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BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

The BSB51415 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 BSB51415 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.


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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.

Learning 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 Fees and Funding

Course Price: $4,500 online & RPL
Fees are GST exempt.

Funding Arrangements

This qualification is subsidised through NSW Smart & Skilled Funding. Check 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

Support and Delivery

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. Online Learning – The learning environment provides access to study guides, assessment materials & submission links and online support from your assessor 
    Our Transformed team will support you every step of the way through training literature, videos and assessor contact.

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Course Duration

18 months – distance learning (self-paced)
12 months – recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Course Structure

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)
Core Units
Unit CodeUnit NameAvailable by Distance Learning
BSBPMG511Manage project scopeY
BSBPMG512Manage project timeY
BSBPMG513Manage project qualityY
BSBPMG514Manage project costY
BSBPMG515Manage project human resourcesY
BSBPMG516Manage project information and communicationY
BSBPMG517Manage project riskY
BSBPMB521Manage project integrationY


Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit NameAvailable by Distance Learning
BSBPMG518Manage project procurementY
BSBPMG519Manage project stakeholder engagementY
BSBPMG520Manage project governanceY
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectivenessY
Student Profile

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
Career and Salary

Project Manager



Entry Requirements

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.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Further Study Options
  • 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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