Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice - BSB40920

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Future-proof your career with in-demand and highly transferrable project management skills.

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Mode of study:
On campus
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Duration:
Full-time 6 months
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Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus
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Overview

Project management skills are in high demand across all roles and industries.

The Certificate IV in Project Management Practice has been designed to foster and develop the necessary skills for an emerging project professional.

Through this qualification, you will build the skills to apply project management skills in a wide variety of contexts. You will be equipped to lead or participate in team-driven projects, undertake research to build your knowledge, and solve key organisational or project-specific issues. 

As you're taught a range of project management tools and methodologies, you will learn how to support organisational or business activities, optimising your output and that of others. 

As a student in this certificate, you will learn the fundamentals of project management, including how to:

  • effectively manage the scope, cost and time of projects,
  • communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders,
  • both identify and analyse potential project risks,
  • efficiently conduct project procurement, and more. 

Whether you're seeking to equip yourself with highly transferrable skills or explore a new area of business, project management expertise will future-proof your career.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Details

This qualification has been designed to provide you with skills that are industry agnostic.

With knowledge and understanding of the key areas of project management, you will be equipped to take on a variety of different roles across most industry sectors.

The curriculum design for the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice has been informed by industry best-practice, ensuring you will graduate with the skillset in-demand by employers.

All teaching staff have extensive background in project management roles up to, and including executive levels.

Classes are interactive and will provide opportunities for you to discuss ideas, practise new skills, participate in group discussions and group work, and contextualise theory through industry-relevant scenarios and case studies.

You will experience a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, workshops and client presentations. You will be provided with a variety of different assessment types that allow you to apply the learned concepts including group discussions, case studies and work integrated learning with real-world clients. This is supported by online activities such as blogs, discussion boards, quizzes and wikis to further enhance learning.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes essays, reports, presentations, group and individual projects, case studies, client projects, tests and work-simulated projects

This certificate has been developed with extensive input from industry to ensure your learning prepares you effectively for current and future industry needs.

Professionals from the project management industry will speak in your classes to enhance your knowledge of the industry and give context to the theory and concepts you learn.

You will also complete work-integrated learning projects during the semester, giving a you an understanding of the real-world application of project management skills. This practical experience will complement your theoretical knowledge and enhance your communication, problem-solving and self-management abilities to meet workplace expectations.

Guiding the development of this certificate is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile industry-based project management executives. A project management advisory committee also guides the development of courses to ensure you are equipped with the most current, relevant skills and knowledge.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this diploma and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

You will study three core subjects and six electives covering core project management skills, including:

  • scope managementt
  • ime management
  • cost management
  • information and communication management
  • risk management
  • stakeholder management.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
Program code: C4412
National curriculum code: BSB40920

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
City Campus
0.5 years full-time
C4412
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time
Plan code
C4412
CRICOS

Career

This certificate reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts.

The job roles that relate to it may include Contracts Officer, Project Administrator, Project Officer and Quality Officer. 

People in these roles work autonomously, and 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. 

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this program. Applicants must meet the minimum University Entry requirements for this program.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

When you successfully complete this certificate, you may be eligible to apply for further studies at RMIT such as a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. Contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options or browse our courses.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Fees

2022 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2022 full-fee place: AU$6,500* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

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Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

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This program is not available to international students.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.