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.

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

Study Options
Full-time or Part-time on Campus

Study Options – Overseas students

Study Options – Overseas students

International students may only study full time and on campus

Start Dates

Start Dates

See Key Dates below

Course Length

Course Length

Full-time - 1 year

Part-time - 70 weeks maximum

Accelerated - 7 months

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

Sydney Campus

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

International Students
Equivalent IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.0

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students

Finance Options - Domestic Australian students

Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 10,900 (domestic students)

VET Student Loan
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

Cricos Code

Cricos Code

093556E

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

Subject Name

Subject Name

Subject Description

Build Your Personal Brand
Unit of competencies:
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Build Your Personal Brand

This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks. In addition, it covers the development and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace.

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.

Project Risk Management
Unit of competencies:
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk

Project 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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