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Diploma of Project Management - BSB51415

Qualification Introduction

The Diploma of Project Management qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They 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.

Qualification Outcomes

By the end of this qualification participants will be able to:

  • consult with stakeholders and others on developing a range of project management related plans
  • produce a wide range of reports and charts to document project progress, milestones and outcomes
  • define performance measures and manage the work of others through positive leadership
  • analyse data and evaluate the effectiveness of systems
  • calculate resource requirements and acquiring them
  • design control mechanisms and evaluating procedures
  • implement continuous improvement processes as required
  • assess and manage risk
  • respond to new and changing circumstances to ensure project outcomes remain achievable
  • develop a quality-assurance process and applying appropriate techniques and tools
  • plan and manage projects in respect to time, cost, quality and resource management
  • undertake contingency planning and integrating all project processes
  • manage own time and priorities and dealing with contingencies
  • take responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all organisational policies and procedures are followed
  • use judgement in planning and selecting resources for self and others
  • use electronic communication devices and processes, such as internet, intranet and email to produce written correspondence and reports.

Job Roles

The type of job roles performed by those completing the Diploma of Project Managements could include:

  • Project Leader;
  • Project Management Facilitator;
  • Project or Program Administrator.

Qualification Structure

Number of Units: 12
8 core unit plus, 4 elective units

  • 4 elective units  may be selected from the elective units listed below or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level or higher.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. They must not include the choice of the unit BSBPMG522 Undertake project work.

Core units

  • BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
  • BSBPMG512 Manage project time
  • BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
  • BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
  • BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

Elective units

  • BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
  • BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
  • BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
  • BSBPMG520 Manage project governance
  • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBWHS506 Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness


Approximately 12 months

Minimum Requirements

This qualification has no entry requirements.

Delivery options

  • Online learning
  • Workshop


Standard Fee $3950
Traineeship Fee $350*

Payment information

*This qualification can be delivered through a Traineeship in the ACT which would greatly reduce the price.  State and commonwealth funding may be available for eligible participants. Find out more about Traineeship options.

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