Hydro Group 4a – BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Why should I take this course?

Project management is a powerful tool for addressing the complex needs of today’s organisations.

Unlike narrowly focused fields – such as HR, marketing, finance or IT – project management brings together an array of skill sets spanning creative and critical thinking, leadership, risk, change and stakeholder management.

Simply put, project management provides a structured yet flexible framework for tackling a diverse range of initiatives faster, better and in a cost-efficient manner.

That is why project management is the most in-demand occupation in the world today.

What will I learn?

The Institute of Project Management’s BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice will be delivered over a series of one-day workshops.

Our expert facilitators leverage your latent project experience, connecting a common frame of reference, common purpose and common-sense approach to the cohesive delivery and oversight of professional and personal projects.

Over the course of the program, dedicated project teams progress through a range of practical activities in the delivery of a fully simulated project.

Is there homework?

The workshops are self-contained in that you complete assessment activities in class with no on-going homework requirements.

That said, to graduate the BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice you must prepare, share and be able to critically reflect upon the following portfolio of project management assets and their application:

  • Project stakeholder register and communications plan
  • Project concept canvas with risk profile
  • Project Gantt chart, including:
    • Multi-level work breakdown structure
    • Project schedule with dependencies
    • Task level resource allocations and overall project budget
  • Request for proposal
  • Risk register and management plan
  • Project status report and change request
  • Project reflection (report)

Templates with detailed instructions are provided for each activity.

You can elect to complete these independently with mentor support or via an in-person workshop series – we will provide more details on this option once the course gets underway.

Where will it take me?

The BSB40920 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice is a prerequisite for candidates considering the BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management.

We discuss in the workshop series how candidates can use the Cert IV to significantly fast-track completion of the Diploma.

Your facilitator

Like all our Certified Project Trainers, Cansu Col, CPM is:

  • a proven industry expert with a minimum of 10 years’ practical experience in leading complex projects, programs and portfolios of work
  • an inspiring communicator
  • a creative and critical thinker, and
  • a trained educator, facilitator and mentor.

Importantly, she is not a professional lecturer who has only learned project management from text-books and classrooms.

Cansu superimposes a wealth of project skill and experience from all stakeholder perspectives that brings project management to life for learners.

In doing so, she looks beyond the curriculum to add value to students and their employers.


  • Project frameworks
    Tuesday, May 17 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Project stakeholders
    Tuesday, May 24 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Choosing the right project
    Tuesday, May 31 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Project communication
    Tuesday, June 7 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Requirements analysis
    Tuesday, June 14 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Procurement
    Tuesday, June 21 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Managing project risk
    Tuesday, June 28 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Agile project management
    Tuesday, July 5 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Managing project teams
    Tuesday, July 12 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Leading successful projects
    Tuesday, July 19 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Managing project change
    Tuesday, July 26 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart
  • Closing projects
    Tuesday, August 2 at 9:30am (GMT+10:00) Hobart


May 17, 2022 - Aug 02, 2022


AU Eastern Time
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


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