Course Title: Manage complex projects

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5194

Course Title: Manage complex projects

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2009,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Catherine Han Lin

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1336

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers management of projects that may be reasonably complex in terms of scope, degree of risk, political, cultural and social factors that apply consequences of failure and degree of control of the projects. It includes managing start up, project implementation, project integration and follow up activities.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


This course is co-delivered and co-assessed holistically along with three (3) other competencies:

(ICAS5202B) COSC 6065C Ensure Privacy for Users, (ICAP5039B) COSC 6067C Match IT needs with the strategic directions of the enterprise, (ICAA5158B) COSC 6066C Translate Business Needs into Technical Requirements.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPPM502B Manage complex projects


1. Manage start-up activities

2. Manage project implementation

3. Manage project integration

4. Coordinate project follow-up activities

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.
A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques