This unit aims to investigate appropriate project governance structures, its context and dimensions in the overall project success. It also examines the processes required to acquire goods and services, and make effective use of people and other resources involved in a project. To ensure a project is completed successfully, students will be provided with advanced knowledge of project quality management including how to develop a quality management plan, and perform quality assurance and control.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 2
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of project governance structures, industry standards and procedures for project control and practices
  • Critically evaluate and communicate the processes required to make effective use of people and other resources involved in a project
  • Critically evaluate the processes required to acquire goods and services from outside the project organisation and explain principles for improving project procurement
  • Develop advanced knowledge of quality planning, quality assurance and quality control practices to ensure that projects will satisfy the needs for which they are undertaken
  • Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a team

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Block Teaching
3.00 12 weeks 36
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114

Swinburne Online and OUA

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 20 - 30% 1,2,3,4 
Assignment 2Individual 30 - 50% 1,2,3,4 
Assignment 3Group 30 - 40% 1,2,3,4,5 


  • Project Governance: Introduction of governance in a Project Management context
  • Project plan development
  • Monitoring the project and change control process
  • Project Quality Management
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Resource Management
  • Organisational planning
  • Staff acquisition and team development
  • Procurement planning
  • Solicitation planning
  • Contract administration

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.