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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB40920





Are you looking to take your project management career to the next level? Our Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB40920 is your perfect qualification.

This course builds on your foundational knowledge and covers the fundamental principles of initiating, planning, executing, and evaluating projects. Ideal for those who work autonomously, this certification enables you to develop prioritisation skills and learn how to communicate with and implement resources from various sectors.

Enrolling in the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB40920 will give you the essential skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful project manager. So why wait? Take the next step in your project management career and enroll in this certification today!


The Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB40920 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

After completing this course you could explore some of the following careers:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Project or Program Administrator

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Applying project scope management techniques
  • Applying time management techniques
  • Applying project quality management techniques
  • Applying cost management techniques

Already have experience in Project management? Apply for RPL and gain your qualification sooner!


View the core and elective units that this qualification can be studied via online correspondence or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 9

3 core units  plus

6 elective units,  of which:

  • 3 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • for the remaining 3 elective units:
  • up to 3 units may be selected from Groups A and B
  • if not listed, up to 3 units may be selected from a Certificate IV or higher from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Chosen elective units must not include BSBPMG430 Undertake project work.

Core units

BSBPMG420 Apply project scope management techniques

BSBPMG421 Apply project time management techniques

BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques

Elective units

Group A – Project Management

BSBPMG423 Apply project cost management techniques

BSBPMG424 Apply project human resources management approaches

BSBPMG425 Apply project information management and communications techniques

BSBPMG426 Apply project risk management techniques

BSBPMG427 Apply project procurement procedures

BSBPMG428 Apply project life cycle management processes

BSBPMG429 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

Group B – Transferable Skills

BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices

BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships

BSBLEG522 Apply legal principles in contract law matters

BSBOPS401 Coordinate business resources

BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing

BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities

BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBTEC403 Apply digital solutions to work processes

BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

BSBXCS401 Maintain security of digital devices

CPPDSM4047 Implement and monitor procurement process

MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

PSPETH002 Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

PSPGEN043 Apply government processes

PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation

TLIE4006 Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information


In an ever-evolving landscape, the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB40920 prepares you to be at the forefront of project management, a field experiencing dynamic changes due to technological innovation, evolving employment trends, and the global shift towards more agile and flexible working environments.

As project management roles become increasingly integral across various sectors, professionals are expected to rapidly adapt to new technologies and methodologies. The advent of AI, data analytics, and automation in project management is reshaping how projects are managed, allowing for more efficient data processing, risk management, and decision-making processes. These tools are not replacing project managers but are enhancing their roles, enabling them to focus on strategy and leadership rather than administrative tasks​​.

Agile methodologies are expanding beyond traditional project boundaries, suggesting a move towards more flexible and adaptive organisational structures. This transition highlights the importance of agile as a strategic project tool and a holistic approach to managing change and driving innovation within organisations​​.

The Australian project management sector faces a talent shortage, emphasising the need for a new generation of skilled professionals. As the demand for project management skills increases, so does the importance of continuous learning and development, ensuring that professionals remain competitive and are prepared for the challenges ahead​​.

The workplace landscape is also undergoing significant transformation, with an increased focus on flexibility. Remote work, flexible hours, and the potential shift towards a four-day work week are becoming more prevalent, driven by a desire to improve work-life balance, employee satisfaction, and productivity​​.

The trend towards data-driven project management emphasises the need for project managers to develop analytical skills, ensuring they can leverage data effectively to make informed decisions, optimise project outcomes, and mitigate risks​​.

As a project management professional, embracing these trends and the ongoing professional development they necessitate will be vital to navigating the complexities of contemporary and future project environments. This qualification equips you with the foundational knowledge and skills required to thrive in this changing landscape, offering pathways to roles such as Contracts Officer, Project Administrator, and Quality Officer, where you can apply your project management skills in various contexts. Prepare for a dynamic, demanding career integral to any organisation’s success.

Discover how the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice BSB40920 can help you become a pivotal part of the future of work. Embrace the journey of continuous learning and development, positioning yourself at the cutting edge of project management practices.

Delivery Pathways

3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies:

OPTION 1 – Study Online

Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies.

Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR.

OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here.

OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 4 – Study in Class
Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.

Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.

Essentials for Your Learning Journey

  1.     Hardware Specifications:

A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet.
An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.

  1.     Internet Connectivity:

An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.

  1.     Software Specifications:

 Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.

Detailed Device Specifications

For Windows Users (PC / Laptop / Tablet):

Operating System: Windows 7 or newer.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office (Version 2010 or higher)
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Apple Mac Users:

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 or above.
Browser: The latest version of Chrome or Safari.
Essential Software: Microsoft Office tailored for Mac (Version 2010 or higher).
The most recent versions of Adobe Flash Player & Adobe PDF Reader.

For Android Device Users:

Operating System: Android’s newest version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.

For iPhone & iPad Users:

Operating System: Latest iOS version.
Browser: Updated version of Google Chrome.
Special Note: If you’re an iPad or iPhone user, you’ll need to use a PC, laptop, or Dropbox account to upload documents for submission.

Thank you for ensuring your system meets our technical requirements. This guarantees a smoother educational experience and ensures that you can make the most of the tools and resources 3CIR has to offer. Happy learning!

Further Studies

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:


Choose the way you pay

Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

Learn about your payment options or contact us today.

Payment Plans

Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options.

PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many reasons why someone might decide to study for a Certificate IV in Project Management. Perhaps they are looking to enter the field of project management, or maybe they are already working in the field and want to formalise their skills and knowledge. In any case, studying for this qualification can provide many benefits.

There are a number of jobs that you can get with a Certificate IV in Project Management. Some positions include project coordinator, project officer, and project administrator. With the right amount of experience and education, you could also move up to more senior positions such as project manager or program manager.

There are two different options available when it comes to obtaining this qualification. You can either go with an online study course or apply through RPL. Online study lets you learn at your own pace through our self-guided platform, while RPL allows you to reduce your study time with learning credits from your previous experience. If your current knowledge matches the learning outcomes of the course you could be qualified without any additional study. Find out more with our free RPL assessment today.

We’re here to help and want to see you accomplish your learning goals. Our trainers and assessors provide learning support at every stage of your journey.

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Qualification Outcomes

After obtaining a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, many employment opportunities become accessible. This certification opens doors in sectors ranging from construction and information technology to healthcare and government, reflecting the versatile applicability of project management skills.

Most often employed as:

  • Project Administrators: These professionals play a crucial role in supporting project teams and ensuring smooth operations by managing schedules, resources, and communications.
  • Contracts Officer: Specialising in contract management, these officers oversee the negotiation, implementation, and review of contracts associated with projects.
  • Project Coordinator: A vital role that involves coordinating various project activities, from planning and scheduling to resource allocation and communication.
  • Project Management Officer: Focused on governance and best practices, these officers ensure the follow-through of project methodologies and the achievement of objectives.

Top industries employing graduates include:

  • Construction: This sector highly values project management for its role in ensuring timely and budget-compliant completion of projects.
  • Information Technology: IT heavily relies on skilled project managers for projects ranging from software development to system implementation.
  • Healthcare: Project managers in healthcare might work on implementing new technologies, improving patient care processes, or overseeing facility expansions.
  • Government and Public Service: These entities often undertake complex projects requiring skilled management, from infrastructure development to public program implementations.

Key Skills Sought by Employers:

  • Good customer service skills, demonstrating the ability to interact effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, essential for coordinating with team members, clients, and suppliers.

The evolving project landscape means these roles are critical in driving the success of projects across industries. With an expected 60,000 job openings for contract, program, and project administrators over the next five years, the demand for qualified professionals in project management is evident​.

Project Administrator 78%
Project Advisor 98%
Project Executive 88%
Project Officer 95%
Project Support Officer 85%
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