This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.

It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

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

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - develop a project schedule using project management tools and techniques; - implement, analyse and monitor a project schedule, and; - conduct a review of project scheduling and recommend improvements for the future.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain estimation techniques to determine task duration and resource effort; - explain procedures for identifying critical path; - explain procedures for managing project baselines, establishment and variance; - summarise project life cycle phases and describe each phase; - explain best-practice time management methodologies, their capabilities, limitations, applications and outcomes summarise key tools for project scheduling, and; - explain work breakdown structures and application to project schedules.

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