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BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management

Course Details

Course Summary

This course is suitable for individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in their work environment, or who wish to move into a project leadership and management role. Successful completion will equip students with a sound theoretical knowledge base; and a range of specialised technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others to achieve project objectives. This course consists of 8 core and 4 elective units. Please note that there are 5 units available for you to choose from when nominating your 4 elective units. The delivery is online with a specific sequence of units within 4 clusters. It is a requirement of this course that you enrol into all units under each cluster following the designated sequence listed in the Course Structure tab. New students must enrol into the first cluster of units before attempting the remaining clusters.

Entry Requirements

Recommendation of 18 years of age with either completion of Year 12 (or equivalent), Certificate IV in Project Management or relevant industry work experience. 

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.

For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us .

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $5,628.00 (2021)
$5,976.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $469.00 (2021)
$498.00 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Project Manager/Coordinator or Administrator, Events Manager/Coordinator or Administrator, Team leader/Coordinator or Manager, Scheduler, Planner, Procurement officer, Stakeholder Liaison Officer and Change manager. These possible outcomes can be applied across various industries.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 8 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Online

This qualification is delivered over a 72 week period, however, as it is competency-based it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.


  • Online
Cluster 1 Project Oversight

BSBPMG511

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant.

BSBPMG520

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and implement project governance. It involves identifying, applying, monitoring and reviewing project governance.

BSBPMG521

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

BSBPMG511 Manage project scope More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 2 Investment

BSBPMG513

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It involves determining quality requirements, implementing quality control and assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.

BSBPMG514

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.

BSBPMG518

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake procurement in projects.

You will gain knowledge and skills in determining procurement requirements, establishing agreed procurement processes, implement, monitor and manage procurement finalisation procedures.

BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 3 Logistics

BSBPMG512

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.

BSBPMG516

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.

BSBPMG517

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks that may impact the achievement of project objectives. It involves identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes.

BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG512 Manage project time More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk More Information Training.gov Details
Cluster 4 Relationships

BSBWOR501

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks.

BSBWOR502

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

BSBPMG515

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage human resources related to projects. It involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team.

BSBPMG519

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage stakeholder relationships.

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources More Information Training.gov Details
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBPMG511 - Manage project scope
1 BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration
1 BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance
2 BSBPMG518 - Manage project procurement
2 BSBPMG513 - Manage project quality
2 BSBPMG514 - Manage project cost
3 BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication
3 BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
3 BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
4 BSBWOR501 - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
4 BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
4 BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources
4 BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Project
RPL
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Online

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Online

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Online

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

International 2019 Availabilities

Online

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

International 2020 Availabilities

Online

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Enrolment Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for further details relating to the sequence of this course. New students must enrol into all units under Cluster 1 Project Oversight, BSBPMG511, BSBPMG521, BSBPMG520 as per the course planner, unless they are eligible for credit transfer of any unit/s completed prior.  Continuing students enrol following VET Course Planner sequence.


Teacher support sessions

Zoom sessions are available with a teacher, all zoom, and unit information is online Moodle.


Resource requirements

All resources for this qualification are available online through Moodle.


Additional Resources
Students must have a computer with internet access to study online and participate in online zoom sessions. Students will also require a basic headset and microphone with optional webcam for these sessions.

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. To apply for an RPL client application kit please email rpl@cqu.edu.au