Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUSM6382C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6132 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ms. Zhefei (Fifi) Zhao
School of Vocational Engineering (SoVE)
Civil Operations
Tel. + 60 3 9925 4480
Fax. + 61 3 9925 4377

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


2.Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>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<o:p></o:p>

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


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<o:p></o:p>

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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:

• Tutorials
• Workbook Activities
• Competency Tests

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 enrol in these 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.<o:p></o:p>

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<o:p></o:p>

Teaching Schedule

<thead> <th scope="col">Week of study (Session Number) </th> <th scope="col">Topic</th> <th scope="col">Module Learning outcomes / Competency elements </th> </thead>
Week 1
  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to Project Management:
  • Engineering basic concept review
  • PC2.1,2.2,2.5
  • PC1.1,1.4,1.5
  • PC5.2,5.3
Week 2
  • Engineering Case Study
  • Introduce work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Microsoft Project 2010 practices
  • PC2.1,2.2
  • PC1.4,1.5
  • PC3.1,3.3
  • PC4.1,4.2
  • PC5.1
Week 3
  • Introduce scheduling (Grantt charts)
  • PC1.5,2.1,2.2

week 4,5

  • Engineering Case Study
  • Microsoft Project 2010 practices

         Project Plan and Presentation, 10% (Due on Week 4)

  • PC3.1,3.3
  • PC4.1
  • PC5.1
Week 6
  • Project Scope Management
  • Engineering Case Study
  • PC1.1,1.4,1.5
  • PC3.1,3.3
  • PC4.2
  • PC5.1

Week 7,8

  • Project Schedule/ Time Management
  • Engineering Case Study
  • PC2.1,2.2
  • PC3.2,3.4
  • PC4.1
  • PC5.1

Week 9

  • Project Cost/ Budget Management
  • Engineering Case Study
  • PC2.2,2.4
  • PC3.2,3.4
  • PC4.2
Week 10
  • Project Quality Management
  • Engineering Case Study

         Interim Project Report and Presentation, 20% (Due on Week 10)

  • PC2.1
  • PC3.1,3.2,3.4,3.6
  • PC5.1,5.2
Week 11
  • Project Resources Management
  • Engineering Case Study
  • PC1.6,
  • PC2.1,2.4
  • PC3.1,3.4
  • PC4.2
  • PC5.1
Week 12
  • Project Communication Management
  • Engineering Case Study
  • PC1.2 ,1.4
  • PC2.1,2.5.,2.6
  • PC3.1,3.2,3.4,
  • PC4.3
  • PC5.2

Week 13,14

  • Project Risk Management
  • Procurement planning
  • Engineering Case Study
  • PC1.3
  • PC2.1,2.3,2.5,2.6
  • PC3.4,3.5,3.6,3.7
  • PC4.3
  • PC5.1,5.2

Week 15,16

  • Project leadership and teams
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Engineering Case Study

          Journal, 10% (Due on Week 16)

  • PC1.3
  • PC2.1,2.5,2.6
  • PC3.4,3.6,3.7
  • PC4.3
  • PC5.1,5.2
Week 17
  • Final Report and Final Presentation, 40% (Due on Week 17)
  • PC2.6
  • PC3.5
  • PC5.3
Week 18
  • Final exam, 20% (Due on Week 18)

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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Refer to the on-line Blackboard for further Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Assessment Tasks

Project Plan and Presentation, 10% (Due on Week 4)
Interim Project Report and Presentation, 20% (Due on Week 10)
Journal, 10% (Due on Week 16)
Final Report and Final Presentation, 40% (Due on Week 17)
Final exam, 20% (Due on Week 18)

Assessment Matrix


<thead> <th scope="col" colspan="25">BSBPMG510A Elements and Performance Criteria</th> </thead>
Assessment 1.5 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 4.1 4.2 4.3 5.1 5.2 5.3 
Project Plan and Presentation X X X X X X  X X X X X X           
Interim Project Report and Presentation X X  X X X  X X X  X X XX X X X      
 Journal X X X  X X X X X X X X      X X X X X X X
 Final Report and 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
 Final exam 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

Project Plan and Presentation X X X X X     X X X X X
Interim Project Report and Presentation X X X X X X X X X     
Journal X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Final Report+ Final Presentation X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Final exam X X X X X X X X X X X X X X


 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

<thead> <th scope="col" colspan="15">Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies</th> </thead>
AssessmentsEA 1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5
Project Plan and PresentationXXXXXX X  X X  X X
Interim Project Report and Presentation   X X  X X X  X  X 
JournalX X  X X X  X  X X X  X
Final Report+ Final PresentationXX X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Final examX X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
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

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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

Please refer to to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit 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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

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