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.

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.


The Diploma of Project Management runs for 12 months but you can complete faster than this if you wish.

Delivery & Support

Delivered online, the Diploma of Project Management can be commenced at 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.

Course Brochure

To download a brochure Click here.


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 project, construction project or business 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 means you don’t have to study those subjects again, instead just doing the assessments for a reduced course price. 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: Monthly Payment Plan

An interest-free payment plan of $290 per month for 12 months = $3,480.

Option 2: VET Student Loan

$3,480 tuition + 20% Government loan fee = $4,176 VSL debt. This course is available under the VET Student Loans scheme, subject to meeting all eligibility and entry criteria. The loan debt will continue, indexed to inflation each year, until you repay it to the Commonwealth Government.

Option 3: Corporate

For group enrolments please call our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here and we will get back to you.

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. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

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 some effort and money 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.

How to Enrol

Please note, to access VET Student Loan you need to complete an enrolment interview with a Course Consultant. In the interview, we explain the VSL enrolment process and progression requirements.

You may be required to provide completed documentation and Identification to complete your enrolment. Depending on your circumstances you may also be required to supply copies of previous qualifications, Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, or complete a Core Skills assessment to help ensure the course is suitable for you.

To find out more information regarding VSL enrolments please refer to the Student Entry Procedure for VET Student Loans.

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

Course Content

We authored this course, 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?