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
Target groups for the Diploma of Project Management are those who are:
Target groups will include international students. Students will usually be new or existing entrants; however, credit and/or RPL can be provided for those with existing skills and knowledge allowing such students to complete the course in a shorter timeframe. On successful completion students will be issued with nationally recognised qualifications and/or statements of attainment
Students who complete this course can expect to gain work including but not limited to as a Project Manager, Program Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Project Management Office Executive, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, and Project Contracts Manager.
Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into such courses such as: BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management.
60 scheduled tuition weeks and up to 18 weeks of holidays (78 weeks total)
The Training Package states that there are no prerequisites or mandatory entry requirements for this qualification, allowing flexible entry points.
This course is available to students who are able to provide evidence that they:
Score or Level
International English Language Testing System
TOEFL internet-based test
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
Occupational English Test
B for each test component
Total number of units = 12
8 core units plus 4 elective units, of which:
2 elective units must be selected from the elective units listed
for the remaining 2 elective units: up to 2 units may be selected from the elective units listed
if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Diploma or above, from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.
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.
Chosen elective units must not include BSBPMG430 Undertake project work.
Refer https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB50820 for details of elective units
The BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management requires the completion of the following 12 (including 8 core and 4 electives).
Manage project scope
Manage project time
Manage project quality
Manage project cost
Manage project human resources
Manage project information and communication
Manage project risk
Manage project integration
Manage project procurement
Manage project stakeholder engagement
Manage project governance
Manage personal and professional development
Current, Release 1, Version 7.0-7.1, Release date 19/10/2020 as at 22/6/2021
Classroom with homework
Students will participate in a total of 1500 hours of training, learning and assessment activities.
This includes 20 hours of class each week. In addition, students will be required to complete 5 hours of homework/online/self-study each week which may involve reading their textbooks, class materials, discussing their work with their trainer/assessor and/or other students and completing assessment tasks that are not done in class such as projects.
Please refer to the BSB50820 Delivery and Assessment Schedule for assessment methods for each Unit of Competency.
Definitions of each of these methods has been drawn from the ASQA Guide for developing assessment Tools (page 5), https://www.asqa.gov.au/sites/g/files/net2166/f/Guide_to_developing_assessment_tools.pdf
Where evidence is gathered over a number of assessments, successful completion of the unit of competency will only be judged after successfully completing each individual assessment.
Each unit is assessed individually as a clustered approach has not been taken.
Students with a significant amount of prior skills and/or knowledge or previous relevant qualifications are encouraged to apply for recognition of prior learning and/or credit transfer which may reduce the amount of training required