Unit of competency details

BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance (Release 1)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBPMG520A - Manage project governanceUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

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

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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 establish and implement project governance. It involves identifying, applying, monitoring and reviewing project governance.

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. Identify project management structure

1.1 Determine organisational governance policies, procedures and expectations of project stakeholders

1.2 Negotiate clear and discrete project governance roles and responsibilities with relevant authorities

1.3 Establish delegated authorities for project decision-making

1.4 Identify and record differences between the organisation s functional authorities and project authorities

1.5 Adopt, document and communicate unambiguous governance plan to relevant stakeholders

2. Apply project governance policies and procedures

2.1 Distribute and present information on governance planning to project team and other relevant stakeholders and ensure common understanding

2.2 Include delegated authorities within role and project position descriptions

2.3 Moderate conflicts regarding roles, responsibilities and authorities to support achievement of project objectives

2.4 Regularly report to the organisation and project authorities on performance and issues arising from governance arrangements

3. Monitor and review project governance

3.1 Analyse and review project governance impact on achieving project objectives

3.2 Document lessons learned and recommendations to assist 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, 1.4, 2.3, 3.1

  • Evaluates and critiques ideas and information from a range of sources and determines how content may be applied according to organisational requirements


1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 2.4, 3.2

  • Records data according to organisational requirements
  • Develops plans, reports and recommendations using vocabulary, structure and conventions appropriate to text

Oral Communication

1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4

  • Participates in a range of verbal exchanges using clear and detailed language to provide relevant information
  • Uses active listening and questioning to confirm understanding

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 2.4

  • Recognises and responds to explicit and implicit organisational procedures and protocols

Interact with others

1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4

  • Selects and uses appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with internal and external stakeholders to seek or share information
  • Collaborates with others to achieve joint outcomes, playing an active role in facilitating effective group interaction and agreement
  • Manages conflict in workplace through recognising contributing factors and implementing resolution strategies

Get the work done

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2

  • Organises time and effort around priorities and results, focusing beyond immediate tasks to consider work performance of group
  • Takes responsibility for high-impact decisions in complex situations
  • Recognises and addresses complex problems involving multiple variables
  • Uses experience to reflect on how variables impact decision outcomes, and to gain insights into effective decision-making in different contexts

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSBPMG520 Manage project governance

BSBPMG520A Manage project governance

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10


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:

  • devise and implement a governance plan, with an appropriate project management structure for a project of sufficient complexity to demonstrate the full range of performance requirements
  • demonstrate effective team leadership within context of project governance
  • monitor and evaluate a project governance structure.

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 escalation and issues management models
  • describe frameworks for authority delegations
  • identify and analyse organisation or industry governance models in context of the project
  • describe project governance plans
  • explain methods to moderate and solve conflicts in context of project management.

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:

  • examples of project governance documentation
  • records of governance implementation in stakeholder and team activities.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10

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