Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

National Code: BSB40920
TAFE SA Code: TP01236


Projects are the building blocks of all organisational activity. In this course you will gain skills and knowledge regarding project scope, human resources, time, quality, cost and risk amongst others. When you master these fundamental concepts you will be in a position to support the successful completion of any project you are participating in.

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12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Project Officers and Project Managers

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements

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Entry Recommendations
We recommend that you have completed a Certificate III in any area and, or have current experience in project support before starting this course.

Attendance Requirements (subject to change)
This course is online. You will attend classes in the Virtual classroom, class days and times will be given to you at registration.

Industry Conditions and Skills
We recommend that you are able to participate in project work in a workplace while you are studying this course.

Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
You will need access to a computer and the internet.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Project coordinator, project management officer, project team member, project or program administrator.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB40920)
    This course develops the skills and knowledge required to become an effective member of a project team. You will learn the fundamental concepts relating to successful project management such as setting timelines and schedules, project costing, quality control and communicating with key stakeholders. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 6 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply project cost management techniques 40
    Apply project quality management techniques 40
    Apply project time management techniques 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply project information management and communications techniques 40
    Apply project life cycle management processes 40
    Apply project scope management techniques 40
    Facilitate continuous improvement 60
    Manage project risk 40
    Manage team effectiveness 60
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