Diploma of Project Management BSB51415

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to your career

Whether it’s overseeing a new accounting system, architectural proposal, public sector innovation or a brand-spanking-new product in the market, there is significant demand today across a variety of contexts and in virtually all industries, for great project managers who are proficient in process management, objective outcomes and business transformation.

From defining and setting goals, writing project charters, planning work schedules and managing resources through to implementing procedures, instigating corrective action and acknowledging contributions once it’s all over, PM’s are sometimes known as the ‘diplomats’ of the business world. And their ultimate project goal? To deliver what their clients expected (or better), on budget (or less) and on time (or quicker).

The Diploma of Project Management is targeted at individuals who have a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies and are able to plan, execute and evaluate a range of project components, including it scope, quality, timing, budget, staffing, communication, risk and integration, from a project’s inception to its completion.

The course also offers a number of elective subjects, including how to manage stakeholder engagement, control governance and procurement and how to effectively lead and manage teams.

From instigating small initiatives to accomplishing large-scale implementation, this Diploma will expand your career horizons, open up a broader spectrum of employment prospects and allow you to manage your career …  well, like a pro.

Career Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your Diploma of Project Management, you’ll be able to apply your skills and sound theoretical knowledge of project management to manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. You’ll be able to use a range of specialised, technical, managerial and leadership competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate your own work and/or the work of others and will be responsible for achieving project objectives.

You could also gain employment as a:

  • Project Manager (generic)
  • Project Manager (industry specific)
  • Project Leader
  • Project Team Leader
  • Project Contract Manager
  • Project Vendor Manager

Some of these occupations may be new for you or they could be areas for advancement in your existing employment.

Course Overview

  • Delivery Options

    Delivered on-line via our e-learning management system, My eCampus.

  • Commencement Dates

    One of the perks of online study is that you can sign up and start studying at a time that suits you.

  • Course Length

    Diploma of Project Management students have up to 12 months to complete their studies.

    Contact us on 1300 61 61 97 for more information regarding course length.

  • Study Plan

    A customised study plan will be provided to each student upon enrolment.

  • Assessment

    To be assessed as competent, learners need to provide evidence of their knowledge and skills relevant to the unit of competence. Assessment methods include:

    • Quizzes
    • Short answer questions
    • Assignments / Projects
    • Observation Report
    • Practical Assessment / Project
    • Case Study / Role Play
    • Logbook
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however students must have:

    • computer literacy skills
    • access to a computer, the Internet and an active email address
    • the required language, literacy and numeracy skills of Diploma level
    • capacity to complete the assessment items within the required timeframes

    Other entry requirements may be requested if you choose to access VET FEE-HELP* through our partner Registered Training Organisation, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO ID: 32363)#.

    * VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government Student Loan Scheme, which can be used to help you pay for your tuition fees. Eligibility criteria apply.

    # If you enrol in a Diploma course with VET FEE-HELP you will automatically become a student of the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers and are subject to their Terms and Conditions.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

  • Payment Options

    Our Diplomas come with a range of different payment options to suit your lifestyle and budget. You can choose to pay for this course upfront, or access one of our instalment plans. This course is VET FEE-HELP* approved through our partner Registered Training Organisation, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO ID: 32363)^. To discuss the payment option that best suits you, speak to one of our friendly Careers Advisors on 1300 61 61 97.

    *VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government Student Loan Scheme, which can be used to help you pay for your tuition fees. Eligibility criteria apply.

    ^If you enrol in a Diploma course with VET FEE-HELP you will automatically become a student of the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers and are subject to their terms and conditions.

  • Qualification

    Diploma of Project Management BSB51415

Core Subjects

  • BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant.
  • BSBPMG512 Manage project time
    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.
  • BSBPMG514 Manage project costs
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
  • BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It involves determining quality requirements, implementing quality control and assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
  • BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage human resources related to projects. It involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
  • BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
  • BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks that may impact achievement of project objectives. It involves identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
  • BSBPMG521 Manage project integration
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

Elective Subjects

  • BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage stakeholder relationships. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
  • BSBPMG520 Manage project governance
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and implement project governance. It involves identifying, applying, monitoring and reviewing project governance. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
  • BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake procurement in projects. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.
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