Diploma of Project Management

Diploma of Project Management – BSB50820

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. Licensing/Regulatory Information: No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This course is delivered over a period of 12 months with up to 18 months for completion. Learners will be completing modules online.

 This qualification consists of the following 12 units:

BSBPMG530 -  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.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant.

BSBPMG531 - 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.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG532 - 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.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG533 Manage project cost

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.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG534 - 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.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG535 - 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.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG536 -  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.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG540 -  Manage project integration

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBSTR502 -  Facilitate continuous improvement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements.

The unit applies to individuals who take an active role in managing a continuous improvement process in order to achieve an organisation’s objectives. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem-solving and decision-making strategies.

BSBPMG539 - 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.

BSBPMG537 -  Manage project procurement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake procurement in projects.

The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

This course is delivered over a period of 12 months with up to 18 months for completion. Learners will be completing modules online.

Entry Requirements:  Nil

Possible Employment outcomes

After the successful completion of this training product, participants will have the competencies required by industry to perform project management skills and knowledge. They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They will have project leadership and management roles and will be responsible for achieving project objectives. They will possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialized, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others. Possible job titles include:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Scheduler
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Project Manager