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Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415)

Course summary

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. 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.

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Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
  • - Engineering and Built Environment
  • - Mining and Energy
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job outcomes include:  Project manager, Project Coordinator, Project Administrator, Events manager, events coordinator, events administrator, scheduler, planner, procurement, Stakeholder liaison, Change manager. These possible outcomes can be applied across various industries

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 12 units, consisting of:
8 core units and 4 elective units.
Core Units
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration
Elective Units
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
2018 Study Sequence

Online - enrol into all units from one cluster at a time: 

Initiating a project

  • BSBPMG511 
  • BSBPMG513 
  • BSBPMG516 
  • BSBPMG521 

Planning a project

  • BSBPMG512 
  • BSBPMG514  
  • BSBPMG515 
  • BSBPMG517 


  • BSBPMG518 
  • BSBPMG519 
  • BSBPMG520 
  • BSBWOR501 
  • Or any 4 x electives from any other training package at AQF level 5

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Intakes

2018 Online

There are four course intakes for 2018, available in January, February, June and July.

Duration and dates
12 months part-time


This course is available online with teaching support available through discussion forums, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study.

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice No

Course Requirements

The project management course is an on-line program.  Requires internet access, word processing skills for report writing and excel spreadsheet skills to develop tables, charts.

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Resources Required

Students must have a computer with internet access in order to study online and participate in online tutorials. Students will also require a basic headset and microphone,with optional webcam.

The follow textbooks are required for all core units:

  • PMBOK 5th Edition; Publisher:  Project Management Institute; ISBN: 9781935589679.
  • Project Management in Practice; Author:  N Pearson; Publisher:  McGraw Hill Education; ISBN:  9781743077238.
  • Managing successful projects with PRINCE2, AXELOS, TSO, ISBN 9781118646014.
  • The Communication Skills Handbook, 4th Edition, Jane Summers, Brett Smith, Wiley, ISBN 9781118646014.