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.
Our Industry Advisory Committee has significant input into all course content, ensuring career relevance.
Learn from highly knowledgeable project managers with experience up to executive levels.
Gain practical experience through work-integrated learning, preparing yourself for industry requirements and expectations.
As a student in this certificate, you will learn how to:
Whether you're seeking to equip yourself with highly transferable skills or explore a new area of business, project management expertise will futureproof your career.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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 skill set 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
The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.
Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.
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 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.
You will study three core subjects and six electives covering core project management skills, including:
Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.
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.
You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.
There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.
A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.
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.
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.
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice guarantees entry into the following qualifications:
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.
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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.