Diploma of Project Management

Build your Project Management career!

The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) has been developed by industry professionals and endorsed by a number of industry bodies to equip you with the practical knowledge and skills required to step up and hit the ground running as project managers in small, medium or large organisations, across all industry sectors. Providing a broad introduction to the project management function of a business, you will learn a variety of essential skills; including the fundamentals of financial management, project design, risk assessment, integration and the essentials in how manage a team of project team members.

Online study

The course is conducted via APM’s online learning portal, which offers the flexibility of studying from home, in transit and around your work or family schedule. You’ll learn in a supportive and interactive online learning environment with lecturers on hand to answer your questions and support your learning.

Career Outcomes

In today’s business world, Project Managers need a range of skills in order to achieve success and balance in keeping stakeholders, customers and employees satisfied. 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.

Graduates of the Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) will have the knowledge and skills to manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They have potential for project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. Some examples of job titles in this area include:

  • Project manager (generic)
  • Project manager (industry specific)
  • Project leader
  • Project team leader
  • Project contract manager
  • Project vendor manager

Diploma > Degree > Masters

Graduates of the Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) will receive course credits to pathway into APM’s Bachelor of Business programs, which means you could shave up to one year of study time off a degree.

Interested in getting a Masters? Graduates of the Bachelor of Business programs will get entry into the Master of Global Project Management, MBA or other Masters at Torrens University Australia, once you have three years of professional experience.

Course Overview

Qualification Title

Qualification Title

Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415)

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Study Options – Domestic Australian students

Online only
Full-time
Part-time
Accelerated

This course is not available for International students.

Start Dates

Start Dates

2016
22nd February
4th April
6th June
18th July
19th September
31st October

Course Length

Course Length

Full-time - 1 year

Part-time - 2 years

Accelerated - 36 weeks

Course study requirements

Course study requirements

10 hours study required per subject, per week, during a trimester.
e.g. If you undertake two subjects in a trimester, the study requirement is 20 hours each week.

Assessment

Assessment

Demonstration/ Observation
Questions - written and oral responses
Assignments

Location

Location

Online

Entry Requirements
(For VET FEE-Help domestic students only)

Entry Requirements

A completed Australian secondary education qualification or equivalent; OR
Undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing and demonstrate competency at exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students

VET-FEE HELP
Domestic Australian students only.

Delivered by

Delivered by

Think: Colleges Pty Ltd trading as APM College of Business and Communication

Accrediting body

Accrediting body

ASQA

Training Package details:

Training Package details:

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Key dates

Academic Dates Start Date Census Dates Last Day Breaks
2017 Trimester 1 (T1) 20 Feb 10 Mar 14 May 15 May – 4 Jun
2017 Trimester 2 (T2) 5 Jun 23 Jun 27 Aug 28 Aug – 17 Sep
2017 Trimester 3 (T3) 18 Sep 6 Oct 10 Dec 11 Dec – 18 Feb

Course Subjects

The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) subjects are offered online only. Much more than just an online chat room, our online classes are delivered via a dedicated learning portal, giving you full access to your lecturers, class resources and the support you need to get through your course.

Each online subject has a dedicated lecturer, who guides the students’ learning experience and provides feedback on their assessments, assignments and examinations.

The latest technologies and developments are used by APM to enhance the online learning experience, with a learning platform that allows you to keep connected with the College as well as work both collaboratively and individually.

Contact a Course and Careers Adviser to help you determine if this is a study mode that suits your lifestyle and commitments.

Subjects and units you will be studying:

Subject Name

Subject Name

Subject Description

Effective Meetings
Unit of competencies:
BSBADM502 Manage meetings

BSBADM506 Manage business document design and development

Effective Meetings

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes. Students will also learn how to manage document design and production processes to ensure agreed standards are met.

Project Management Principles
Unit of competencies:
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope

BSBPMG512 Manage project time

BSBPMG513 Manage project quality

Project Management Principles

This subject 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. It also covers the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes. Additionally, 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.

Project Team Management
Unit of competencies:
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources

Project Team Management

This subject 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.

Project Resourcing
Unit of competencies:
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost

BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement

Project Resourcing

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

Risk Management
Unit of competencies:
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk

Risk Management

This subject 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.

Project Integration
Unit of competencies:
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

Project Integration

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

Project communication
Unit of competencies:
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

Project communication

This subject 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.

Financial Planning
Unit of competencies:
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans

Project communication

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.

 

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