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AGS Consulting & Training, BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (online)
is an introductory course in project management. 

Start & finish anytime - 
course can take from 2 weeks (RPL) to 12 months


 AGS Consulting & Training (AGS), public, online and corporate, Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) endorsed 'Nationally Recognised Training' courses, are delivered by Alan Schwartz (AGS) Trainer & Assessor, Australia Institute of Business and Technology Registered Training Organisation 41138. 

Brochure Fee: $2,500. Enrol & pay  Credit card via PayPal

 2+ delegates, $100 discount applies to each.

The course covers the ten functions of the Project Management Body of Knowledge:

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Communication Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management

the course also covers PMBoK 7the Ed. Standard, Principles and Domains.

PrinciplesPerformance domains

The course covers project management principles, techniques and tools, methodologies, hard (science) and soft (art) aspects, using a step-by-step ''methodology'' to lead teams and deliver successful projects. Courseware includes definitions, checklists, examples, templates, videos and webinars. Participants apply project management tools and techniques to current or planned projects.

The BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice course is based upon / consistent with:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th & 7th Edition
  • AIPM Competency Standards for Project Management – Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP)
  • ISO 21500 Project Management
  • ICB IPMA Competence Baseline 

Qualification Description  

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 project officer, 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.

(Innovation and Business Skills Australia, © Commonwealth of Australia, 2016) 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 


On completing the Certificate you should be able to perform roles such as:
Project team member
Project coordinator
Contracts officer
Estimator and scheduler
Project administrator
Project analyst
Project assistant
Project officer
Project records officer
Project support
Project team member
Quality officer
Small business operator

Assessment and Award Options

The course includes progressive assessment / assessment upon completion – upon satisfying criteria candidates are awarded BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

On completion of the  course delegates are eligible to apply for AIPM’s RegPM Certification at Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP) level when applying for Associate Membership.

The Assessment Process

Completing activities which include filling out templates for a project from start to finish. Workplace templates/deliverables may also be used for evidence (or a combination of both). AGS provides examples and checklists. Delegates may work on case studies or real workplace projects, in teams or on their own. 

Completion of an Assessment Record Book (ARB), primarily answering knowledge and understanding questions (no exam!).   

Course Outcomes

On finishing this course, participants should be able to contribute to the definition, planning, implementation, control and successful completion of projects or project manage simple projects from start to finish. 

Course Objectives

Increase knowledge, understanding and workplace competence in project management
Apply project management functions, tools and techniques to current or future projects
Provide a practical methodology to support the initiation, development, implementation and finalisation of projects which satisfy the requirements of the client and other key stakeholders.


AGS deliver the training and undertake assessments via Agreement with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The Qualification is awarded by Australia Institute of Business and Technology Registered Training Organisation 41138

BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (9 Units)

BSBPMG420 Apply project scope-management techniques
BSBPMG421 Apply project time-management techniques
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality-management techniques
BSBPMG423 Apply project cost-management techniques
BSBPMG424 Apply project human resources management approaches
BSBPMG425 Apply project information management and communications techniques
BSBPMG426 Apply project risk-management techniques
BSBPMG427 Apply project procurement procedures
BSBPMG429 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

Course Structure

1. Project Management Fundamentals
2. Initiation phase (starting a project)
3. Development Phase (planning the project)
4. Implementation Phase (achieving the plan)
AGS Consulting & Training have mapping documents, available upon request, which map our course content to PMBoK and BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice Units (above).

See Course content below for module details.

Course content

Module 1  Project Management Fundamentals

  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • The ten functions of project management
  • Time, cost, quality relationship
  • Project control cycle
  • Pareto principle
  • Project life-cycle
  • Project processes
  • Key project management terms
  • Organisational context
  • Project environment
  • Governance
  • Methodologies (including Agile, Prince2, corporate)
  • The client
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project success
  • Project management skills including:
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Decision-making

Module 2  Initiation Phase

  • Define purpose    
  • Identify stakeholders    
  • Analyse needs    
  • Determine requirements    
  • Establish objectives    
  • Generate options    
  • Evaluate options    

Module 3  Development Phase

  • Plan scope
  • Define scope
  • Define activities
  • Sequence activities
  • Estimate activity durations
  • Develop schedule
  • Plan resources
  • Estimate costs
  • Develop budget
  • Plan quality
  • Plan organisation
  • Acquire staff
  • Plan communications
  • Identify risks
  • Quantify risks
  • Develop risk responses
  • Plan procurement
  • Plan solicitation (of tenders)
  • Develop project plan

Module 4  Implementation Phase

  • Execute project plan
  • Verify scope
  • Assure quality
  • Develop team
  • Distribute Information
  • Solicit (request & receive proposals)
  • Select source/contractor(s)
  • Administer contract
  • Control overall change
  • Control scope change
  • Control schedule
  • Control cost
  • Control quality
  • Control risk response
  • Report performance

Module 5  Finalisation Phase

  • Close-out contract
  • Administer closure
  • Evaluate project    
  • Update knowledge

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