BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management

Course Details

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
Full Fee $5304 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $442 (2019)
Fee for service (International) $8000 (2019)
Fee for service per unit (International) $666.66 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Mining and Energy
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

International Students
  • BNE - 098341B

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

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 8 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units
Standard Course Structure

2 years part-time

  • Online
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. Students should complete BSBPMG521-Manage Project Integration as the final unit of their studies.
BSBPMG512 Manage project time More Information Details
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality More Information Details
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost More Information Details
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication More Information Details
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources More Information Details
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk More Information Details
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope More Information Details
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration More Information Details
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).
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development More Information Details
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement More Information Details
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance More Information Details
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement More Information 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
12 BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

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


March: Full Time
July: Full Time
November: Full Time

International 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

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


March: Full Time
July: Full Time
November: Full Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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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
  • Project Management in Practice 2e, Neil Pearson, EW Larson, CF Gray, McGraw Hill Education, ISBN 9781760422936

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.