C4412 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

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Plan: C4412 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
Qualification national code: BSB40920
Nominal hours: 360
Career: TAFE
Duration: 0.5 years full-time
Location: RMIT University, City Campus
Owning school: Business and Enterprise (525T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
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Purpose of the Program

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who identify and apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. They may be members of a project team but with no direct responsibility for the overall project outcomes. They support project operations in one or more roles and under direction may also use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities. They take responsibility for their own outputs in terms of organisational and project quality requirements, and may have limited responsibility for the output of others.

This program is designed to attract a cohort of learners who have a reasonable amount of life/work experience, who are capable of taking some responsibility for their own learning.

The program has also been designed to enable greater flexibility in how and when people choose to learn by fewer but more intensive face-to-face group sessions and more structured self-paced learning activities offered online where participants are encouraged to practice and apply key concepts, undertake research to build their knowledge and content, investigate their own workplaces where possible and undertake assessment projects that meet both the requirements of the program as well as being of potential benefit to their own organisations.

Anticipated student cohorts include:

  • Current workers wanting to up skill;
  • Individuals returning to the workforce who want /need to up skill; 
  • School leavers who are interested in pursuing a foundational project management qualification; and
  • Individuals who maybe undertaking other vocational or professional studies (eg engineering, nursing, marketing, construction, architecture, arts) that require project management as part of their skill set.
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Articulation and pathways

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice guarantees entry into the Diploma of Project Management.

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Entrance requirements

There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this program. Applicants must meet the minimum University Entry requirements for this program. 

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External accreditation and industry links

The development of the program structure and the choice of units appropriate to the sector were informed by the knowledge areas within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), a leading project management methodology and through consultation with RMIT educators.

Teachers maintain close contact with industry through various professional development activities.

Teachers regularly engage guest speakers for the program.  All learners participate in classes where they are assisted to make connections between theoretical concepts and the workplace. In some cases this is their own workplace.  Mentoring and coaching by the facilitator in order to assist learners to make this connection is a major design feature of this program.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course-related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit ) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at:  myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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