BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice


This highly sought after qualification is suitable for those who identify the need for, and apply, project management skills and knowledge in their work or business. Whether you are a contracts officer, project administrator, quality officer, existing project team member or small business operator, BSB40920 program will hone your skills and improve your value as a project participant.

The customised programme has been designed for accelerated training and assessment to suit those who have been working in a project oriented workplace and have experiences contributing to the management of projects for a period of at least 12 months

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 officers, project co-ordinators, 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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Total number of units = 9 

3 core units  plus

6 elective units


Scope Management

Apply project scope management techniques 



Time Management

Apply project time management techniques 


Quality Management

Apply project quality management techniques 


Cost Management

Apply project cost management techniques



Human Resource Management

Apply project human resources management approaches 


Information and Communications

Apply project information management and communications techniques 


Risk Management

Apply project risk management techniques 


Procurement Management

Apply project procurement procedures 


Stakeholder Engagement

Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques



Delivery Methods

institutional delivery/ face-to-face

Simulated work/ industry environment

  • 3x Trainer led Face to Face Workshops
  • Online tutorials

Post Course Assessment Support

Assessment support direct to the assessor via telephone and email.

The following processes will be applied for students considered to be “at risk”:

  • Development of an individualised Study Management Plan

One-on-one tutorials

Learning activities

Presentation of information, interactive discussion, case studies, role plays, group work and reflective practice

Participants are provided with learner’s resources including readings, case studies, assessment tasks and practical projects.

Assessment methods

  • Examination Questions
  • Practical Activities         
  • Scenario Assessment
  • Presentation/ Role play
  • Workplace Report
  • Observation
  • Portfolio of Evidence

This program is at Level 4 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and, hence, is a nationally recognised vocational qualification.

The Business Services Package (BSB) lists a number of Certificate IV qualifications.  Some of these other qualifications share units with the BSB40920 – Certificate IV in Project Management Practice. Thus, it would be possible to gain credit from BSB41515 towards another of these awards.

After achieving the BSB40920, candidates may undertake the BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management, or a range of other Diploma qualifications related to their work.

Course Fee

$360 Per Unit of competency

Ask about RPL process

  • Duration: 6-12 Months depending on the existing experience.