Unit of competency details

SISXIND405A - Conduct projects (Release 3)


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DeletedDeleted from SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package10/Sep/2019
Supersedes and is equivalent to SRXOGN001A - Conduct projectsE Updated and equivalent to SRXOGN001A Conduct projects06/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 06/Mar/2013
(View details for release 2) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 07/Jun/2011

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIS40113 - Certificate IV in Community RecreationCertificate IV in Community Recreation
SIS50210 - Diploma of FitnessDiploma of Fitness
RGR40508 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Racing Administration)Certificate IV in Racing Services (Racing Administration)2-3 
SIS40410 - Certificate IV in Sport and RecreationCertificate IV in Sport and Recreation1-2 
SIS40610 - Certificate IV in Sport DevelopmentCertificate IV in Sport Development1-2 
RGR50208 - Diploma of Racing Services (Racing Administration)Diploma of Racing Services (Racing Administration)2-3 
SIS40313 - Certificate IV in Outdoor RecreationCertificate IV in Outdoor Recreation1-2 
SIS40412 - Certificate IV in Sport and RecreationCertificate IV in Sport and Recreation1-2 
CHC30612 - Certificate III in Active VolunteeringCertificate III in Active Volunteering
SIS40612 - Certificate IV in Sport DevelopmentCertificate IV in Sport Development1-3 
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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  18/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

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Reduction of repetition.

No changes to competency outcome.

Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct projects in specific activity areas, It also involves undertaking contingency planning to enable the achievement of project outcomes.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to those working autonomously and within supervisory roles in a sport, fitness and recreation environment, including those in roles such as recreation officers, program managers, logistics coordinators, sports trainers, coaches, development officers, personal trainers and outdoor leaders. These roles may be performed in a wide range of sport, fitness and recreation environments. The unit focuses on the application of project management skills and the requirement to meet time lines, quality standards, legislative obligations, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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


No applicable

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Identify the project.

1.1. Identify scope  of the project .

1.2. Identify required resources  and their availability.

1.3. Identify the required budget for the project.

1.4. Identify interrelationships with other concurrent projects.

1.5. Assess the project’s potential impact on the organisation and individuals.

2. Prepare a project implementation plan.

2.1. Identify contract requirements  of the project.

2.2. Identify key milestones  and quality measures  for the project.

2.3. Confirm project budget.

2.4. Allocate tasks and resources and identify relevant personnel to be informed and consulted.

2.5. Identify and access administrative support required for the project.

2.6. Develop contingency-management plans for project outcomes.

2.7. Confirm project management plan with relevant personnel .

3. Implement project.

3.1. Access and allocate resources according to project management plan.

3.2. Coordinate communication processes between all relevant personnel within project team.

3.3. Monitor  project activities and progress according to project management plan.

3.4. Identify deviations from project management plan and take actions to address deviations.

3.5. Notify appropriate personnel where original project requirements cannot be met.

3.6. Maintain project records .

4. Finalise project outcomes.

4.1. Complete the project according to contract requirements.

4.2. Evaluate relevant components of the project according to quality measures in consultation with relevant personnel.

4.3. Identify potential areas of improvement of future projects.

4.4. Review own performance in conducting the project and identify potential improvements.

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • communication and negotiation skills to:
  • consult with project team members
  • convey information on project progress
  • liaise and negotiate with internal and external service providers
  • planning and organising skills to:
  • develop, monitor and maintain project implementation schedules
  • design risk and contingency management plans
  • coordinate project resources within timelines and budget
  • problem-solving skills to:
  • define and monitor objectives of the project
  • identify and address deviations to the project-management plan
  • develop contingency plans
  • literacy and numeracy skills to:
  • interpret a project-management plan
  • complete project documentation
  • identify and meet budget and timeframe requirements
  • self-management skills to review and reflect on own work performance to conduct a project.

Required knowledge 

  • organisation policies and procedures to enable accountability and satisfactory completion of project outcomes according to organisation protocols and standards
  • legislation to enable project to be conducted safely and responsibly, such as:
  • anti-discrimination
  • Work Health and Safety
  • privacy
  • duty of care
  • trade practices
  • goods and services
  • contract
  • environment protection
  • quality-assurance principles to enable project accountability in the achievement of quality outcomes
  • project-management techniques to effectively prepare, implement and monitor a project implementation plan within budget and on time
  • organisation financial recording and reporting requirements
  • conflict-resolution techniques to enable negotiation of issues arising during the project
  • evaluation processes to enable improvements to be made to future projects.

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • implements, monitors and review a project management plan according to organisation recording and reporting systems
  • liaise with relevant personnel and allocate and coordinate project tasks and resources to maximise timely project outcomes
  • use communication strategies and systems to encourage and maintain information flow and exchange between project team personnel while maintaining commercial confidentiality
  • apply contingency-management techniques to deal with a range of problems and issues that may arise during the project and report those outside own level of responsibility to relevant personnel
  • conduct projects according to ethical practices and comply with legislation and organisation policies and procedures
  • evaluate and reflect on own work performance to identify ways in which future project outcomes and benefits to the organisation and individuals can be improved.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • conduct of multiple projects within budgetary constraints and timeframes that are of sufficient breadth to demonstrate competency and consistency of performance.

Assessment must also ensure access to:

  • a sport, fitness and recreation environment that reflects local issues and initiatives for which projects can be implemented
  • equipment and resources required for the project, including support staff, equipment and materials
  • organisational procedures and protocols, such as project reporting or recording requirements
  • sources of information on project-management techniques.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • observation of interacting with project team, including allocating tasks and monitoring progress
  • observation of dealing with contingencies in relation to project deviations and budgets
  • oral and or written questioning to assess knowledge of relevant organisational policies and procedures for conducting a project
  • third-party reports from a supervisor detailing work performance
  • portfolio containing evidence of research and documentation, such as a project-management plan and project reports.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • SISXIND409 Organise a sport, fitness or recreation event .

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Scope  may include:

  • objectives
  • desired outcomes
  • benefits to the organisation
  • cost
  • risks
  • inclusions
  • exclusions
  • quality standards
  • time.

Project  may include:

  • internal or external projects
  • conferences and major meetings
  • promotional or other events
  • introduction of new technology or systems
  • product or service development
  • research or development projects
  • ongoing business projects
  • skills-improvement projects.

Resources  may include:

  • service providers
  • financial
  • human
  • physical
  • technical.

Contract requirements  may include:

  • performance standards
  • timelines
  • names of parties bound by contract
  • payment
  • completion requirements
  • staffing
  • ownership of materials
  • indemnity and insurance
  • reporting mechanisms.

Key milestones  may include:

  • recording and reporting
  • developing a work plan
  • timelines
  • achievement of key tasks and project phases
  • measurement and achievement of set outcomes
  • completion of task
  • completion of contract phases and requirements.

Quality measures  may include:

  • objectives and outcomes
  • benchmarks
  • standards
  • key performance indicators
  • project monitoring process
  • achievement of timelines
  • costs.

Relevant personnel  may include:

  • project managers
  • senior staff
  • board members
  • sponsors
  • clients
  • internal and external service providers.

Monitor  may include:

  • progress and timeframes
  • performance
  • variables
  • activities
  • problems and issues
  • changes to project plan
  • costs associated with the project.

Project records  may include:

  • team reports
  • project control chart
  • critical path
  • control point chart
  • Gantt and bar charts
  • milestone chart
  • budget control chart
  • interim and final reports.

Unit Sector(s)


Competency Field

Working in Industry