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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Identify project scope
  2. Acquire project resources
  3. Manageproject activities
  4. Finalise project and evaluate and report on activities
  5. Manage project activities

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Required Skills

analyse project outcomes

design a strategy to achieve project outcomes and client requirements

evaluate and report on project performance

evaluate project achievements

internal and external clients

maximise team effectiveness and staff selection


negotiate with contractors and suppliers

resolve disagreements and disputes satisfactorily

team building skills

Required Knowledge

basics of contract law

business and commercial issues

cost schedule control systems

human resource management and policies

organisations procurement guidelines

organisations project management policies

physical resource management

project management systems

project management tools and techniques

project specifications and objectives

risk management techniques

Evidence Required

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

It is essential for this unit that competence be demonstrated in knowledge and application of project management skills in a wide range of project activities to support the achievement of organisation objectives

Consistency in performance

Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

Evidence of competent performance by observing an individual in a project management role within the workplace or simulated environment Knowledge may be assessed through

written assignments

project reports

debriefings and action learning projects

Specific resources for assessment

No special requirements

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 in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Project plans may include:

financial management processes

acquisition strategies

fraud control procedures

risk management strategies

integrated logistic support arrangements

human resource development/management strategies

resource requirements

task elements

test and evaluation procedures

intellectual property

industry impact

life cycle costs



preliminary estimate/budget

preliminary timeframes/milestones

Stakeholders may include:


other organisations

general public

relevant interest groups (internal and external)

functional areas

principals/project director/project sponsor

organisation’s senior management




Policy and procedures:

government legislation – state, federal, local

financial management and accounting regulations

government and organisational policies

guidelines and procedures including project management



quality assurance

risk management


guidelines and strategic plans

environmental sustainability

Integration of project activities may include:





human resources





physical resources

Project management systems may include:


communication channels

project data management


financial records

basic statistical information