Course Title: Undertake project work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5358 Diploma of Business

Course Title: Undertake project work

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code

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Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Course Contact: Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 5469

Course Contact Email: sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.


This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.


The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

 

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work

Elements:

1. Define project

2. Develop project plan

3. Administer and monitor project

4. Finalise project

5. Review project


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence
Evidence of the ability to:
 define the parameters of the project including:
 project scope
 project stakeholders, including own responsibilities
 relationship of project to organisational objectives and other projects
 reporting requirements
 resource requirements
 use project management tools to develop and implement a project plan including:
 deliverables
 work breakdown
 budget and allocation of resources
 timelines
 risk management
 recordkeeping and reporting
 consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to generate input and engagement in planning, implementing and reviewing the project
 provide support to team members to enable them to achieve deliverables and to transition them as appropriate at completion of the project
 finalise the project including documentation, sign-offs and reporting
 review and document the project outcomes.
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

 Knowledge Evidence
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
 give examples of project management tools and how they contribute to a project
 outline types of documents and other sources of information commonly used in defining the parameters of a project
 explain processes for identifying and managing risk in a project
 outline the organisation's mission, goals, objectives and operations and how the project relates to them
 explain the organisation's procedures and processes that are relevant to managing a project including:
 lines of authority and approvals
 quality assurance
 human resources
 budgets and finance
 recordkeeping
 reporting
 outline the legislative and regulatory context of the organisation in relation to project work, including work health and safety (WHS) requirements.


Assessment Conditions
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the management and leadership – project management field of work and include access to:
 relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes
 relevant workplace documentation and resources
 case studies and, where possible, real situations
 interaction with others.
Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

 

Feedback
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.  Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.