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BSB40920

Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Entry Requirements: Year 10 of High School (or equivalent), English proficiency at IELTS 5.5 with no section less than 5.0 or equivalent (Upper Intermediate level), Have access to a laptop or tablet for study, Student Age: over 18 years

CRICOS Course Code 103935G

start date

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2024

Term 1: 15 January, 19 February
Term 2: 15 April, 20 May
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2025

Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

course length

6 terms
75 weeks with breaks

course hours

14 hrs live lessons
6 hrs self study per week

timetable

2 days per week, face-to-face

start date

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2024

Term 1: 15 January, 19 February
Term 2: 15 April, 20 May
Term 3: 15 July, 19 August
Term 4 14 October, 18 November

4 Intakes per year

View Intake Dates 2025

Term 1: 13 January, 17 February
Term 2: 14 April, 19 May
Term 3: 14 July, 18 August
Term 4 13 October, 17 November

course length

6 terms
75 weeks with breaks

course hours

14 hrs live lessons
6 hrs self study per week

timetable

2 days per week, face-to-face

What is this course about?

Cambridge exams are recognised all over the world by thousands of learning institutions, governments, businesses and employers. The course, like the exam, is offered at Upper Intermediate Level – B2 or FCE – and Advanced Level – C1 or CAE.

The Cambridge Exam Preparation course at UEC gives students an intensive program of practice of speaking, listening, reading, and writing along with lots of vocabulary and grammar. The program is similar to General English but it’s more intensive and it’s structured in a way that helps students prepare for the test if they want to take it.

You don’t have to enroll in the exam to take the course. You will do exam practice, but the activities involved in this exam practice are an excellent way to improve your English.

This is a course for General English students who want to learn faster and work harder.

What will you do each day?

Every day you’ll speak English with your classmates in pairs and small groups as well as with the whole class. You’ll do so many practice activities that give you a structured purpose to communicate. You’ll read and listen to a variety of articles and discussions, answer challenging comprehension style questions, discuss with classmates, and analyse the vocab and grammar so you can use it yourself.

Your teacher will help you learn a lot about grammar and massive amount of vocabulary and make sure you use it all. They’ll also help you improve your fluency and accuracy.

You will spend more time working on written English in Cambridge than in General English. You’ll learn how to construct a range of different text types, from letters and emails, to reports and articles.

You’ll work hard, but you’ll also laugh, learn, make friends, and build your confidence and skills. Once you’ve completed Cambridge, you’ll be so much more confident using your English in just about any situation.

How will you benefit from this course?

Graduates of this program will have developed the skills and knowledge needed to manage a range of typical business functions, providing leadership and guidance, ensuring a safe as well as innovative workplace, and even managing risk and finances. While the focus is on managing, the course is very practical and skills focused.

Because of the UEC Business focus on sustainability as core to the focus of business for the future, students will come away with confidence that they can effectively contribute to managing an organisation’s sustainability efforts, including environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and personal sustainability.

The extensive practice with other students, the coaching form UEC’s expert trainers, and the practical study approach will build each student’s confidence in themselves and their readiness for success in a business environment.

When can you start?

You can commence study in the Diploma Of Business at any of the 8 intakes each year.

  • 13/01/2024
  • 17/02/2024
  • 14/04/2024
  • 19/05/2024
  • 14/07/2024
  • 18/08/2024
  • 13/10/2024
  • 17/11/2024

Who can take this course?

You must be at least 18 years old when the course commences.

You must have completed high school up to year 12 or the equivalent level in your country or a Certificate IV in Business or equivalent.

How is the course delivered?

Like all the courses at UEC, the Diploma in Business course is all live, timetabled lessons in a classroom at the UEC campus in the centre of Sydney. The lessons are very interactive – you will talk and learn with your classmates and the trainer in every lesson.

Throughout the COVID19 lockdown and isolation periods, all lessons went online. All lessons at UEC were still live lessons though. The lessons were delivered through Zoom on the same schedule as our normal, on-campus lessons. Since then, UEC has maintained all classes as ‘hybrid lessons’ so students can join the live, scheduled, on-campus lessons via Zoom as all of our classrooms have state-of-the-art video-conferencing cameras that allow online and on-campus students to see and hear each other.

Typically, 95% of students come to campus for their lessons. However, sometimes a student studies online because their visa hasn’t arrived yet or because the student has COVID19 and doesn’t want to share it with their classmates even though they are not so sick and can still study.

Note: the allowance to study via Zoom is under special flexibility from the Australian government due to COVID19. This allowance will end on the 30th of June 2023.

What learning materials are used in this course?

Like all the courses at UEC Business, the Diploma in Business course is based on a wide range of materials that have been designed by UEC Business using published course materials, materials designed and developed by the UEC Business academic team, and materials developed from publicly available information on real-world organisations.

All students are provided with a range of these materials via the online learning platform.

What will you need for this course

You will need your own laptop with software for typical business and study needs. For example, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or the Google suite of software which is available for free online – Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.

What is the assessment?

Students will complete various assessment tasks in the Diploma in Business. The majority of these will be based on simulated workplace situations that ensure students are ready and able to use their skills and knowledge in the real world.

In each unit of the course, students must demonstrate their competence in all of the range of specific skills and show they have the knowledge underlying this skill. Students will be assessed on each requirement of each unit and must demonstrate the level of competence required to pass each unit. There is no final assessment or test for the course – all assessments are connected to the units of the course.

Note: The Diploma in Business is a level five qualification in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that students must be assessed according to the requirements of the AQF and the requirements of the government endorsed training package that are set out at the training.gov.au website.

What if I have Prior Learning?

UEC Business has a policy that ensures that whenever it is relevant to the course, students are given credit for previous studies (Credit Transfer) and recognition of prior learning (RPL). Please contact us to discuss your prior studies and learning and we will assess it and confirm any changes to your enrollment schedule at UEC Business.

Students who have studied towards a Diploma in Business or similar qualification with another college must notify UEC Business before they commence so we can make any required changes to the enrolment schedule or timetable. Students should not study units they have already completed.

Is there a certificate?

Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with the qualification BSB50120 Diploma in Business.

Students who complete any part of this course (a minimum of one unit of competency) will be issued with a Statement of Attainment that details the units of competency successfully completed.

What can I study after this course?

Students who complete the Diploma in Business will be able to enroll in the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or the Diploma of Project Management at UEC Business.

UEC Business qualifications are also recognised by many other Australian education institutions as meeting the entry requirements for higher level qualifications or gaining advanced standing. This includes Bachelor and Masters degree programs at Australian universities.

Please contact us for further details.

What are the Units of Competence?

Students who enroll in the Diploma of Business must complete each of the units below to graduate with the qualification. Students may complete the units in a different order to that set out below depending on when they commence the program.

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

This unit prepares you with the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others at work. The content focuses on developing and coaching in analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The work students will do includes a focus on creating a more socially and environmentally sustainable workplace.

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to plan and implement effective financial management approaches and processes. The unit helps prepare students to be managers in a wide range of organisations where they have responsibility for managing financial resources in line with the objectives of the organisation.

BSBOPS501 Manage business resources

Students develop the skills and knowledge required to analyse capital and human resource requirements, develop resource plans, allocate resources, and review and report to ensure resource usage is in line with the business strategy. Students will work on a variety of tasks, including resourcing multiculturism and diversity activities and programs in the workplace

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required of people with managerial responsibilities for creating, monitoring and improving strategies and policies for sustainability in organisations and for engaging with stakeholders and specialists. Students will focus on the minimisation of an organisation’s social, economic and environmental impact.

BSBXCM501 Lead communication in the workplace

This unit will guide students to develop the skills and knowledge required to lead communication in the workplace within any industry. This will include establishing communication protocol, coordinating communications, and presenting and negotiating persuasively. Students will practice skills in establishing sustainable workplace communications systems through the use of web-based communication platforms.

BSBWHS521 – Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

Students will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs. The unit prepares students for taking responsibility for WHS as part of a broader management role. Students will learn that health and safety in the workplace is integral to sustainability.

BSBSTR501 – Establish innovative work environments

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to create an environment that enables and supports a holistic approach to the integration of innovation at work. The unit applies to individuals working in leadership or management roles. Students will work on supporting innovations that create a more physically, emotionally and socially sustainable workplace

BSBHRM525 – Manage recruitment and onboarding

Students will focus on the skills and knowledge required to manage all aspects of coordinating and implementing the recruitment, selection and onboarding of employees in this unit. This will include a focus on sustainability focused employees as well as on ensuring the recruitment, selection and onboarding processes adhere to sustainability principles as well as other company policies.

BSBOPS504 – Manage business risk

This unit will prepare students with the skills and knowledge required to manage business risks in a range of contexts. Students will identify, analyse and treat risks related to a simulated workplace program aiming to introduce waste reduction practices and projects as part of a larger organisational sustainability initiative.

BSBTWK503 – Manage meetings

Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.

BSBPEF501 – Manage personal and professional development

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to implement systems and processes that support the personal and professional development for yourself and for others. These skills are applied to working in managerial positions in which you are accountable for the development and performance of yourself and others.

BSBCMM511 – Communicate with influence

Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to present and negotiate persuasively, to lead and participate in meetings and to make presentations to customers, clients and other key stakeholders. Key to the unit are the skills of listening actively, understanding the information needs of others – from their perspective, and adapting your approach to communication to suit your audience.

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