BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

Develop the skills and access the tools required to successfully manage large-scale projects, people and resources across all industries by completing the Diploma of Project Management.


Recent changes to the Business Services training package will see the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management superseded by BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management.

Students are advised that this current version of the course will expire on 17th April 2022.

This provides the opportunity to complete this qualification before the newly upgraded qualification is required. To achieve this, students will need to complete all units before the expiration date.

If not fully completed by the expiry date, students will be able to transition to the new qualification, although additional assessments may be required.

The College will inform current students on final assessment submission dates and when the new qualification is available to transfer. Contact our course consultants on 1300 887 991 for further information.

End Note

The Diploma of Project Management has been designed for those who want to learn how to get the job done.

Learn to juggle priorities, manage people and resources, and ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget. The methodologies you will learn are relevant across all industries and will make you an asset to any business.

You will learn to

  • Plan and manage projects with time, cost and quality goals in mind
  • Manage and analyse resources, budgets, and risks
  • Consult with co-workers, clients, and stakeholders
  • Negotiate contracts and develop solutions to new and emerging issues
  • Define performance measures and practice positive leadership skills
  • Delegate roles and responsibilities, and dictate the workload of those in your team
  • Produce reports and charts to document project milestones, progression, and outcomes

Career Information

Project management skills can provide employment in a range of roles in virtually any industry. We have listed a few roles below, but please consider our article on An Introduction to Project Management for more details.

  • Project Manager
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Project Management Director
  • Assistant Project Manager

University Pathways

Completion of the Australis College BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management may provide credit for up to 8 units in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce with the University of Southern Queensland.

Completion of the Australis College BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management may provide up to 40 credit points in the Bachelor of Business with Griffith University.


You have access to the course for 18 months but can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

The course is delivered online and can be commenced anytime.

Support is provided via live online chat sessions and ‘virtual’ classrooms, providing you with direct access to industry experts and other students. Attendance at live sessions is optional but strongly recommended.


There are 12 subjects in the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management.

Each subject is aligned to PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) which is a worldwide standard for the management of projects. This ensures you gain practical insight into how projects are managed irrespective of the discipline – be it an IT, construction, business or some other project.


There are no exams.

You test your learning by completing quiz questions and open book self-paced assessment activities throughout each subject. All subjects include a free re-submission if you are not successful on your first attempt.

If you already have the skills and knowledge required to attain any (or all) of these subjects, you might like to enrol as ‘Assessment Only’. This Recognition of Prior Learning approach means you don’t have to study those subjects again, just do the assessments. For more details please speak with the Course Consultants.

You need access to an internet-connected computer for the duration of the course.

There are no minimum education requirements however we recommend you have language, literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to allow you to interpret documents, prepare written reports and prepare budget spreadsheets.

If you intend to apply for a Loan or Funding option (where available) to pay for your tuition fees, additional entry criteria may apply as detailed in the Pricing Options.


Option 1: Payment Plan

Interest-free payment plans from as little as $45 per week. Discounts apply for upfront payments and/or group enrolments. For more details, click here.

Option 2: Study Loan

Study Loans (a private lender), will progressively loan you the tuition fee. The loan, plus interest, is repaid over a maximum 4-year term, from as little as $31 per week. For more details, click here.

Or for something completely different…Subscription

Australis is the only place you can access Subscription, the lowest risk and most flexible way there is to get qualified or stay current. For more details, click here.

How to Enrol

  • Phone 1300 887 991 and our Course Consultants will answer your questions and get you started, or
  • For full course enrolments fill out our online Application Form, or
  • For group enrolments, contact our Partnership Manager on 0411 597 927 or enter your details here.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you already have the knowledge required to attain some (or all) of the subjects, you may be able to save yourself study time by doing ‘Assessment Only’ for those subjects.

This is where you complete the same Assessments as if you were doing the course, but without the study. As this is an individual process, please speak with our Course Consultants for more details.

Reasons to study BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management with Australis College include:

Course Content

We authored the content, using industry-proven practitioners who have worked on a huge range of projects around the planet (and indeed off-planet, with our very own Steve Parsons working on projects used in the Mir space station!)

Always check out the course content (and learning platform) BEFORE you enrol. Is it current, contextualised and engaging, or generic off the shelf content? Content quality will make or break your learning experience.

Elective Subjects

We have included three project management specific electives, plus the business unit ‘Manage Personal Work Priorities’ (which we recommend you complete first to set yourself up for study success).

Check the electives of other providers BEFORE you enrol. Are they generic place fillers, or will they maximise your Project Management learnings and employability on graduation?


Our Diploma has been reviewed and approved as providing credit for the University of Southern Queensland’s Bachelor of Business and Commerce, and Griffith University’s Bachelor of Business.

Check the other provider’s articulation agreements. Have they had their Diploma of Project Management reviewed and approved by a University?

But wait….there’s more!

Your time and your career are too important to risk with the wrong training provider. For more details on choosing a training provider, please also take a look at Why Australis?