Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites to entry for the pre-enrolment program.

 

 OPEN is a multimedia project management resource hub, available free to all, whether or not you intend applying for Certification.

The 12 online units in OPEN cover all aspects of contemporary project management, including a number of well-known and highly regarded methodologies such as PMBOK, Agile, and PRINCE2.

Successfully completing all the online quizzes that follow each topic will satisfy the pre-requisite entry requirements for the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

 

Advanced Recognition and Certification (ARC) workshop

As an alternative to completing OPEN, candidates can attend an Advanced Recognition and Certification (ARC) workshop run by the Institute.

The workshop is a wholly interactive experience in which participants initiate, plan, deliver and close an actual project.

Over five (5) collaborative days our expert facilitators leverage your latent project experience, connecting a common frame of reference, common purpose and common sense approach to the cohesive delivery and oversight of professional and personal projects.

The cost of attending an ARC workshop is $2,500 – group and corporate rates are also available.

 

Graduate outcomes

Upon completion of OPEN / ARC you can exit the qualication pathway program as a Certified Project Officer.

Entry requirements

Entry is open to all persons who have:

You must also:

  • be continuously and actively involved in one or more workplace projects over the period of your enrolment
  • have the full support of the projects’ sponsor(s), and
  • have reliable access to an internet connected computer with word-processing software (eg Microsoft Word).

International students must also evidence vocational English as per the Australian government standard for skilled migration. Students need to independently prepare for and obtain this standard.

 

Active mentoring

The BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice mentoring program is delivered one-on-one into your workplace using YOUR projects, programs and events as ‘cases’.

Our expert mentors work virtually with you to apply and extend your knowledge in live settings through interactive discussion and a final assessment.

Our mentors are not just proven project leaders; where possible, you will be paired with someone with specific experience and expertise in your industry. Unlimited active mentor support will guarantee you receive comprehensive feedback and assistance throughout.

Rest assured, too, that your dealings with your Institute mentor remain confidential at all times, as per our privacy policy.

The final assessment task invites you to identify a project you have recently contributed to and critically reflect upon its performance – this will take the form of a 2,500 word (minimum) written report and presentation recommending improvements for your organisation.

This activity mirrors the requirements of the Certified Project Professional (CPP) examination (note, though, the different assessment word-length for Certificate IV assessment) and confirms your competence to BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

 

Graduate outcomes

Upon completion of our Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic project management concepts, methods and theories
  • Demonstrate the technical skills of project management
  • Understand the interpersonal aspects of project management
  • Participate in the delivery of varied projects
  • Evaluate and respond to project challenges
  • Communicate professionally with project stakeholders

You will also be directly admitted to the Institute of Project Management as a Certified Project Officer (or Certified Project Professional if you can evidence three (3) years’ project experience).

 

Cost

The BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice costs AU$2,500 to complete.

This is fully inclusive of all resources and unlimted, on-demand, active mentoring for a 6-month period.

 

University pathways

A number of Australian and international Universities recognise our BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice for advanced standing towards undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees.

If your preferred University is not listed here, we encourage you to contact them directly as many will only consider advanced standing on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements

Entry is open to all graduates of the nationally recognised BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

As an alternative, if you have three (3) years’ experience leading complex projects (as per the Certified Project Master admission rules), you can fast-track your enrolment by:

You will need reliable access to an internet connected computer with word-processing software (eg Microsoft Word) to complete this course.

 

Active mentoring

In order to demonstrate your competence at the Diploma level, you are required to identify a complex public or private project that has recently completed and conduct a comprehensive review of its performance.

Your initiation, planning, delivery and close of this process will be facilitated by unlimited active mentor support.

Download the Diploma Assessment Guidelines for more information on the course requirements.

 

Graduate outcomes

Upon completion of our Diploma of Project Management, you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced project management concepts, methods and theories
  • Demonstrate the technical skills of project management
  • Leverage the interpersonal aspects of project management
  • Manage the delivery of complex projects
  • Evaluate and respond to dynamic project challenges in all environments
  • Communicate professionally with project stakeholders

Graduates may also (pre-)qualify for admission to the Institute of Project Management as a Certified Project Master if they are a stranger to the project they review.

 

Cost

The BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management costs AU$2,500 to complete.

This is fully inclusive of all resources and unlimted, on-demand, active mentoring for a 6-month period.

International students must also evidence vocational English as per the Australian government standard for skilled migration. Students need to independently prepare for and obtain this standard.

Frequently asked questions

Our courses do not make you wait until a fixed date, such as the start of a semester, before allowing you to commence. Study can begin as soon as your enrolment is processed, usually within 24 hours!

At any time throughout your Qualification you may also request a Statement of Attainment, which is formal recognition of the units that you have completed. Any units successfully completed are nationally recognised and can be credited to other qualifications with another RTO within Australia.

Our programs may also fast-track your entry into a higher level related or University level Qualification – contact us for more information.

Your mentor will give you detailed feedback at each stage of your qualification. If he or she feels that you are not yet ready to progress, then you will be advised on how you can improve your work for reassessment.

There is no limit to the number of times you may resubmit your work for feedback – we will stick with you until you get it right!

All email enquiries are responded to within two business days, and the turnaround for assessment feedback is usually within five days.

Successful completion of each stage will demonstrate to us (and your present and future employers) that you have the ability to apply the theory you have learnt to practical workplace scenarios.

Note that although assessment tasks are made easier if you are employed in a workplace, those without this opportunity may complete the course as long as they have sufficient access to a project environment to facilitate learning and demonstrate competence.

Past experience indicates that the time you spend on study is positively correlated with your performance and results in this course.

You should allow up to 6-months to complete each qualification (12-months in total for the Diploma), including the time you spend working and reflecting on your workplace projects.

You should ensure you are able to allocate the required amount of time before commencing study.

Because every learning experience is unique, we customise our offerings to uniquely match your circumstances. We take into account your current employment and experience, as well as a range of personal considerations, such as your general interests, ambitions, availability, motivation and financial situation.

For example, if you have already delivered projects or programs of work, either in paid employment or as a volunteer, the skills you’ve developed are probably very valuable. You may have done other studies that include similar subjects, here or overseas. Even some of your hobbies and interests might include relevant skills and knowledge.

To be recognised, you need to prove you are already competent in that study area. If you have just left school, don’t do part-time work or have many interests, you may not be a candidate for skills recognition. If you are an older person with a wide range of successful work and study experiences, you are probably a very strong candidate.

If your skills can be “recognised” (ie mapped to unit and course criteria), you may be able to shorten the length of time for your studies. In some cases, you may get 100 per cent recognition of your qualification, meaning you would not have to study at all.

Visit here for more information on our recognition of prior learning (RPL) policy.

As these exemptions are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and may significantly discount your overall course fee, please contact us directly to invite consideration of your circumstance.

As our qualifications are delivered and assessed in English, students who reside in a country where English is not the primary language, and others for whom English is a second language, are expected to have English language competence as a pre-requisite to enrolment.

You can demonstrate this by providing evidence that you have completed an English language proficiency exam to the Australian government’s skilled migration standard for vocational English.

As a rule, students with English language, literacy and/or numeracy special needs should contact us prior to enrolment to confirm their suitability for the program of study.

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