Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BUSM6300C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4235 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Grace

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. This unit addresses the management of projects including the development of a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learnt for application to future projects. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects


1. Define project

2. Develop project plan

3. Administer and monitor project

4. Finalise project

5. Review project

Performance Criteria:

1. Access project scope and other relevant documentation
2. Define project stakeholders
3. Seek clarification from delegating authority of any issues related to project and project parameters
4. Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements
5.Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation's objectives
6.Determine and access available resources to undertake project

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participants will work individually and in groups.
Participants are required to read the course notes and any information provided on the RMIT Learning Hub.

Participants are also required to read the chapter from the recommended text relating to the session topic.

The learning activities include:
• Case studies
• Videos
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Peer interaction
• Simulations
• Reflection and discussion
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace activities

Teaching Schedule

The design of the course will allow it to be delivered face to face  on one full day followed up by online support.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text as comprehensive course material will be provided.


Further online learning materials are available and include:
• Articles of interest
• Class videos
• OHS videos
• Useful external links
• Learning Lab

Other Resources

Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web sites Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
• Subject outlines
• Lecture notes
• Reading materials
• Activities

Further online learning materials are available and include:
• Articles of interest
• Class videos
• OHS videos
• Useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

A major work based assessment – A report outlining the occupational health and safety processes your workplace uses to identify, assess, control, monitor and review hazards. 70% of total mark

Class participation – 10% of total mark

Online participation 20% of total mark

The above assessment tasks will assess the following units:
• BSBOHS408A Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws
• BSBOHS401B Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS
• BSBPMG510A Manage projects
• BSBOHS404B Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk
• BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
• BSBOHS404B Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

A detailed assessment sheet will be distributed in class

Assessment Matrix

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