Unit of competency details

BSBPMG410 - Apply project time management techniques (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 25/Mar/2015

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG410A - Apply project time-management techniquesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PSP - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0-2.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-3.0 
AVI - Aviation Training PackageAviation Training Package 3.0 


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080315 Project Management  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with project scheduling activities, apply and monitor the agreed project schedule, and evaluate the effectiveness of time management for the project.

It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Management and Leadership – Project Management

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assist in developing project schedule

1.1 Contribute to developing work breakdown structure with sufficient detail to enable effective planning and control

1.2 Contribute to estimating duration and effort, sequence and dependencies of tasks to achieve project deliverables

1.3 Assist in using project scheduling tools and techniques to identify schedule impact on project time management, resource requirements, costs and risks

1.4 Contribute to achieving an agreed schedule baseline and communicating the schedule to stakeholders

2. Maintain project schedule

2.1 Use techniques to measure, record and report progress of activities in relation to agreed schedule

2.2 Record baseline variance between actual and planned progress

2.3 Contribute to forecasting impact of change on the schedule and analysing options

2.4 Update task status and agreed changes to maintain currency and accuracy of schedule

3. Participate in assessing time-management outcomes

3.1 Assist in review of project performance to determine effectiveness of time management

3.2 Document scheduling and time-management issues and responses to assist in project evaluation

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.


Performance Criteria 



1.1, 1.3, 3.1

  • Interprets project documentation to determine scheduling requirements and review performance


1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2

  • Documents project activities using structure, layout, vocabulary, and conventions appropriate to context

Oral Communication

1.4, 3.1

  • Interacts effectively in verbal exchanges, using clear language and appropriate features to convey information
  • Uses active listening and questioning to elicit and assess relevant information


1.2, 1.3, 2.1

  • Selects and applies a range of mathematical strategies to determine resources and measure work output against a predetermined timeline

Interact with others

1.4, 3.1

  • Selects and uses appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with internal and external stakeholders in a range of work contexts

Get the work done

1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

  • Plans and implements tasks required to monitor implementation of plans
  • Reviews and reflects on outcomes to identify whether objectives were met
  • Uses digital tools to enter, analyse and present data and information

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSBPMG410 Apply project time-management techniques

BSBPMG410A Apply project time-management techniques

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


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Assessment requirements

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • create a project schedule showing tasks, deliverable milestones, sequence, dependencies and time estimates
  • apply time-management techniques in a project
  • use tools and techniques to maintain, monitor and update a project schedule.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain implications of time management for project resources, costs and risks
  • describe methods for estimating task duration and resource requirements
  • identify tools and techniques for managing project time and their particular applications
  • explain techniques used to measure, record and report progress of activities.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the management and leadership – project management field of work and include access to:

  • workplace documentation relevant to project management
  • planning tools
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


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