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BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice


At a glance

This qualification is suitable for autonomous individuals who identify and apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. Job titles for these roles may include contracts officers, project administrators, quality officers and small business operators.

Individuals in these roles might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities. 

Application Mode Distance
Nine (9) units must be successfully completed - three (3) core units and six (6) Project Management electives.
Availability Distance Education
Duration12 - 24 months
Intake Dates
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis
Full course cost$3,150.00
Unit cost$350.00

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

Hours of Study

Approximately 350 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected. 

Career Opportunities

Possible job outcomes include; communications liaison, contracts officer, estimator or scheduler, project administrator, project analyst, project coordinator, project officer, project records officer, project support, project team member, quality officer, small business operator, events or conference coordinator.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.


Subsidised funding opportunity with Construction Skills Queensland 

If you are an existing worker within the Building and Construction Industry in Queensland you may be eligible to study Certificate IV in Project Management and only pay $20 per unit. Call 132786 for more information or visit CSQ

Structure and assessment


Standard Course Structure

  • Apply project scope management techniques (BSBPMG409)
  • Apply project time management techniques (BSBPMG410)
  • Apply project quality management techniques (BSBPMG411)
  • Apply project cost management techniques (BSBPMG412)
  • Apply project human resources management approaches (BSBPMG413)
  • Apply project information management and communications techniques (BSBPMG414)
  • Apply project risk management techniques (BSBPMG415)
  • Apply project procurement procedures (BSBPMG416)
  • Apply project life cycle management processes (BSBPMG417)
  • Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques (BSBPMG418)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.


Distance Education

This course is available by Distance Education.

Offered online with trainer support by discussion forums, email and telephone. Distance students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study for each unit. 

Students will have 13 weeks to complete each unit and can enrol into more than one unit at a time. 


Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis

Duration and dates

12 - 24 months

Fees and scholarships


Full course cost: $3,150.00

Unit cost: $350.00

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists


Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply


Certificate, diploma and advanced diploma-level courses

To enquire about intake dates or to submit an application:

  • call 13 27 86, or
  • visit us at reception at one of our locations.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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