

3.6 Resolve conflict within delegated authority according to agreed dispute-resolution processes

3.7 Assist in offering human resource development opportunities to individuals with skill gaps

4. Contribute to evaluating human resource practices4.1 Contribute to assessing effectiveness of project human resources management

4.2 Document lessons learned to support continuous improvement processes

BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques
1. Contribute to communications planning1.1 Identify, source and contribute relevant information requirements to initial project documentation

1.2 Contribute to developing and implementing the project communications plan and communications networks

2. Conduct information-management activities
2.1 Act on and process project information according to agreed procedures as directed, to aid decision-making processes throughout project life cycle

2.2 Maintain information to ensure data is secure and auditable

3. Communicate project information
3.1 Communicate with clients and other stakeholders during project using agreed networks, processes and procedures to ensure flow of necessary information

3.2 Ensure reports are prepared and released according to authorisation, or produced for release by others

3.3 Seek information and advice from appropriate project authorities as required

4. Contribute to assessing effectiveness of communication4.1 Assist in ongoing review of project outcomes to determine effectiveness of communications-management activities

4.2 Report communications-management issues and responses to higher project authorities for application of lessons learned to future projects

BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques
1. Assist with risk analysis and planning
1.1 Contribute to identifying and prioritising potential risks throughout the project life cycle, using established risk-analysis methods, techniques and tools

1.2 Contribute to developing risk management strategies and risk management plans according to established guidelines

1.3 Contribute to developing and implementing risk-reporting mechanisms

2. Perform risk-control activities2.1 Monitor risks according to agreed project and risk management plans and advise project manager of changing circumstances

2.2 Regularly review current and proposed activities to identify potential and actual risks and opportunities

2.3 Contribute to implementing agreed risk management approaches and amending plans to reflect the changing environment

2.4 Contribute to corrective action on risks according to risk management plan and delegated authority

2.5 Contribute to review of contingency plans on an ongoing basis and, where required, ensure tasks allocated to individuals and/or team are clarified with the project manager before implementation

2.6 Apply and monitor risk-contingency measures according to risk management plan

2.7 Identify and report opportunities in the same way as risks

3. Contribute to assessing risk management outcomes3.1 Contribute to ongoing review of project outcomes to determine effectiveness of risk management activities by accessing project risk records and other available information

3.2 Report risk management issues and responses to others for lessons learned or application to future projects

BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures
1. Assist with procurement planning1.1 Contribute to establishing procurement requirements to achieve project objectives

1.2 Act under delegated authority to contribute to development of procurement-management plan

1.3 Contribute to developing procurement documentation

2. Contribute to supplier selection process
2.1 Gather and evaluate information on potential suppliers

2.2 Make recommendations to assist in selection of preferred suppliers

2.3 Contribute to establishing agreed terms and conditions with preferred suppliers

2.4 Identify and act in line with probity and project governance constraints

2.5 Assist in developing contractual documentation

3. Conduct procurement activities
3.1 Test and accept supplies to ensure they are fit for purpose in both quality and suitability

3.2 Undertake procurement activities and maintain information in line with reporting, confidentiality and audit requirements

3.3 Receive, reconcile and register supplies according to established procedures

3.4 Monitor and control suppliers according to contractual supply documentation

4. Assist in finalising procurement activities
4.1 Assist in finalising procurement agreements

4.2 Assist in review of project outcomes using available records to determine effectiveness of procurement activities

4.3 Contribute to identifying lessons learned and possible improvements to procurement management

BSBPMG418 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques
1. Assist in identifying and addressing stakeholder interests
1.1 Assist in identifying stakeholders relevant to project objectives

1.2 Segment stakeholder interests and assist in determining forms of engagement

1.3 Consider interests of stakeholders when advising on project operations

1.4 Support actions to address differing stakeholder interests where required

2. Actively participate in stakeholder engagement
2.1 Apply interpersonal skills to ensure stakeholder engagement is effective

2.2 Conduct stakeholder engagement in line with agreed and defined project roles

2.3 Establish and clarify stakeholder behaviour expectations where required

2.4 Openly engage with stakeholder performance reviews

2.5 Recognise and address development needs and opportunities to support stakeholder engagement

3. Assist stakeholder communications
3.1 Assist in determining and documenting stakeholder communication needs

3.2 Assist in negotiating agreement on project communication method, and content and timing of stakeholder engagement

3.3 Support communication of information as planned within authority levels, identifying and addressing variances

BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

This qualification is suitable for project team members who require general skills and knowledge of project management. They might not have direct responsibility for overall project outcomes but is a good stepping stone to progress to higher project management responsibilities pursuing this qualification. 

There are 3 core units and 6 elective units that make up of 9 units in total. Listed here are the 3 core units and suggested 6 elective units of this qualification.