Certificate IV Project Management


BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

The Certificate IV in Project Management is designed for people who are working in a project team, or managing small projects. Completing the Cert IV in Project Management will give you the skills and tools required to work effectively as a project team member such as collaborating with others to produce schedules, budgets, risk registers and project plans as well as equipping you with the fundamentals of Project Management to confidently work as a project manager. 

What you'll learn in the Cert IV PM

This course will take you through the aspects of project management from start to finish.  Based upon the structure of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) you will learn the key skills required to deliver projects.

Through the Certificate IV you will develop your skills in drafting project scope, identifying and planning stakeholder engagement, create project schedules and budgets, understand risks and create functional risk registers.

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How will this course help me?

Upon successful completion of 9 chosen units, participants will be awarded the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (BSB40920). The Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is highly regarded as the industry standard in the recognition of those who have demonstrated the ability to work effectively within a project environment.

Participants will undertake learning to sharpen their skills (as per key skills section) as well as the opportunity to apply project management concepts to work-based situations.  This will provide participants with the skills they need to work as effective project team members as well as the confidence to apply them in a practical setting.

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How Would You Like To Qualify As A Project Manager?


Come to a practical and engaging workshop. Build connections and networks with other like minded professionals and find out how projects operate across different industries.


Our online Certificate IV Project Management course is a great choice for learners wanting the flexibility to learn at their own pace in the comfort of their own space.

Prior Experience

If you've been working in projects you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This is a way for experienced people to fast track the qualification.

Looking for customised Corporate Training?

Scope is experienced at designing custom learning experiences and has partnered with businesses of all shapes and sizes across a range industries.

A Certificate IV in Project Management can be created and delivered customised to your organisation.

This will include integrating your values, policies, processes, frameworks as well using examples based on your industry.

Companies we’ve worked with include

Cert iV Project Management Units

A well defined scope is essential for projects to succeed.  In this unit you will learn how to define the scope including how to identify project objective, requirements and review project initiation documents. The key output will be the scope management plan which will be used to manage the project as it is delivered. 

You will then learn how to apply scope controls in making sure the project sticks to the approved plan.  This will involve tracking, reporting and dealing with variations.

Finally you will learn how to close out projects as well as evaluate the performance against expected outcomes.

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Looking for different units?  Contact our team and we can discuss what other units may be available as well as if your previous experience can reduce the course requirements.

How long will it take to complete?

The great thing with competency based training is that completion of a course is based on your ability to demonstrate your ability to perform to industry standard.  This allows you to complete at your own pace.

There are no exams in the course, it is very practical and based upon things you’re going to face in a project environment.

We provide students with the ability to complete the Certificate IV Project Management Practice over a one year period; however we find that the average time is between 3 to 6 months.  During that time there is a large variance in the amount of time each student spends working on the qualification. 

Give us a call, email, use the chat or whatever is easiest and we can give you an estimate based on your situation as well as how your experience may help you complete faster.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements into the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.  If you a computer and an internet connection you’re set.

Having said that we believe that learning is most valuable when applied.  So it’s best to have a workplace or previous which you can use to apply your learning.

Our model isn’t geared for those coming straight out of school and find that most of our students come from one of two paths.

Ideally participants should hold a Certificate III in Business.  However there are a number of other accepted qualifications from industry areas such as Business, Health and Safety etc.  Many participants of this program are tertiary qualified professionals looking to migrate into a project role.   

Many students enter this qualification without holding an existing qualifications. As the programs are designed based upon the work environment, experience within that environment is an acceptable point of entry.  In regards to the Certificate IV of Project Management Practice Management, this may include but not limited to experience within a project environment, or another technical field, this may be either as a team member, supervisor or leading hand.

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What jobs can I get with a Cert IV in Project management?

The Certificate IV in Project Management conveys to employers that the holder has practically demonstrated the skills and knowledge to work effectively as a Project Team member as well as manage small projects.  Furthermore a qualification from Scope Training advocates that the learner has demonstrated the ability to apply these skills in a work context, reassuring employers of job-readiness.

Job Roles include: Project Team Member, Project Coordinator, Project Administrator, Project Manager

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26 Responses

  1. Hi i got reffered to scope by a friend who just completed the cert iv pm course. just wondering as she was able to finish the whole course within a couple of weeks. Will i be able to do the same or does it take 6 months?

  2. Hi Vanessa,

    Unsure who your friend was, but yes it can easily be completed within a couple of weeks. As the assessments are practical those with existing project management experience are normally able to submit their work documents to assist in the completion. Most of our students are actually working in Project Management and as a result find that they have in many cases already completed a vast majority of the assessment requirements. Everyone is different though and as a guide you can use the “how long will it take me to complete” section on the website for each qualification. I can also put you in touch with a consultant if you like who can look at your current evidence and give you an indication of what additional work load there may be.

    Kind Regards

  3. I’d like to thank Scope Training team for exceptional service, which was really worth every dollar spent. Your service was always very friendly, helpful and responsive, I’ve got all necessary information in full details and very quickly.
    Enrolling was a breeze and the whole process of obtaining Certificate IV Project Management Practice through RPL process was smooth and easy.

    Really enjoyed and appreciate your service, Melissa and Nic! Would highly recommend to anyone!

    Kind regards,

    Sergei K

  4. Thanks Sergei for the nice comments. Wishing you all the best in your future

  5. Hello. I am interested in applying for the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice. I am based in Melbourne, and came from the Telecommunications industry in a PM background, as a Project Specialist. However, I have not had any formal training and would like to gain accreditation in this field for future employment opportunities. I am not currently employed, and would be able to commence this course online or face to face. Could you please get back to me with costs, and the next scheduled intake dates.

  6. Hi Susan,
    Thank you very much for your enquiry. Please see our training calendar for upcoming workshops both in Perth and in the Eastern States: https://041.743.myftpupload.com/enrol-now/training-calendar/
    Currently our next Melbourne based workshop is 16-19 May 2017
    Online study can be commenced at any time. This option gives you 12 months to complete your assessments with the assistance of an assigned staff member. You are welcome to call, email, Skype, or if you are ever in Perth, you are welcome to meet your trainer face to face for a coffee and catch up. Many students have found this really beneficial.
    You can commence your studies at any time and can contact the office directly for an enrolment form or register through the online system. Please give us a call or email if we can assist with any further enquiries. Have a great day and we look forward to assisting you with your qualification.

  7. Hey Jess,

    Hope to see you in Brissy from the 27th Nov to the 30th Nov. If you want any more information just let me know

  8. Hi there

    I’m interested in undertaking the Cert IV in Project Management but online mode only. Is this possible? And how much would be the tuition fees?

    Many thanks in advance!

  9. Hi Martina, The course can be completed fully online and you will receive ongoing support from our training staff including face to face meetings where available – we always enjoy an excuse to go out for coffee! We will get some information out to you with the cost and our payment plan option for no extra costs. Thank you

  10. Hello,

    I am interested in the Cert IV Project Management.

    Could you please provide info on fees etc. Is govt funding available for this course?


  11. Hi Brad,
    Thank you for your enquiry.
    I have sent you through some additional information to the email address you have provided about our Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.
    If you have any further questions, feel free to ask away.
    Have a great day!
    Scope Training Team.

  12. Comment * Hi, I am interested in partaking in the Melbourne 22-OCT workshop. Is this the same outcome as doing this course online?.. I notice it is covered in one week. How is each unit assessed?
    Could you please also provide a fee structure for the online vs workshop model? Is there govt funding available?

    Thank you

  13. Hi Scott,
    Thank you for your enquiry.
    I have sent you through some additional information about our upcoming Melbourne workshop.
    If you have any further questions, feel free to ask away.
    Hope to see you in Melbourne!
    Scope Training Team.

  14. Comment *Hi, am Australian PR however currently in Sri Lanka and interested in following the Certificate iv in PMP. I don’t have formal education in PM, however have 10 years experience in managing environmental and development projects. Can you please provide information re course fee, online program and whether I can get waiver for prior qualifications/experience ? Thanks.

  15. Hi Chamila,

    Thanks for your enquiry. We can certainly have a look and see if you are a suitable candidate for the Recognition of Prior Learning pathway.
    I will send you through some information regarding this process and some additional information that you might find helpful.

    Have a great day and look forward to hearing from you soon.
    The Scope Training Team.

  16. Hi Raul,

    I will send through some information regarding our Certificate IV in Project Management Practice including the cost and online study method process.

    Thank you.
    The Scope Training Team.

  17. Hi there,

    I have no project management experience and do have access to a workplace but not in a project management capacity. However, I would like to get into project management in the future, would I be able to do this course?


  18. Hi Dylan,
    Certificate IV is a great entry-level of study into a new career progression. No previous experience is required and the assessments are based more on theoretical projects rather than work-related projects.
    I have sent you an email separately with more details about this.
    Have a great day!
    The Scope Training Team.

  19. Hi Catherine,

    We’ve just sent you a quick info pack for the Cert IV! Unfortunately the VET scheme is not avaialble for this course through us. I’ve sent through some information regarding payment plans for you.
    Thanks Catherine!

  20. Thanks for your enquiry Sandeep! We’ve just sent you a little information pack with our enrolment process.

    Let us know if you have any other questions!

  21. Hi Scope, I have no experience in PM and I’m not involved in projects at work but am looking to add the Cert IV to my resume to change career paths. I have 20 years in the workforce and have completed university. I guess I’m after some reassurance that I can still do the cert IV PM with no exposure or background. Could you please provide a little more info about the assessment tasks required? Thank you for your help.

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