Unit of competency details

BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG516A - Manage project information and communicationUpdated 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 2.0-3.0 
CHC - Community ServicesCommunity Services 2.0-3.0 
BSB - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 1.0-1.2,2.0-3.0 


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 link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.

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. Plan information and communication processes

1.1 Identify, analyse and document information requirements, with input from stakeholders, as the basis for communication planning

1.2 Develop, within delegated authority, an agreed communication management plan to support achievement of project objectives

1.3 Establish and maintain a designated project-management information system to ensure quality, validity, timeliness and integrity of information and communication

2. Implement project information and communication processes

2.1 Manage generation, gathering, storage, retrieval, analysis and dissemination of information by project staff and stakeholders

2.2 Implement, modify, monitor and control designated information-validation processes to optimise quality and accuracy of data

2.3 Implement and maintain appropriate communication networks

2.4 Identify and resolve communication and information-management system issues

3. Assess information and communication outcomes

3.1 Finalise and archive records according to agreed project information ownership and control requirements

3.2.Review project outcomes to determine effectiveness of management information and communication processes and procedures

3.3 Identify and document lessons learned and recommended improvements for application in 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 



1.1-1.3, 3.1, 3.2

  • Interprets and analyses complex texts from a range of sources


1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3

  • Develops project documents using vocabulary, structure and conventions appropriate to text

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.2

  • Participates in verbal exchanges using clear language and appropriate non-verbal features
  • Uses active listening and questioning to confirm understanding and agreement

Navigate the world of work


  • Understands responsibilities and boundaries of own role

Interact with others

1.1, 1.2

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

Get the work done

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

  • Sequences and schedules complex activities, monitors implementation and manages relevant communication
  • Uses problem-solving techniques to analyse and resolve issues
  • Evaluates outcomes of decisions to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Uses digital tools to access, organise and analyse complex data

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

BSBPMG516A Manage project information and communication

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 communication management plan and an information system for a specific project
  • implement a project information system with a systematic approach to storage, searching, retrieval and archiving of relevant information
  • implement and maintain communication processes
  • review project outcomes and document suggestions for improvements to managing project information and communication for future projects.

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 alternative communication methods and media and their application on various projects
  • identify effective project-management information systems and their various applications
  • explain methods used to evaluate information systems and communication processes.

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:

  • project communication and information management documentation
  • examples of how communication was managed on projects
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


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