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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.  However, it is recommended that students have computer literacy skills to undertake research, access learning resources, participate in on-line forums, lectures/tutorials and develop report writing skills.  Learning MicroSoft Project is also required in the course.  

Students are also required to manage a project, either in the workplace, association, community or personally when undertaking BSBPMG521.

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
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
Study Sequence

New students commence with BSBPMG511-Manage Project Scope

Upon completion of BSBPMG511-Manage Project Scope, students can enrol in the next available unit which are available monthly:

APRIL:  BSBPMG514 - Manage project cost

MAY:  BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication

JUNE:  BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources

JULY:  BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk

AUGUST:  BSBPMG518 - Manage project procurement

SEPTEMBER:  BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance

OCTOBER:  BSBPMG513 - Manage project quality

NOVEMBER:  BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration.  This unit is the last unit for completion.  Students have 40 weeks to initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project of choice.  

DECEMBER:  BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development

ELECTIVES:  Students may choose to complete the listed electives or select any four (4) from any other training package at an AQF level 5 (Diploma).  Relevant if students have completed previous study at this level or would like to pursue Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Intakes


There are twelve course intakes, available monthly from January to December.

Duration and dates
2 years 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.

Duration and Dates further information

Each intake has the maximum duration of 20 weeks.  Students have the opportunity to complete their units from that intake earlier based on personal work ethic.  

BSBPMG521- Manage Project Integration has a duration of 40 weeks for students to initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project of choice.  This unit is available in the NOVEMBER intake.  

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

Related University Degrees

The following University Degrees are also available at CQUni, for those wishing to follow a Project Management career path:

CC33 - Graduate Certificate in Project Management 

CV81 - Graduate Diploma of Project Managament

CV84 - Master of Project Management 

For further information please see the CQUni Handbook.

Additional Resources and Textbooks

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 for online tutorials.

The follow textbooks are required for all core units:

  • A Guide to the Project Management Book of Knowledge, PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition
  • Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2, 2017 Edition

Course Requirements

BSBPMG521 - Manage Project Integration requires students to initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project.  Project size, type and complexity will be confirmed when initiating a project.

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.