Qualification details

BSB41507 - Certificate IV in Project Management (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by BSB41513 - Certificate IV in Project Management PracticeNew title and qualification structure to reflect broader application within a range of project support roles and contexts. Total units increased from 8 to 9 and core units reduced from 8 to 3. 17/Mar/2013

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Mar/2009

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Warehousing and Storage,Local Government Administration,Logistics,Public Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Project Coordinator,Project Officer,Project Team Member 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 03/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 03/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 03/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

Job Roles 

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Project or Program Administrator.

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways 

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB30107 Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualification/s


  • with extensive vocational experience in project-based work without a formal project management qualification.

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Administrative Officer
  • Customer Service Advisor
  • Personal Assistant
  • Small Business Assistant
  • Student Services Officer.

This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  • BSB51407 Diploma of Project Management.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , Legislative , Regulatory or Certification Considerations 

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Qualification Code and Title 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required by industry for this qualification. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • assisting the project team to plan communications, facilitate information flow and review communications
  • communicating verbally with external parties/clients; participating in meetings, questioning and discussions, and making presentations


  • working with external parties/clients and the project team manager


  • recommending ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance of products and processes
  • resolving and preventing conflict within the team

Initiative and enterprise

  • generating a range of responses to new and emerging situations
  • translating ideas into actions and measurable outcomes

Planning and organising

  • planning work and project tasks for self and others
  • tracking actual effort against the project plan


  • undertaking the work in accordance with an agreed management plan and within delegated authority


  • identifying the learning and development needs of people working on the project and facilitating those needs being met


  • using word processing packages to produce written plans, scope definitions, reports of project activities and communications with stakeholders

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 8 

8 core units 

Core units 

Project Management 

BSBPMG401A Apply project scope management techniques

BSBPMG402A Apply time management techniques

BSBPMG403A Apply cost management techniques

BSBPMG404A Apply quality management techniques

BSBPMG405A Apply human resources management approaches

BSBPMG406A Apply communications management techniques

BSBPMG407A Apply risk management techniques

BSBPMG408A Apply contract and procurement procedures