Project Management Courses - Small Business Owners - Protea College
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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice


This qualification consists of 9 units:

Core Units

  • BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques
  • BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques
  • BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques


Elective Units

  • BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques
  • BSBPMG413 Apply project human resource management approaches
  • BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques
  • BSBPMG415 Apply project risk management techniques
  • BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures
  • BSBPMG418 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques
Course Description / Overview

Note: The BSB training package has been modified. Students enrolled in this course MUST complete all the requirements of the course no later than 15 February 2021.

The Certificate IV in Project Mangement Practice teaches the skills you need to contribute to the successful management of projects, no matter the industry. You’ll learn how to apply techniques to manage project scope, quality, time, cost, human resources, information and communication, procurement, risk, and stakeholder engagement.

Career Opportunities
  • Project Officer
  • Project Analyst
  • Small Business Operator
  • Procurement Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Contracts Officer
  • Quality Officer
Pathways into the qualification
Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points including:


·         Certificate IV in Business or other relevant qualification, OR

·         with vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.


Please also refer to the Entry Requirements below.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake  BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management or a range of other qualifications

Entry Requirements
  • 18 + years of age
  • Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)
  • Work experience : Not required
Qualification and Recognition

Students who successfully complete this qualification will be awarded the nationally recognised BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

What You'll Learn
  • How to apply techniques to manage project:
    • Scope
    • Time
    • Cost
    • Quality
    • Risk
    • Information and Communication
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Procurement Procedures
    • Human Resources
Study Mode, Course Duration and Delivery details
  • Delivery Mode Face-to-Face/On Campus
  • Delivery Location
    • CBD: L1, 344 Queen St Brisbane QLD 4000
    • Sunshine Coast: 15 Ocean Street Maroochydore, QLD 4558
  • Number of study weeks : 20 weeks
  • Holiday weeks : 8 weeks
  • Total Course Duration : 28 weeks
  • Number of hours per week : 20 contact hours
  • Class timetable: Classes may be held between 8:30am-9pm, Monday- Saturday (excluding public holidays).  Students are advised of their class timetables during orientation.

Domestic students may also study this course online.

Support and Delivery

Please refer to the Student Handbook

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Credit Transfer

Students can apply for RPL/ Credit transfer based on prior work experience and/or education/training.  Please note that the course duration may be reduced if RPL/ Credit Transfer is granted.

Teaching/Learning Resources

Students will have access to the following course materials:

  1. Study Guides
  2. Assessment packs
  3. Power-point presentations
  4. Online course content
  5. Computers
  6. Internet access
  7. Links to external resources
  8. Overhead projectors
  9. Library resources
Assessment Methods

Assessments/ Evidence-gathering techniques may include:

  1. Role Play / Video recordings/ Presentation / Discussion Forums
  2. Oral – Questioning
  3. Case study
  4. Written assessments/Report/Essay/Research/Group Project


Students may be required to submit video presentations. They may also be required to participate in an oral interview at the end of their course.

Term Calendar

Please refer to the College Term Calendar


Please refer to the College Fee Schedule