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BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice


Nationally Recognised


Course Overview


The BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is a comprehensive qualification, designed for those who are either beginning their journey in project management or are currently supporting  projects  and looking to formalise and enhance their skills. This course is an excellent gateway to the field of project management, providing a solid foundation in the fundamental aspects of managing successful projects in various industries.

Throughout this course, students engage in in-depth learning about various facets of project management. Key areas covered include establishing the project scope, developing project timeframes and schedules, budgeting, quality management, and resource allocation. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of how to manage projects from initiation to closure, focusing on essential skills such as defining project objectives, identifying and managing risks, and ensuring project deliverables meet the required standards.

The curriculum also places a strong emphasis on effective communication and stakeholder engagement, critical skills for any project manager. Students learn to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, and communicate effectively throughout the project lifecycle.

Another crucial component of this qualification is the focus on practical application. Students are encouraged to apply their learning to real-world scenarios, enhancing their problem-solving and decision-making skills. They will explore various project management methodologies and tools, gaining the ability to adapt these to different project contexts.

Upon completion of the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, graduates are well-prepared to take on project management roles across a range of sectors. They emerge as capable professionals, equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead projects effectively and contribute to the achievement of organisational goals.

This program is particularly appropriate for potential project leaders; project management facilitators or project/program administrators.

This course will focus on the following areas:

    • Learn exactly what is needed to successfully manage projects
    • Identify people impacted by the change and manage people through the process
    • Discuss and understand the rules of good governance
    • Understand the phases of a project lifecycle
    • Writing and following project objectives
    • Understand and managing project risk
    • Learn how to involve and communicate with stakeholders
Unit CodeUnit Description
Apply project scope management techniques
Apply project time management techniques
Apply project quality management techniques
Apply project cost management techniques
Apply project human resources management approaches
Apply project information management and communications techniques
Apply project risk management techniques
Apply project life cycle management processes
Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

** Units Of Competency electives may change from the above detail listed in this course based on different cohorts and customised programs for clients. 

We recognise that each learner has their own pace and preferences, and thus, we offer a flexible duration for the program.

  • 12-month part-time and 6-month full-time
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The option to pay up to 4x monthly payment instalments is available by invoice.

Participants are required to pay no more than $1,500.00 prior to the commencement of the course. The remaining fees will be due after commencement with the due date outlined on the invoice. For more information click here.


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Why Study with ISM?







All students are offered the opportunity to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Recognition of Prior Learning is a form of assessment that acknowledges the skills and knowledge you already have. Such skills and knowledge may have been gained through: formal or informal training conducted by industry or education institutions; work experience; life experience.

The main principle underpinning RPL is that for competency-based training the focus should be on the outcomes of learning, rather than how, when or where the learning occurred. In order to grant RPL, the assessor must be confident that the candidate is currently competent against the endorsed industry or enterprise competency standards or outcomes specified in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited courses.

As a form of assessment, RPL uses a process known as competency-based assessment. Please ensure you read and understand how this works and how to have your skills and knowledge recognised.

An RPL Policy and Procedures document and RPL Kit is available if you feel you already hold the skills and knowledge of a particular competency and would like to apply for RPL.

The Policy and Procedures explain what RPL is, the benefits, forms and rules of evidence, the process and how to apply for RPL.

Complete our RPL eligibility form here.

Assessments for this course will be provided on your learner portal, which is accessible via Desktop, tablet or mobile.

These assessments vary depending on the unit within the qualification and can include the following:

  • Quizzes
  • Written tasks and/or case studies.
  • Examination
  • Verbal assessment, by way of an interview with your trainer
  • Observation by a trainer
  • Supervisor checklists

To find out more information about assessments and completion requirements, you can contact us here.

  • Study anywhere, anytime
  • User-friendly learning management system
  • Course content and assessments are all online and available 24/7
  • Accreditation ensures that our courses meet established industry needs
  • Assessment are marked within 10 business days
  • No classroom attendance, no travel expenses
  • Trainer and administration support throughout
  • Designated course coordinator with regular contact to help you keep motivated and on track
  • Certificates are issued within 21 days of course completion
  • No hidden fees


  • To enable completion of this qualification you will require an internet connection to access learning materials and assessments via ISM’s eLearning Portal.

    All materials are online and can be accessed via the ISM e-learning portal.

    Our system works best with the following browsers: Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 11.

    Some assessments may require you to record using a device (such as a smartphone) and submit via our eLearning portal.

    To find out more about assessments and completion requirements, you can contact us here.

After you have completed enrolment into your qualification or course, your enrolment will be processed by our team within one (1) business day.

Once your enrolment and payment has been processed you will receive an email with additional details on your learning, including log in details and instructions on how to access your program within our eLearning platform.

If payment has not yet been made, you may also receive additional payment information and an invoice or be contacted by one of our team to make payment arrangements. Please note that log in details to your qualification or course will only be provided once your initial payment has been received, unless prior arrangements have been made between ISM and your organisation. 

In some circumstances it may take up to two (2) or three (3) business days for you to commence your program.
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