Advanced Diploma of Program Management

Take your next strategic professional career step and apply your high-level knowledge and advanced skills by enrolling in our Advanced Diploma of Program Management.

Our highly rewarding course is for experienced program managers and will equip you to lead teams effectively whilst overseeing a formal portfolio of multiple projects, programs or projects or large complex projects within a business environment.

This course recognises the advanced skills required to direct, plan and lead a range of program functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes.



  • Course Fees
    $5,490 AUD
  • Duration
    18 months
  • Delivery
    Individual Students – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A UNE Partnerships Qualification lets you

  • Enrol anytime

    Study at your own pace, anywhere at anytime

  • Have access to expert trainers

    Subject Matter Experts offering support during your online experience

  • Study online

    Access to our online community of students and trainers

  • Receive great support

    Support in balancing your work/life and study

More about the course

$5,490 AUD
  • Flexible Payment Plan Options are available.
  • It is recommended that students purchase the textbook ‘Program Management’ by Michel Thiry (2015)
Course Duration

The estimated time to complete the course is:

  • 10 hours per week over a study period up to 18 months.
  • Students can complete in a much shorter time depending on experience, role, and/or current practices.

The course comprises of:

  • on-the-job learning
  • workplace practice
  • self-directed study and
  • RPL assessments
Entry Requirements

We have made this program accessible to as many suitable candidates as possible. You will need to:

  • Hold BSB50920 Diploma of Project Management (or superseded equivalent versions); OR
  • Two (2) years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience in a senior project or program management role in an enterprise.

And we recommend that you have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Appropriate technology to study online and the motivation to learn independently.

Please refer to our Admissions and Enrolment Policy for admission criteria and Technology Requirements to successfully complete this course.

Delivery Options
  • Individual Students – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Customised in-house training for groups, corporations and organisations

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Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • integrate a number of projects to achieve planned business outcomes and value enhancements
  • ensure there is effective governance and sponsorship in place to facilitate the conversion of business strategy into the realisation of benefits
  • plan the selection and development of staff to meet the requirements of a significant program of works
  • ensure effective identification of uncertainty and ambiguity, and develop strategies for management of risk across projects, programs, operations and portfolio
  • develop and monitor program schedules and budgets to meet the organisation’s business plan
  • provide leadership in the identification, assessment and management of risk and opportunities
  • ensure effective communication between the various stakeholders in the program of works
  • oversee the management of strategic procurement and contracts
  • mitigate the more complex problems encountered by project teams
  • manage the client and stakeholders, and their expectations.

Future Job Outcomes

  • Portfolio Program Manager
  • Senior Program Manager
  • Program Delivery Manager
  • Agile Program Director.

Industry Recognition

Nationally Recognised Training (NRT)

  • BSB61218 Advanced Diploma of Program Management is a NRT Qualification recognised across Australia.
  • On successful completion of the 12 units of competency in this course, you will be issued with an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF6) Qualification and Record of Results.
  • Successful attainment of the Advanced Diploma Program Management will allow for credit in AQF qualifications in accordance with relevant training package rules and recognition requirements.

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Depending on the depth and breadth of project management expertise displayed at assessment, the workplace evidence submitted as part of the Advanced Diploma may be used to satisfy the student assessment component for recognition under one of three certification levels with the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)^. Certified Practicing Project Manager (CPPM) or higher (CPSPM or CPPD) status.
  • Successful graduates may also apply for AIPM Continuing Professional Development points^

Project Management Institute (PMI®)

  • Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP®) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®), may be eligible to apply for Professional Development Units on completion of the Advanced Diploma of Project Management.^

^Pathways are subject to acceptance/approval and fees apply.

Units of Competency

12 units of competency must be successfully completed to attain this qualification.

BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead and manage organisational change.

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the workplace.

BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement

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

BSBPMG631 Manage program delivery

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage program delivery.  It ensures that the program is moving towards the accomplishment of it’s vision and the attainment of its expected benefits.

BSBPMG632 Manage program risk

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks that might affect program deliverables and organisational objectives. It covers directing the planning and management of program risks, managing risks to the overall program and assessing risk management outcomes for the program and the organisation.

BSBPMG633 Provide leadership for the program

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide leadership for the program. It covers leadership strategies to motivate and inspire individuals and organisations to work constructively toward attainment of program benefits through consolidating program vision, managing risks and supporting staff.

BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate stakeholder engagement in a program. It includes working with stakeholders through effective communication to achieve desired program benefits.

BSBPMG635 Implement program governance

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and implement governance requirements to ensure effective program management. It includes implementing systems and processes for decision-making, management systems, compliance and program support.

BSBPMG636 Manage Benefits

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the attainment of program benefits. It includes ensuring that benefits are identified and realised when and as expected.

AHCBUS615 Implement a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program

  • This unit 0f competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement a monitoring, evaluation and reporting program.

BSBPMG630 Enable program execution

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish parameters and enable a program to be undertaken effectively. It includes establishing both what the program will accomplish and how it will do so.

PSPMGT006 Develop a business case

  • This unit describes the skills required to perform market analysis, development and cost options, and justify for a recommended business solution.

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 Our flexible courses will help you to develop the skills required by a rapidly evolving workplace.

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