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Certificate IV in Project Management Practice – BSB41515


If you are an experienced HR Manager, Training and Development Co-ordinator, or an education manager seeking to open career opportunities, or to enhance your current competencies, this qualification is ideal for you.



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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.

They will have broad factual, technical and some theoretical knowledge of a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Online and/or Blended Delivery


Certificate IV in Project Management Practice – (BSB41515 ) (Release 3.0).

Training Package
BSB Business Services Training Package (Release 2.0).

GEM Online Campus
The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.

Blended Delivery
Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Time Commitment
Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 600 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 6-12 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 6 months from commencement.  During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities, assessments.

Course Details

The Course Structure consists of 9 Units.  This qualification has 3 Core units and 6 Elective units of which:

  •  3 Units listed in Group A below; and
  • 3 Units listed in Group A, Group B or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate IV level or higher.

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.

Core Units

Apply project quality management techniques (BSBPMG411)
Apply project scope management techniques (BSBPMG409)
Apply project time management techniques (BSBPMG410)

Elective Units

Group A

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

Group B

Apply government processes (PSPGOV422A)
Apply the principles of contract law (BSBLEG415)
Collect, analyse and present workplace data and information (TLIE4006)
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (BSBSUS401)
Implement and monitor procurement process (CPPDSM4047)
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements (BSBWHS401)
Organise meetings (BSBADM405)
Support policy implementation (PSPPOL404A)
Survey stakeholders to gather and record information (BSBCUE405)
Uphold and support the values and principles of public service (PSPETHC401A)


Assistance might be available for this qualification: www.gem-college.com/financial-assistance.

State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.

Your tuition fee includes:

  • Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
  • Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • All essential reference materials.
  • Additional Reference materials may be requested, to further enhance your learning, and these will attract an additional charge.
  • Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options.
  • Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

This fee can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order.

Scholarships A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship.

Course Fees: $4,100


Entry Requirements/Pathways
There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this course, you would be able to apply for entry into a postgraduate qualification in Education at a University.

Student selection
Each applicant will be interviewed to ensure the suitability of this programme for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path.

Gaining University Entrance
Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.  Thus, a Graduate Diploma from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain you entrance to further post graduate qualifications.