BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management
Face to face: 8 days
Qualification completion timeframe: 12 months
PMBOK® is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
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.
This course will provide students with a solid foundation across the project management discipline. The eight day training program is structured around the project management knowledge areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).*
* PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Units of Competency
- BSBPMG511 - Manage project scope
- BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
- BSBPMG513 - Manage project quality
- BSBPMG514 - Manage project cost
- BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources
- BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication
- BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
- BSBPMG518 - Manage project procurement
- BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement
- BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance
- BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration
- BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at an AQF 5 level which will be confirmed via a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment undertaken prior to enrolment or commencement (using LLN Profiler questionnaire or LLN Robot).
All learners are advised that they should have at least six months work experience in a role where they are in a leadership position.
This course is designed to prepare those who are managing and leading projects and are responsible for achieving project objectives. It is also suitable for individuals in the project management profession with a minimum three years’ experience as a project management practitioner.
- Reading, interpretation and analysis of complex texts
- Oral communication using clear language to convey information, and active listening and questioning to clarify understanding
- Literacy skills to read, write and review a range of documentation appropriate to context
- Numeracy skills to interpret numerical information to determine project timelines and measure outcomes against project scope
- Interaction with others; identify and use appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with diverse stakeholders; collaborate with others to achieve joint outcomes; play an active role in negotiating and facilitating agreements
- Sequencing and scheduling to complete complex activities, make a range of critical and non-critical decisions; use experience to reflect on how variables impact outcomes; analysing skills to identify future improvements
- Navigate the world of work by adhering to organisational policies and procedures.
The course will be delivered over eight (8) days in total, split between flexible sessions (for example two sessions of four days each) and will be facilitated by our experienced and qualified project management practitioner trainers.
Each session contains a student manual that includes a copy of all material presented; an assessment workbook for capturing initial notes and understanding formal assessment criteria; resource summary reading materials; a copy of all the training packages and examples of project workplace-related evidence for assessment.
We offer students up to 12 months* to complete the Institute of Management BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management qualification. The course can be completed earlier depending on experience and recognition of prior learning.
NOTE: *This timeframe is related to the generic delivery, however, it may be different for specific sponsored deliveries and this is reflected in the relevant Student Training Agreement and Plan.
RPL and Credit Transfer
Institute of Management can formally recognise a student’s existing level of skills and knowledge in two ways:
- recognition of prior learning (RPL)
- credit transfer
After completing this qualification students will be able to:
- Initiate, plan and manage projects from start to finish
- Understand project management knowledge areas and process groups
- Apply project management techniques across the full project lifecycle
- Prepare all project management plans
- Define and establish the right project controls for effective oversight and governance
- Select appropriate tools to support monitoring and control mechanisms
- Demonstrate effective leadership skills to drive high-performing teams.
The objective of the assessment process is to help students consolidate and build on the formal learning delivery of the Diploma of Project Management course, through the application of learning into their current or future work role. The assessment is split into two parts â€“ theory knowledge competency questions, and formal workplace-related evidence (this includes drafting of all relevant management plans).
These assessments are designed to cover a range of skills and knowledge required to demonstrate achievement of the course objectives.
Requirements to receive the qualification
This course requires the completion of twelve (12) units of competency made up of 8 core units and 4 elective units, which contain the prescribed employability skills.
The following list is a summary of broad industry employability skills that the candidate will gain from completing this qualification:
- Consulting with stakeholders and others on developing a range of project management related plans
- Delegating roles and responsibilities to team for the implementation of project plans
- Assessing and managing risk effectively
- Planning and managing projects with respect to time, cost, quality and resource management
- Undertaking contingency planning and integrating all project processes
- Using discretion and judgement required within complex environments.
- Tailoring all the project knowledge areas to the context of the project.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification and in order to progress into project management, students may undertake:
Students will need to have:
- access to a desktop computer or laptop and the internet
- an active email account.
Overview of project management
BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration
BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance
PMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement&
BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG511 - Manage project scope
BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
BSBPMG513- Manage project quality
Assessment expectations between Session 1 and 2
BSBPMG514 - Manage project cost
PMG515 - Manage project human resources
BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources
BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
PMG517 - Manage project risk
BSBPMG518 - Manage project procurement
Assessment expectations post Session 2