BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

National Code and name: BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
Nationally Recognised TrainingYes
Fees: Fee for service; Smart and Skilled funding available from 1 July 2024
Government funding: Yes, Smart and Skilled funding is available.
Traineeships: No, this course is unavailable as a traineeship with NTM
Mode of study: Virtual classroom

Our program equips you with the skills and knowledge to launch a rewarding career in project management. Master essential project management capabilities through hands-on learning. Become a project management powerhouse, supporting projects from conception to successful completion as a project administrator or coordinator. Put your newfound expertise to work, applying your skills to projects in your small business or current workplace. Enroll today and start building a successful project management career

What is the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice qualification?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Contracts Officer, Project Administrator and Quality Officer.

Individuals in these roles work autonomously, and might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities.

Are there any licensing requirements?

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

What kind of careers and work could I do?

Possible job titles and roles relevant to this qualification may include:

  • project administrator/coordinator
  • contract officer
  • small business owner (project applications)
  • project officer
  • project analyst
  • project records officer

Visit Labour Market Insights for more information on types of careers, job prospects, pathways, skills and knowledge, and work environments. Completing this qualification does not guarantee you a job.

What are the entry requirements for BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Entry recommendations

To prepare for this course, we recommend you:

  • have at least 2 years post-school work experience, this is not a course for early school leavers
  • have capable digital literacy skills, including using a range of Microsoft products, such as Word, researching online, and navigating the Internet. Your teacher will provide support in using Microsoft products during your course.
  • commit to attending all the virtual training sessions
  • possess strong English communication and presentation skills
  • own or have access to a Windows 11 (which we highly recommend) or the latest Mac OS (Operating System) laptop for use in class. We will provide you access to the free education version of Office 365 (such as Word and PowerPoint, so you do need to buy a subscription) and reliable internet at home or work. While in class, you will have access to free student internet.

What days do you run the course?

This course is available via a virtual classroom from 6.30 – 8.30 pm for twelve months. The next class will start in July 2024 and the evening is TBC.

What about work placements?

There are no work placements.

Why is the course so popular?

The BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is a popular course for workers wanting to broaden their job skills and move into a project management role. You are only guaranteed a place once you have returned a completed enrolment form and paid the deposit for your course.

If I have previous work or life experience, how do I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning?

At NTM, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or a credit transfer. If you receive RPL, you may get your qualification faster. See our Learner Handbook for more information on RPL. You can apply for RPL at any time, both at the time of enrolment and during your first class. Your trainer will explain RPL and how to apply.

BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice Schedule and Locations

Virtual classroom | Term 3 2024  | Part-time Evening | Day TBC

Day: TBC
Mode: Virtual classroom with a real teacher and other students
Pattern: 1 evening per week
Training: 40 Sessions
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
First Training Session: July 2024
Holidays: No classes over school holidays, we follow the NSW public school holidays
Last Training Session: July 2025
Availability: ENROLMENTS ARE NOW OPEN! There are 5 spots available.
Duration: 12 months

Where can I study, and what locations are available?

We have two state-of-the-art training facilities located in NSW and our virtual campus. Our headquarters are situated on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, and the Western Sydney Training Centre is in the heart of Western Sydney:

Virtual campus – online class with a real teacher and other students using Teams.
Illawarra – Kiama campus: Level 1, 47 Manning Street, Kiama NSW 2533 – this campus is located in Regional NSW
Western Sydney – Minchinbury campus; The M Centre, Suite 51, 40 Sterling Road Minchinbury NSW 2770, this campus is located in the Greater Sydney area.

How is the course delivered?

This course is run in a virtual classroom with an actual teacher and other students. At NTM, there is a combination of virtual classroom training that is scheduled with additional assessments to complete at home or work. You will have 12 months to complete the course.

Do I have to attend every class, and how much work is required for the course?

Yes, as this course is highly demanding in terms of content and assessments, you will need to commit to attending every training session. When deciding to enrol in the course, you should organise your life and work schedule to attend all sessions. If you have work or other commitments, such as being a first responder, health worker, or carer, you must balance your commitments and time management to complete the qualification successfully. You must undertake further research and complete assessments as part of the qualification.

What are the units I am required to complete?

Courses consist of a combination of core and elective units. To achieve the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 9 units of competency, including 3 core and 6 elective units. At NTM, the course structure is:

Core units of competency – all 3 must be undertaken

BSBPMG420 Apply project scope management techniques
BSBPMG421 Apply project time management techniques
BSBPMG422 Apply project quality management techniques

Elective units of competency – the following 6 are the electives at NTM 
BSBPMG423 Apply project cost management techniques
BSBPMG426 Apply project risk management techniques
BSBPMG428 Apply project life cycle management processes
BSBPMG429 Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques
BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
BSBHWS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

How much is the course? (fee for service)

The BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice qualification is available under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled funding, for which you may be eligible if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident, live or work in NSW, are over 15 and no longer at school. Prices depend on whether it is your first or subsequent qualification or if you are eligible for a concession fee or exemption. Please note Smart and Skilled funding will be available from 1 July 2024. The fees are:

$0 Fee Exemption *
 Concession, for eligible Centrelink recipients**
$1,580 first qualification
$1,850 second qualification
$2,450 non NSW resident/no SS funding
  Fee for service (non-subsidised full price)

* You may be eligible for an exemption, which means that you do not have to pay anything for the course if you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. If you have a disability, health, chronic medical or mental health condition you may also be entitled to an exemption upon producing evidence such as a doctor’s letter.

** You may be eligible for a concession if you are a recipient of Centrelink, a copy of your entitlement letter will be required as proof of evidence.

Payment plans are available at no cost, and we do not use Ezy Pay or other interest- and fee-bearing payment plans. See our Learner Handbook for more details on how payment plans work. To secure a place in the course, you must pay a $500 deposit. PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT MORE THAN $1500 IN PREPAID FEES. If you wish to commence a payment plan, please indicate this selection on your application form when prompted. Students are encouraged to request a payment plan at the time of application. However, these can be entered into later, should circumstances change. Payment by direct deposit is preferred. We do not accept cash or cheques. Certificates and/or Statements of Attainment will not be issued before fully paying all fees. See our policies for payments, refunds and consumer protection.

Contact our office 1300 653 501 for more information or email: [email protected]

How interactive and practical is the course?

All course material is included in the price, including electronic resources with all the training and assessment resources. You will have a student Microsoft Account as an NTM student that will give you access to Teams and our Learning Management System for training and assessment.

At NTM, this practical and interactive course provides sufficient time to complete all your assessments. It includes interesting readings and practical assessment work to be completed at home or work. You will undertake written assessments, projects, and case studies related to work-based project management activities.

What are the pathways to further study and university?

Graduates can enter the diploma after successfully completing the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice. NTM does not offer this pathway; contact our Career Development Practitioner for free career advice,

1 undertaking BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management. :

How long does the course take?

The amount of training or volume of learning, allocated for the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice qualification is based on the prior experience of each student. Those students with a lot of relevant prior experience may be able to complete the qualification in a shorter time frame. However, those new to training and assessment will often take a longer time frame to complete the qualification. Students should expect a duration of twelve months to meet the requirements of BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice, which is consistent with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) volume of learning indicators for a Certificate IV qualification.

The learning volume for Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is typically six months to two years, or between 600-2400 hours. At NTM, you will attend 40 sessions of 2 hours per evening of face-to-face training over a semester. In addition, you can expect to undertake around 22 hours per week of reading, completing assessments and lesson preparation. Remember that every learner is different, so you may do fewer hours, or you may need more time. For example, if your typing and reading speed is not as fast as other learners, you will spend more time on the course each week. It is vital to stress that the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is a challenging course, with a large amount of content and assessment.

What learning platform does NTM use?

Our Learning Management System (LMS) is Microsoft Teams. As a student at NTM, you will have your own FREE Microsoft 365 account, giving you access to all popular products, including Teams, Word, and PowerPoint. For the duration of your course, we will provide you with an educational Microsoft account, giving FREE access to the Office 365 product family. As you will have your own account, this will save you from purchasing the Office 365 suite or a subscription. If you already have your own subscription to Office 365 or are planning on purchasing Office, remember you will get all the Office products for FREE when you enrol.

I would like to discuss the course before I enrol.

Please call our learning consultants on 1300 653 501 to discuss the course. At NTM, we are committed to enhancing your learning potential by providing a range of services. Contact our office if you would like to speak to a qualified Career Development Practitioner before enrolling or to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) about your previous qualifications or workplace training experience.

We want to support you through the entire learning journey, from enrolment to completion. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing and completing your course. Our Learner Handbook outlines these services, at no extra cost to you:

  • Career Development and Counselling service
  • Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Skills (LLND) support
  • Aboriginal Education Support

Do I need a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

From 1 January 2015, anyone enrolling in a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI or have lost it, you can get one quickly and at no cost at A USI gives you access to an online account and will contain all your nationally recognised training and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

How do I enrol?

1 Download and complete the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice enrolment form here: NTM Enrolment Form 2024
2 Email your enrolment form to [email protected] – If you have any questions or would like to speak to a consultant, please call: 1300 653 501

We are a 100% Australian-owned and operated company. Our head office is in beautiful Kiama on the South Coast of NSW. When you call NTM, you will speak to a real local person, not an overseas call centre. All our teachers are located in Australia and have local qualifications, experience, and training.