Project Governance
Course Training Program in Building Construction Management

Project Governance in Building Construction Management

Training Program for Those Wishing to Direct, Plan & Manage Complex Building Projects in Significant Size and Scope

CAS-BCM Centre for Advanced Studies in Building & Construction Management
Course Program Introduction

The purpose of this program is to qualify individuals who apply a body of knowledge in Project Management and in a range of contexts to undertake professional or highly skilled work for Building Construction Projects that are significant in scope and size such as a major building development or a significant building infrastructure project in the building construction industry.

Areas of Competency
The planning & management of complex building projects is the process of both planning and managing resources in order to meet building project outcomes for time, cost and quality. Both Building Professionals and Registered Building Practitioners must demonstrate competencies in
• developing project cost plans & budgets,
• establish project team members & human resources and appoint relevant specialist consultants,
• undertake project risk analysis & management,
• apply relevant building codes & standards and legislation,
• project reporting & communication together with a detailed understanding & knowledge in
• project management methodologies and techniques. 

Course Program Outline

Program Code: PGCM
Program Title: Project Governance in Building Construction Management 

Duration

Duration: 13 weeks

Face-to-Face:
39 Sessions Approx.

Self-Study:
On-Line eLearning included

Work-Based:
3 months min. to 10 months max. approx. for those wishing to undertake training in a workplace 

Times & Days

Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Option to Choose:

Morning:
08:30am to 12:30pm

Afternoon:
01:00pm to 05:00pm

Evening:
05:30pm to 09:30pm 

Fee: $8,800.00

Location:
Level 1 Suite 9B
80 Keilor Road
Essendon North VIC 3041

Program Commencement Dates

Intakes are in
• Intakes for 2021 to be advised soon.

Self-Study On-Line eLearning:
Open all year

Work-Based:
Open all year

Note: Modes of Study are interchangeable e.g. Learners enrolled as Self-Study or Work-Based can change to Face-to-Face and vice versa if they choose to do so. 

Program Overview

This course program specifies the outcomes required to identify, plan, control and finalise complex projects.

The course addresses the management of projects of significant scope and duration, for example developing and implementing a major new program or service or constructing or designing a significant new piece of infrastructure.

The environment in which the project is managed is also complex and involves managing a project team which typically includes staff with diverse skill sets. Managing complex projects also involves significant reporting requirements. 

This course program supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in organisations of all sizes. It will support senior managers in all sectors of the construction industry who must exercise the skills needed to ensure projects are planned and managed effectively in order to deliver the required outcomes on time, quality and within budget.

The purpose of this program is to qualify individuals who apply a body of knowledge in Project Management and in a range of contexts to undertake professional or highly skilled work for Building Construction Projects that are significant in scope and size such as a major building development or a significant building infrastructure project in the building construction industry.

This program combines best practice theory with practical workplace applications.

Participants will gain an understanding of the specialist skills and knowledge required to function as Building Professional in Building Construction Project Management in both Domestic and Commercial Class Projects that are considerable in size and scope. 

Industry Sectors:
Building & Construction
Building Design & Architecture
Engineering
Consultancy
Real Estate & Property
Trades & Services

Occupation Roles:
Senior Manager / Director in Building and/or Construction Project Manager 

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake study at graduate level, including:

• with a vocational Diploma or Advanced Diploma, or a relevant Certificate III or Certificate IV together with significant relevant vocational practice min. 2 to 3 years’ experience

• with a higher education qualification, together with relevant vocational practice min. 2 to 3 years’ experience

• with extensive relevant vocational practice min. 3 years’ experience, without formal qualifications.

• Students will be interviewed prior to commencement of course program. This interview will be used to determine suitability for undertaking the course including assessment of the experience which the student has in the Building and Construction Industry.

A Skills assessment for Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
Students are required to be competent in written and spoken English and will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to enrolment being accepted by CAS-BCM. Students will be required to achieve a satisfactory result in a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment that will be conducted during the application process.

Entry Requirements
• Be over the age of 18
• Have Intermediate Language Proficiency in English
• Have Intermediate Proficiency in English
• Have Intermediate Numeracy Skills
• Have access to a computer hardware with internet access
• Be able to operate computer programs as email, word processor and spread sheet applications at a basic level 

Areas of Competency

Coverage

CAS-BCM’s Project Governance in Building Construction Management helps develop and establish competencies in:

1. Project Strategic & Operational Requirements
2. Project Planning
3. Project Groups & Teams
4. Managing the Project Deliverables
5. Project Commissioning
6. Project Review & Evaluation 


Element & Performance Criteria

The following competencies are covered:

1.1 Identification & Analysis of Project Outcomes
1.2 Project Business Planning
1.3 Client Project Brief and Statutory Requirements
1.4 Project Risk Analysis & Management

2.1 Defining Project Objectives & Scope
2.2 Project Cost Analysis & Budgeting
2.3 Project Team & Organisation Structure
2.4 Determining Design Specifications & Construction Plans
2.5 Project Program Scheduling & Planning
2.6 Communication & Reporting Strategies

3.1 Determining & Appointing Consultants and Team Members
3.2 Development of Communication Plans
3.3 Project Reporting

4.1 Project Progress Reviews
4.2 Project Meetings
4.3 Notification of Project Changes to Time, Cost and Quality
4.4 Project Resource Change Control
4.5 Project Status Reporting

5.1 Project Handover
5.2 Project Practical Completion
5.3 Project Performance Reporting

6.1 Assessing Project Performance & Success
6.2 Project Evaluation in Strategic Planning 

Delivery of Program

The program will be delivered as a blended learning program with the option to undertake the program as a Morning, Afternoon or Evening Program.

How it will be delivered (mode; face to face, online, on-the-job) 

Face to Face

Classroom-based learning Theory Session: underpinning knowledge

Independent Study

Self-Paced Learning including e-learning

Online Support

Learner Management System (LMS) including email, resources, research, eLearning, webinars and online consultation

Work Based

Work-Based Project Assignment: Knowledge Areas & Unit Outcomes

Assessment & Evidence Required for Competency

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors.

The assessment methods used during this course are:

Knowledge Based Test

You are required to respond in writing to a range of questions and case study activities for underpinning knowledge.

Project Assignment

Project Case Study Response: required to provide a written response to a situation presented in a project case study scenario.
or
Project Research Tasks: required to undertake project research.

Practical Assessment Work Project

Learners are required to participate in a Practical Work Placement Program within an organisation or business within the Building & Construction Sector and are required to undertake project research within the workplace.

Outcome

Learners wishing to undertake the Assessments will be awarded a
Certificate of Completion

All learner participants who attend the full program will be issued a
Certificate of Attendance’ 

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