Course Title: Undertake project work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: BUSM8720C

Course Title: Undertake project work

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5371 - Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Contact: Julia Makin

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Federico Viola


T 03 9925 5713

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. This unit addresses the management of projects, including 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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG522A Undertake project work


1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access project scope and other relevant documentation

1.2 Define project stakeholders

1.3 Seek clarification from delegating authority of issues related to project and project parameters

1.4 Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements

1.5 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation's objectives

1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake project


2. Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop project plan in line with the project parameters

2.2 Identify and access appropriate project-management tools

2.3 Formulate risk-management plan for project, including work health and safety (WHS)

2.4 Develop and approve project budget

2.5 Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project

2.6 Finalise project plan and gain necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan


3. Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements

3.2 Provide support for project team members , especially with regard to specific needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented time lines are met

3.3 Establish and maintain required record-keeping systems throughout the project

3.4 Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources and quality

3.5 Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders

3.6 Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are met

3.7 Achieve project deliverables


4. Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Complete financial record keeping associated with project and check for accuracy

4.2 Ensure transition of staff involved in project to new roles or reassignment to previous roles

4.3 Complete project documentation and obtain necessary sign-offs for concluding project


5. Review Project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan

5.2 Involve team members in the project review

5.3 Document lessons learned from the project and report within the organisation

Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to apply project-management skills and how to meet the requirement of timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for a project.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience. Students will participate in a combination of group and individual learning activities. These activities will be provided through a combination of face to face teacher/student deliveries plus classroom work time. Additional learning activities will also be provided to students to complete outside of timetabled time. Guest speakers will add an additional layer to the learning experience.

Teaching Schedule

 Note: This weekly schedule may be subject to changes due to guest speakers.


Week Commencing


Assessment /Comment           




Course Induction
Outline for all 3 Assignments

Group Work Workshop




Overview Assignment 1

How to define a project

·         Project scope

·         Stakeholders

·         Seeking clarification from delegating authority

·         Responsibilities and reporting requirements

·         Clarify relationship to organisation and other projects

·         Resources

Introduction to Assignment 1



How to develop a project plan

·         Develop a project plan

·         Project management tools

·         Risk management plan

·         Project budget

·         Consult team members

·         Finalise project plan and gain necessary approvals




How to administer and monitor projects

·         Actions to inform project team members about their responsibilities and the project requirements

·         Support for project team members

·         Establish and maintain required recordkeeping systems

·         Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources and quality

·         Reporting on project

·         Undertake risk management

·         Achieve project deliverables




How to finalise a project

·         Complete financial recordkeeping

·         Check financial recordkeeping

·         Transition of staff involved in project to new or previous roles

·         Complete project documentation

How to review a project

·         Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan

·         Involve team members in the project review

·         Document lessons learned from project and report within the organisation




Assignment 1

Assignment 1 – in class




Overview Assignments 2 and 3

Workshop for ‘define a project’

Introduction to Assignments 2 and 3



Workshop for ‘develop a project plan’




Workshop for ‘project management tools’




Thursday falls into the Easter break


Easter break: 13 – 19 April


Class will be on 20/4

Applied ‘project budget’




Supervised in-class work on Assessment 2




Supervised in-class work on Assessment 2

 Assignment 2 Due, Sunday 11pm



Workshop for ‘administer and monitor projects’

Supervised in-class work on Assignment 3




Workshops for ‘finalise a project’ and ‘review a project’

Supervised in-class work on Assignment 3

Assignment 3 Due, Sunday 11pm



Presentations of Assignment 3

 Assignment 3 presentations – in class



No classes - Resubmissions only


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the skills to: 

  • communication and negotiation skills to work with team members and other stakeholders to maintain project schedules
  • communication skills to relate to people with diverse abilities and from diverse backgrounds in a culturally appropriate way
  • literacy skills to read, write and review a range of documentation
  • numeracy skills to:
  • analyse data
  • compare time lines and promotional costs against budgets
  • planning and organising skills to develop, monitor and maintain implementation schedules.


Knowledge evidence:

 organisation's mission, goals, objectives and operations and how the project relates to them

  • organisational structure, and lines of authority and communication in the organisation
  • relevant legislation and codes from all levels of government that may affect aspects of business operations, including:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • codes of practice
  • environmental issues
  • ethical principles
  • WHS
  • privacy laws.


Assessment Conditions

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to workplace project documentation

demonstration of all required skills, knowledge and performance in a workplace-based project.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task


Due Date



Week 6 (in class)



Week 12 (upload on Blackboard)



Week 14 (upload on Blackboard)

Week 15 (presentation)

 Note: You are required to complete three tasks. You must successfully complete all three tasks to be deemed competent in this course.

Assessment Task 1: Questionnaire - Applied Terminology: Tasks and Questions

Due date: Week 6 – in class (access to a PC, laptop or tablet required)

Students will be supplied with a sample brief that includes relevant information about the project, dates, tasks, stakeholders, etc. Students then need to complete/answer a set of questions and tasks during class time.

Type: Individual

Assessment Task 2: Report -Project Analysis and Project Plan

Due date: Week 12, Sunday, 11pm (upload on Blackboard)

Students will analyse a specific project and develop a detailed project plan (minimum word count: 1500 words).

Type: Group of 3-4

Assessment Task 3: Report – Monitoring, Finalisation and Review of Project

Due dates:

  • Upload on Blackboard: Week 14, Sunday, 11pm
  • Presentation in Class: Week 15

Students will in their groups on the project from the previous assessment task. They need to develop a detailed report on how the project has been monitored, finalised and reviewed (minimum word count: 1500 words).

Type: Group of 3-4

Assessment Matrix

Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit Elements & Performance Criteria plus critical aspects of evidence, this can found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from instructor or course coordinator.

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