Born to lead? Distinguish yourself by becoming a qualified Project Manager
No matter what industry you’re working in, every business can benefit from the skills and knowledge of a Project Manager.
The BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management has been designed for those who want to get the job done. Learn to juggle priorities, manage people and ensure your projects are delivered on time and within budget. This powerful qualification and the methodology it teaches will make you an asset to all employers and is recognised and used across all industries.
As a Project Manager, no two days will ever be the same. So if variety, order, and team building are your thing, this is the career for you!
You’ll learn to:
Career Opportunities and Salary Expectations:
These roles exist in all industries, from Marketing and Operations, to Software and Information Technology, and Construction and Engineering. Salaries range from $60,000 to $105,000 per year.
Investment & Payment Options
How do I Enrol?
There are 12 units of competency in the Diploma of Project Management delivered across three stages. Each unit is aligned to PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) which is a world-wide standard for the management of projects. The aim of aligning the Diploma with PMBOK standards is to ensure that students gain a practical insight into how projects are managed irrespective of the discipline. In other words, it doesn’t matter if students apply the learnings to an IT project, a construction project or a business project, the process is still the same.
Students will be supported throughout the program by live and recorded web-tutorials which are aimed at supporting individual learner needs.
In order to obtain this qualification, you must successfully complete the following 12 units of competency
|Unit of Competency
||Unit of Competency Code|
|Manage personal work priorities and professional development||BSBWOR501|
|Manage project scope||BSBPMG511|
|Manage project time||BSBPMG512|
|Manage project quality||BSBPMG513|
|Manage project cost||BSBPMG514|
|Manage project human resources||BSBPMG515|
|Manage project information and communication||BSBPMG516|
|Manage project risk||BSBPMG517|
|Manage project procurement||BSBPMG518|
|Manage project stakeholder engagement||BSBPMG519|
|Manage project integration||BSBPMG521|
|Manage project governance||BSBPMG520|
Overview of course stages
Students will learn to manage their own development and prioritise their workload. This first unit will then allow the student to go ahead with determining the scope of a project, creating a plan, managing controls, schedules and timeframes. Implementing quality control and assurance, and reviewing techniques will be assessed through short answer questions, quizzes and a scenario that is provided at the beginning of the course, which the student continues to work on throughout the course.
Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to effectively cost a budget and therefore controlling cost. Planning for resources and managing a team is introduced at this stage along with the skills to link people, ideas and communicate effectively throughout the project management stage, ensuring that information collected is stored and disposed of correctly.
Students will also cover the risks involved in project objectives, how to analyse and monitor them. All will continue to be assessed through short answer questions, quizzes and a scenario that is provided at the beginning of the course, which the student continues to work on throughout the course.
During this stage of study, purchasing requirements and conducting contracting processes are covered so as to learn to manage finalisation of a project. Being aware of who stakeholders are and managing this relationship throughout the project. BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement is adapted from the unit ‘PM01 Manage Stakeholder Relationships’ found in GAPPS (2007) A Framework for Performance Based Competency Standards for Global Level 1 and 2 Project Managers Sydney: Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards.
Students will be asked to perform a role play over the phone where the assessor acts as a client and student updates client on project progression. Student will be provided with an outline of what the assessor will be looking for in assessment.
This final stage of study will allow the student to bring together all that has been learned (i.e. management of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risks, and procurement). Understanding the management framework within which decisions are made will also be assesses through short answer questions and a scenario that is provided at the beginning of the course, which the student continues to work on throughout the course.
As you progress through the units there will be opportunities for you to test your own learning by completing a number of general questions and activities, such as Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions, Projects, Case Studies, Practical Tasks and Observations. At the end of each unit, you will be formally assessed by your Assessor.
All written and recorded evidence requirements are to be uploaded to the Australis College online portal (iTrain). This evidence will form part of your competency assessment. As such online study is a key element of the Australis training methodology, you will you need to have access to and competency with a computer and the internet.
Where this provides you key challenges please discuss this with your course consultant.
The below images show an example timetable for the Diploma of Project Management illustrating availability of webinars and online group participation. You will always be able to access your trainer via email, Skype or over the phone if you have any questions.