Unit of competency details

BSBPMG511 - Manage project scope (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG511A - Manage project scopeUpdated 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
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0-3.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0-2.1 
CHC - Community ServicesCommunity Services 2.0-3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-3.0 


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 determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.

It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant.

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. Conduct project authorisation activities

1.1 Develop and confirm procedures for project authorisation with an appropriate authority

1.2 Obtain authorisation to expend resources

1.3 Confirm project delegations and authorities in project governance arrangements

2. Define project scope

2.1 Identify, negotiate and document project boundaries

2.2 Establish measurable project benefits, outcomes and outputs

2.3 Establish a shared understanding of desired project outcomes with relevant stakeholders

2.4 Document scope management plan

3. Manage project scope control process

3.1 Implement agreed scope management procedures and processes

3.2 Manage impact of scope changes within established time, cost and quality constraints according to change control procedures

3.3 Identify and document scope management issues and recommend improvements for future projects

Foundation Skills

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


Performance Criteria 



1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2

  • Interprets and analyses information from a range of complex texts


1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4, 3.3

  • Develops project documentation and procedures using formats and language appropriate to context

Oral Communication

1.1-1.3, 2.1- 2.3, 3.3

  • Participates in discussions and negotiations using clear language and appropriate non-verbal features
  • Uses active listening and questioning to elicit views and opinions of others


2.2, 3.2

  • Interprets numerical information to determine project timelines and measure outcomes against project scope

Navigate the world of work

1.3, 3.1, 3.2

  • Adheres to organisational policies and procedures and considers own role in terms of its contribution to broader goals of work environment

Interact with others

1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 3.3

  • Identifies and uses appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with diverse stakeholders
  • Collaborates with others to achieve joint outcomes, playing an active role in negotiating and facilitating agreement

Get the work done

1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

  • Sequences and schedules complex activities, monitors implementation and manages relevant communications
  • Makes a range of critical and non-critical decisions in relatively complex situations, taking a range of factors into account
  • Uses experience to reflect on ways variables impact outcomes and identify future improvements

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSBPMG511 Manage project scope

BSBPMG511A Manage project scope

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:

  • complete project authorisation activities
  • collaborate with stakeholders to produce a scope-management plan
  • implement scope-management plan according to procedures
  • review and document scope-management implementation and recommend improvements.

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:

  • identify components of a project scope-management plan
  • describe factors likely to impact the project scope
  • explain formal change-control processes
  • describe methods for measuring work outcomes and progress against plans
  • describe methods for segmenting and documenting a work breakdown structure
  • identify and describe problem areas likely to be encountered in scope management
  • explain procedures for reporting scope change
  • explain project life cycle and the significance of scope management
  • identify project management tools used for managing scope
  • outline roles and responsibilities of project manager in relation to project planning
  • identify types of project initiation documentation.

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 used to document and manage project scope
  • examples of feedback from project stakeholders regarding management of project scope
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • Interaction with others.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


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