Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: BUSM6382C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr. Betty Richards

Dr. Amita Iyer
Program Manager
Ph: +61 3 9925 8311





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 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

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Access project scope and other relevant documentation
1.2.Define project stakeholders
1.3.Seek clarification from delegating authority of any 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 including timelines, work breakdown structure, role and responsibilities and other details of how the project will be managed in relation to the project parameters
2.2.Identify and access appropriate project management tools
2.3.Formulate risk management plan for project, including occupational health and safety (OHS)
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 any 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 (human, physical and technical) 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.Assign staff involved in project to new roles or reassign to previous roles
4.3.Complete project documentation and obtain any 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 learnt from the project and report within the organisation

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Reflections
  • Invited presentations
  • Team meetings
  • Oral Presentations

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Manage Project and Apply environmental issues to engineering projects) in conjunction with VU21127 (OHTH5803). You must enroll in the two courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of VU21127 and BSBPMG510A. 
Elements and Performance Criteria for BSBPMG510A (BUSM6382C) Manage Projects
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership. 

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies VU21127 and BSBPMG510A in the Assessment Matrix

Teaching Schedule

 Week of study  TopicModule Learning outcomes / Competencyelements                                                                                                                       
Week 1
  • Project briefing, assessment overview, team work dynamics, team formation, team charter,  role assignment, establishment of team communication strategy, development of templates for meeting agenda and minutes, review of the life cycle of Civil Engineering projects
  • Reflective Journal Entry commences

PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 ,1.4, 1.5,1.6

Week 2 & 3
  • Define Project:   Project selection through team brainstorming activity, Project scope is decided and formulated, project stakeholders are defined, relevant project documentation to undertake the project are identified, and collected.

  • Project team members are clear about their responsibilities, and the project requirements. If necessary clarification from delegated authority on any issues related to the project and its parameters is obtained.
  • Reflective Journal Entry continues

  • Team charter, and project topic sign off by teacher.

PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3,1.4, 1.5 

Week 4 & 5
  • Progressive  assessment submission: includes report, ppt presentation, oral questioning 25%

  • Develop Project plan:  functionality analysis, development of work breakdown structure, identification of project work-packages and deliverables, planning and scheduling of project activities, supporting plans, and other details of how the project will be managed in relation to the project parameters.

  • Risk management plan for an engineering project is developed,  OH&S requirements are established ,  and risk control measures, scope change, change control strategy are established.

  • Reflective Journal Entry continues

PC 2.1,2.2,2.6

week 6 & 7

  • Work on the development of Project Plan continues
  •  Project management tools are identified and implemented

  • Reflective Journal Entry continues

PC 2.1,2.2,2.6

Week 8
  •  Project budget development

  • Consultation amongst team members and consideration of all views in the planning of the project.
    Finalisation of project plan and sourcing of  approvals necessary to commence project according to documented plan

  • Reflective Journal Entry continues


    Industry guest lecture –  Management Practices in the Engineering Profession (subject to the availability of the speaker)

PC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6

Week 9 & 10

  • Progressive assessment: includes report, presentation, oral questioning 25%

  • Project administration and monitoring: required record keeping systems throughout the project are established.
     Process for monitoring action plans for managing project finances, resources (human, physical and technical) and quality are established. 

  • Reflective Journal Entry continues

PC 1.6, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4, 3.5, 3.7

Week 11

  • Project quantities, costing & project budget monitoring requirements are tackled 
  • Project supervision & leadership requirements are considered
  • Reflective Journal Entry continues

PC 2.4, 2.5


Week 12-15
  • Environmental impact assessment:  
         identification of environmental impact and mitigation plan is proposed
  • Appropriate Environmental permits and or approvals are sourced
  • Access and Implementation of Environmental Impact assessment tool

  • Project Model development

  • Reflective Journal Entry continues



PC 3.6

Week 15
  • Finalize and review project: - involvement of team members in the project review, completion of financial record, completion of project report, payment account finalized, documentation of the lesson learnt from the project
  • Reflective journal Entry continues

PC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
PC 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Week 16
  • Submission of final project report, model, final team presentation, and reflective journal submission.                50%
Week 17 or 18
  •  Exam period as per University schedule

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1:Progressive  assessment: includes report, presentation, oral questioning

Weighting towards final grade (%):25


Assessment 2:Progressive assessment: includes report, presentation, oral questioning

Weighting towards final grade (%): 25


Assessment 3:Final project report, Presentation, Oral questioning,  Model, team journal

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs): 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3




Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Progressive  assessment: includes report, presentation, oral questioning - 25% (Week 4-5) 
Assessment 2: Progressive assessment: includes report, presentation, oral questioning - 25% (week 9-10)
Assessment 3: Final project report, Presentation, Oral questioning,  Model, team journal - 50% (Due in Week 16)


Assessment Matrix


BSBPMG510A Elements and Performance Criteria
Assessment 1.5 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.74.1 4.2 4.3 5.1 5.2 5.3 
Progressive assessment X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x   X   
Progressive assessment X X  X X X  X X X  X X XX X X X x      
Final project report X X X  X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x X X X X X X
Final Presentation X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X x X X X X X X
Project model development X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

 Assessment vs VU21127 Elements & Performance Criteria

VU21127 Elements and Performance Criteria

Progressive assessment X X X X X     X X X X X
Progressive assessment X X X X X X X X X     
Final project report X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Final Presentation X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project model development X X X X X X X X X X X X X X


 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA 1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5
Progressive assessment X X X X X X X   X  X  X X
Progressive assessment   X  X  X  X X  X  X 
Final project report X X  X  X X  X  X X X  X
Final Presentation X X  X X X X   X X    X
Project model development X X  X X X X   X X    X
ALL ASSESSMENTS BSBPMG510A 3 3  2  3  3  2  1  1  2 3 3 3 3 2 1
ALL ASSESSMENTS VU21127 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 24 hours outside the class time.           

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
  • maths and science developmental support and advice 
  • English language development 

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Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

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Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 

Special consideration: 

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