Unit of competency details

BSBPMG512 - Manage project time (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG512A - Manage project timeUpdated 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
TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 1.0-5.0 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0-2.1 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 2.0-3.0 
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 manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.

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. Determine project schedule

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

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

1.3 Use 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 communication of the schedule to stakeholders

2. Implement project schedule

2.1 Implement mechanisms to measure, record and report progress of activities according to agreed schedule

2.2 Conduct ongoing analysis to identify baseline variance

2.3 Analyse and forecast impact of changes to the schedule

2.4 Review progress throughout project life cycle and implement agreed schedule changes

2.5 Develop responses to potential or actual schedule changes and implement them to maintain project objectives

3. Assess time management outcomes

3.1 Review schedule performance records to determine effectiveness of time management activities

3.2 Identify and document time management issues and recommend improvements

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, 2.1-2.4, 3.1

  • Identifies, interprets and analyses textual information obtained from a range of sources


1.1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2

  • Drafts and develops documentation required for project scheduling and reporting using appropriate formats and language

Oral Communication

1.4, 2.5

  • Participates in a verbal exchanges using clear and detailed language and appropriate non-verbal features to convey expectations and advise others on progress


1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1-2.5

  • Calculates time requirements for project scheduling
  • Uses basic mathematical formula to determine costs and other necessary resources

Interact with others

1.4, 2.5

  • Actively identifies requirements of important communication exchanges, selecting appropriate channels, format, tone and content to suit purpose and audience

Get the work done

1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.5, 3.1, 3.2

  • Plans and schedules complex activities, monitors implementation and manages relevant communication
  • Monitors actions against goals, adjusting plans and resources where necessary
  • Uses analytical skills to review and evaluate process and decide on future improvements
  • Uses digital applications to access, organise, integrate and share relevant information in effective ways

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSBPMG512 Manage project time

BSBPMG512A Manage project time

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:

  • develop a project schedule using project management tools and techniques
  • implement, analyse and monitor a project schedule
  • conduct a review of project scheduling and recommend improvements for the future.

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 estimation techniques to determine task duration and resource effort
  • explain procedures for identifying critical path
  • explain procedures for managing project baselines, establishment and variance
  • summarise project life cycle phases and describe each phase
  • explain best-practice time management methodologies, their capabilities, limitations, applications and outcomes
  • summarise key tools for project scheduling
  • explain work breakdown structures and application to project schedules.

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, including:

  • examples of project schedules, reports and feedback from project stakeholders regarding time management
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


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