Make your career your next project and build your management skills?

*No longer accepting enrolments for this course*

Are you ready to build your skills and join that next big project? Is managing your own work becoming more challenging the more you take on? If you answered yes then our Certificate IV in Project Management Practice can help you to achieve your goals.

Although not mandatory, you'll benefit from project-based experience or a Certificate III in Business or similar. But the motivation to learn new skills to build your career is more relevant!

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  • National Code


  • Course duration

    Complete your course within 6 to 12 months

  • Nationally recognised

    Registered Training Organisation
    [RTO 40766]

  • Prerequisites


  • Delivery Mode


Our students find jobs in all areas of industry. Career opportunities that exist relating to this course include:

  • Communications Liaison
  • Contracts Officer
  • Estimator and scheduler
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Analyst
  • Project Assistant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Project Records Officer
  • Project Support
  • Project Team Member
  • Quality Officer
  • Small Business Operator


  • Cert IV PM - Module 1

  • BSBPMG409 Apply project scope management techniques
  • BSBPMG410 Apply project time management techniques
  • Cert IV PM - Module 2

  • BSBPMG411 Apply project quality management techniques
  • BSBPMG412 Apply project cost management techniques
  • Cert IV PM - Module 3

  • BSBPMG414 Apply project information management and communications techniques
  • BSBPMG416 Apply project procurement procedures
  • Cert IV PM - Module 4

  • BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes
  • BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
  • BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

The Certificate IV in Project Management Practice may make you eligible for credit towards a university-level course that you’re interested in. If you’re thinking about studying a degree online, we recommend getting in touch with a Student Advisor at Open Universities by calling 13 OPEN (13 67 36).

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Criteria

While there are no formal entry requirements for most of our online courses, it's a good idea to check what core skills will be helpful for this course.

Literacy, Language and Numeracy Assessment [LL&N]

To study our courses, you'll need:

  • Writing and typing skills to complete assessments, fill in forms and create documents
  • English language skills to read the online learning content, policies, procedures and business documents, as well as emails
  • Computer skills to use the online classroom, conduct online research, as well as receive and respond to emails

To provide greater confidence surrounding your ability to successfully complete this qualification, Open Training will provide you access to an online Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to make sure this qualification is suitable.

Computer requirements

Before you start your online study, you'll need access to your learning material, do your research, prepare and submit your assessment tasks and interact with your trainers and other students. To do that, you'll need:

  • A decent computer with high-speed internet access, a sound card, microphone and speakers.
  • An up-to-date operating system, such as Microsoft Vista or later or Mac Os X or later.
  • The latest version of any of these web browsers: Firefox [most compatible], Chrome or Safari
  • Microsoft Office or similar [eg. GoogleDocs or OpenOffice]
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • File compression/zip software
  • Access to email

Some courses have recommended textbooks that complement the online study material, but purchasing these texts is not compulsory.

Planning your study time

Our courses are designed to be completed within 6 to 12 months, depending on how quickly you want to gain your qualification. Here are some suggested timeframes:

Finish fast

Course duration: 6 months
Weekly hours: 15-20

Perfect life/work balance

Course duration: 12 months
Weekly hours: 7-10

Your online classroom

Study whenever you want in our innovative online classroom and help centre. Take a quick tour below.

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