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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.


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.



  • 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


  • BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement

  • BSBSRT502 Facilitate continuous improvement

  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings


For Individuals

  • Self-paced learning with regular ongoing support​.  Hard copy resources or online learning options are available depending on your learning preference.

For Workplace Groups

  • A calendar of face to face workshops will be developed in consultation with corporate clients


Participants will have unlimited support from our team of dedicated trainers and administration staff for the duration of the program.


Participants will be required to reflect on the topics covered and how they apply to their current work practices. They are also encouraged to discuss the topics with their supervisor and colleagues to gain a broader understanding.


As a formal component of the program, each participant will be assessed to make sure they meet the requirements of the qualification.​ Assessment formats include:

  • Skills recognition (RPL) - allows participants to gain credit for skills and knowledge you already have

  • Knowledge questions – written questions to demonstrate the essential knowledge requirements outlined in the unit of competency

  • Performance tasks – a series of observable tasks to demonstrate the practical skill requirements outlined in the unit of competency


Approximately 12 months. 

  • Depending on your current level of experience, course work can take up to 10 hours per week. 

  • Learners can commence at anytime.


On completion of all assessment work, participants will receive their nationally recognised certificate within 30 days.


Standard Fee

  • $4,250

Traineeship Fee​

  • If you or your employees work in the ACT, McMillan has government funded places available.  Traineeship fees will reduce the Standard Fee for this course.  Please click here to check eligibility criteria.​


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