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Diploma of Project Management

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Diploma of
Project Management


Give yourself an edge with the skills and knowledge to manage the total project management life cycle. This qualification will equip you with the highly sought after project management suite of skills and knowledge. All aspects of project management are covered in this qualification, including scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, risk, information, and integration.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Project Manager and Project Team Leader.

Individuals in these roles have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

Participants will benefit from a holistic and comprehensive learning programme, designed to impart practical skills and knowledge.  Training and assessment is practical, realistic and relevant, and directly applicable to any workplace and industry.  Sessions are supported by learning materials, readings and intensive coaching and mentoring by facilitators, as well as online, email and phone support. 

To complete the qualification, participants will undertake twelve (12) units. Eight (8) of these are compulsory or core units, and four (4) units shall be chosen from a group of elective units.

CORE UNITS (eight (8) core or compulsory units)

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope

BSBPMG531 Manage project time

BSBPMG532 Manage project quality

BSBPMG533 Manage project cost

BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources

BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication

BSBPMG536 Manage project risk

BSBPMG540 Manage project integration


(Choose at four (4) elective units from below)

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBLDR522 Manage people performance

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBSTR502 Facilitate continuous improvement

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

All sessions are supported by learning materials, readings and intensive coaching and mentoring by facilitators, as well as online, email and phone support.


Programme Overview

  • BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

  • Duration: 1-3 years (part-time) 

  • Description: A foundation programme of project management fundamentals for those seeking a career in this area.

  • Accreditation: Level 5 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Who should attend?

Project management is a skill-set relevant to all industries and workplaces, and in particular, it will benefit:

  • Those interested in pursuing project management as a career; 

  • Supervisors, leaders, and managers responsible for projects and programmes;

  • Small business owners and professionals for whom project management is a valuable skill-set.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for studying this qualification, but candidates should have the literacy and numeracy skills required to study at a diploma level. In order to successfully complete the qualification we recommend that candidates should meet one of the following conditions:

  • hold a Certificate IV or Certificate III;

  • have relevant vocational practice, without formal qualifications;

  • have other educational qualifications and some vocational experience.

Benefits of the Programme

  • The Diploma of Project Management is a focused and practical programme of learning with direct relevance to industry. 

  • Participants will be supported with a guided programme of learning and development with practical tools that can easily be deployed after the programme is completed.  

Learning tools and methodology

Blended delivery with a combination of online, face to face and distance training (as applicable). Methodologies include coaching and mentoring, workshops, learning activities, discussions, and social media. Learning is supported by independent research and a range of practical activities.

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