Diploma of Project Management

Grow your passion and love of achieving goals using your knowledge, skills and managing teams with our Diploma of Project Management.

Further develop your professional project management skill set to learn and understand the methods, techniques and tools available, required to plan and manage projects that achieve the goals and objectives important to project managers and their organisation.

This course is suitable for those who develop project management plans and have sole responsibility for achieving a project’s objectives; who report the outcomes of a project to a higher authority in their organisation; or those who monitor and review the whole project as it progresses through its lifecycle.

Skills for Australia has recently published an updated version of this course. Please be advised that students will be transitioned to the new version at an appropriate point during the study period for this qualification. To find out more click here.


  • Course Fees
    $6,490 AUD
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Delivery
    Individual students (online)

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More about the course

$6,490 AUD


Course Duration

The estimated time to complete the course is:

  • 11 hours per week over a study period up to 2 years.
  • 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
  • assessment preparation.
Entry Requirements

Education Requirements

  • Year 12; OR
  • Certificate IV level qualification; OR
  • Language, literacy, and numeracy evaluation.

Work Requirements

Delivery Options
  • Individual students (online)
  • 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:

  • Plan, develop and implement facilities maintenance and lifecycle maintenance programs
  • Measure and manage sustainable facilities environments
  • Collaborate, develop interpersonal relationships, manage stakeholder engagement and delegate effectively
  • Manage risk and ensure safety in the workplace.

Future Job Outcomes

  • Project Manager
  • Project Leader
  • Project Team Leader
  • Program Manager.


Nationally Recognised Training (NRT)

  • BSB51415 Diploma of Project 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 (AQF5) Qualification and Record of Results.
  • Successful attainment of the Diploma Project Management will allow for credit in AQF qualifications in accordance with relevant training package rules and recognition requirements.

University of New England (UNE)

  • Successful attainment of the Diploma of Project Management will allow for entry into a range of undergraduate and postgraduate awards offered by the UNE Business School.* (*Applications must address UNE Program entry criteria. Enrolment fees are set annually by the UNE).

Australian Institute of Project Management – AIPM

  • The Diploma of Project Management is endorsed by the AIPM
  • Successful attainment of the Diploma Project Management will allow for application to Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)^ to be recognised as a Certified Practicing Project Practitioner (CPPP). Note: membership fees apply
  • Successful graduates may also apply for AIPM Continuing Professional Development points^
  • The Diploma will assist in meeting AIPM recognition requirements for Certified Practicing Project Manager – CCPM, and/or Certified Practising Senior Project Manager – CPSPM

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 Diploma of Project Management.^

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


Managing Projects

  • All units of competency
    This module looks at the definitions and language of project management, and addresses project types and responses; the process groups; lifecycle and methodologies; knowledge areas/ functions of project management; and the stages of project management maturity

Project Scope Management

  • BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
    This module addresses the initiation of projects and the clarification of requirements; the relationship of project inputs, outputs, outcomes and benefits; the scope statement; management of scope; and scope change.

Project Time and Cost Management

  • BSBPMG512 Manage Project Time
    BSBPMG514 Manage Project Cost
    This module extends the clarification of project scope into development of a Work Breakdown Structure; determination of effort and duration; estimating techniques; development of network diagrams, schedules and critical path; development of budgets; and the management of time and cost with utilisation of earned value and other techniques.

Project Quality Management

  • BSBPMG513 Manage Project Quality
    This module addresses the essence of quality management (achieving customer satisfaction); the emphasis and terminology in ISO9001:2015; quality assurance, quality control, and the use of quality management plans; and the importance of the 3Ps in project quality management.

Project Risk Management

  • BSBPMG517 Manage Project Risk
    This module addresses the relationship between uncertainty and risk; enterprise risk management consistent with the requirements of AS/NZS ISO31000:2009; application of the 7 step process; risk treatment plans; opportunity; and quantitative risk analysis techniques.

Project Communication and Stakeholders

  • BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
    BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
    This module addresses the types of information required for the planning and delivery of projects, and how this information moves around the project; document control; meeting and reporting techniques; negotiation; and stakeholder engagement and management.

People and Leadership

  • BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
    BSBWOR502 Lead and Manage team effectiveness
    This module addresses project organisation structures; project human resources planning; roles and responsibilities; performance management; management of teams; leadership and conflict.

Project Procurement and Contracts

  • BSBPMG518 Manage project governance
    This module addresses procurement requirements, planning and the procurement process; procurement methods (from cost plus to relationship contracts); aspects of contract law including the requirements of contract; and contract management

Project Governance and Integration Management

  • BSBPMG520 Manage project governance
    BSBPMG521 Manage project integration
    This module addresses project governance and the relationship with organisational governance; challenges in project governance; integration of all functions of project management into development of project management plans, daily decision making, change and issues management, and performance of management; and the finalisation of projects.

Units of Competency

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

BSBPMG511 Manage project scope

  • 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

BSBPMG512 Manage project time

  • Manage project time 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

BSBPMG513 Manage project quality

  • Equips students with the 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 Manage project cost

  • Manage project cost 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.

BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources

  • 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.

BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

  • This unit covers 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 Manage project risk

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

BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement

  • Manage project procurement covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake procurement in projects. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement

  • Describes the skills and knowledge required to manage stakeholder relationships. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG520 Manage project governance

  • Manage project governance unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and implement project governance. It involves identifying, applying, monitoring and reviewing project governance. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

  • Students are equipped with 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.

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

  • This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams.

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