Project Management Courses - Small Business Owners - Protea College
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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice – BSB40920 (CRICOS: 103926H)

Course Description / Overview

Certificate IV in Project Management 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.


This qualification consists of 9 units (3 Core units plus 6 Electives as shown below):

Core Units

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

Elective Units*

  • BSBPMG423 Apply project cost management techniques
  • BSBPMG429 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques
  • BSBPMG424 Apply project human resources management approaches
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
  • BSBCMM411 Make presentations

*Electives may be changed at any stage at the discretion of the College.

Possible Career/ Job Opportunities

  • Project Officer
  • Project Analyst
  • Small Business Operator
  • Procurement Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Contracts Officer
  • Quality Officer

Learning Pathways

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

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

What you'll learn (Learning Outcomes)

How to apply techniques to manage projects:

  • Scope
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Risk
  • Information and Communication
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Procurement Procedures
  • Human Resources

Course Duration

  • Number of study weeks: 20 weeks
  • Holiday weeks: up to 8 weeks
  • Total Course Duration: 28 weeks
  • Number of hours per week: 20 contact hours

Class timetable: Classes may be held between 8:30 am-9 pm, Monday- Saturday (excluding public holidays).  Students are advised of their class timetables during orientation.

Term Calendar

Please refer to the Protea College Course Calendar.


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.

Credit Transfer / Recognition of Prior Learning

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/ Credits are granted and the confirmation of enrolment will be adjusted accordingly.

Protea College Entry Requirements

  • 18+ years of age
  • Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 4.5 (or equivalent)
  • Work experience: Not required

Study Mode

Classroom based.
Delivery Locations:

  • Brisbane: 100 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
  • Sunshine Coast: 19-21 George Street, Maroochydore, QLD 4558


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