Diploma of Project Management - BSB51415

BSB51415 – Diploma of Project Management

The Diploma of Project Management is designed for experienced project managers wishing to gain formal recognition of their experience and knowledge and success through a qualification. The Diploma of Project Management is also designed for project team members who wish to step up to being directly responsible for the planning, implementation and finalisation of a project.

The Diploma is a nationally-recognised, competency-based qualification and is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). It consists of twelve competency units based on the Australian National Competency Standards for Project Management (NCSPM). The units are aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK).

This course combines best-practice advanced project management theory with practical examples of workplace application. Transformed’s team of experienced project managers and trainers have extensive on-the-job experience across a broad range of industriesand access the latest in research, international thinking, new and emerging standards and industry best practice. They offer real-world examples to demonstrate how the practical application of theory can deliver outstanding outcomes.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Integrate and balance all project management and technical elements of the project to ensure objectives are aligned with business strategies;
  • Determine project objectives and develop a plan to manage project scope and scope changes throughout the project lifecycle;
  • Develop schedules for tracking project activities;
  • Analyse costs to produce a budget for management of project expenditure;
  • Apply quality management, assurance and control principles in the delivery of projects;
  • Understand teamwork, leadership and the impact of people on achieving project outcomes;
  • Determine human resource requirements, skill sets and achievement levels for project activities, including staff development and stakeholder management;
  • Plan project communications to generate, collect, disseminate, store and dispose of project information in a timely and accurate manner through formal structures and processes;
  • Identify, analyse and treat risks to ensure the project is not adversely affected;
  • Determine procurement, select contractors and manage suppliers and contractors on an ongoing basis;
  • Apply project controls throughout the project lifecycle; and
  • Identify and implement recommendations and lessons learned to continually improve projects

Course Price: $3480 for RPL.  $4620 for Distance/ RPL blend. Fees are GST exempt.

Funding Arrangements

This qualification is subsidised through NSW Smart & Skilled Funding. Check http://www.transformed.com.au/training/smart-and-skilled-funding for further information.

If you reside or work in the ACT you may be eligible for funded training. Please contact Transformed for further information.

Funding for this qualification may be available under the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) arrangement

Take advantage of our flexible training and assessment options, designed for busy people. Transformed offers two flexible learning pathways:

  1. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – Assessment only, assessing evidence of existing skills and knowledge against the competency standards.
  2. Distance learning – Access our online learning environment for your training materials and support throughout your course. Our Transformed team will support you every step of the way through training literature, videos and trainer / assessor contact.

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Self-paced study is undertaken over a twelve (12) month period or six (6) months for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Face to face option over six days.

The Diploma of Project Management consists of twelve units of competency, consisting of:

  • eight core units plus
  • four elective units (to be selected from the elective unites listed below or any endorsed Training Package at Diploma level or higher)
Unit Code Unit Name Available by Distance Learning
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope Y
BSBPMG512 Manage project time Y
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality Y
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost Y
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources Y
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication Y
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk Y
BSBPMB521 Manage project integration Y


Elective Units

Unit Code Unit Name Available by Distance Learning
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement Y
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement Y
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance Y
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness Y

This course is designed for those with some project coordination and project management experience, in particular:

  • Project managers wishing to gain formal qualifications
  • Business and technical team leaders; or
  • Project/programme management office team members

There are no pre-requisites for this course, however, students should aim to undertake significant project work during the course to provide supporting workplace evidence to demonstrate their competency.
For students without work-based experience, it is recommended they complete the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice prior to enrolment or have a minimum of two years experience working in a project management environment.

Students are required to undertake a number of assessment activities, including:

  • Multiple-choice exam;
  • Assessment tasks;
  • Written question and answers; and
  • Provision of a portfolio of evidence

Assessment for the Diploma of Project Management is against the project management competency standards within the Business Service Training Package.

Candidates can expect to spend 40 to 50 hours on assessment tasks.

Assessment by portfolio and interview is available to those with workplace experience in project management. This approach requires the candidate to furnish substantive evidence of coordinating projects and working in project teams in their workplace, along with a signed reference from a current client or supervisor.

  • Practical Programme Management Course
  • Advanced Diploma of Program Management

Various tertiary institutions have recognised and awarded advanced standing credit for the Diploma of Project Management upon application for qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters in Project Management.

Achievement of the Diploma of Project Management may meet the requirements for recognition as a Registered Project Manager by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

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Testimonials
""...I originally enrolled in Transformed's Diploma of Project Management on the basis of their flexibility. ..As I subsequently discovered, Transformed's approach extends even further to include 'one on one' coaching sessions... and adjusting the training to fit in with the client.."

Michael Irwin, Austrade
"I engaged Michael Young from Transformed to assess me for the Australian Institute of Project Management Certified Practicing Project Manager. I wanted to be certified as I wanted to verify that the skills and knowledge was in line with industry best-practice. At first it seemed a bit daunting, however, Michael made the process very easy, providing templates for references and self-assessment as well as providing a list of the project management documents I would need to provide as evidence. The assessment interview was very relaxed and more like a conversation than an assessment, which brought out the best experiences to evidence my capabilities. Because of Michael's current government security clearance, we were able to look at specific of particular projects, rather me than having to spend a heap of time sanitising documents. Since the assessment, I have been successful in gaining a promotion.."

Mike McCarthy