BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

CRICOS Course Code: 104064H

Skilled Project Managers are able to establish effective working relationships with all stakeholders and get things done. They take on the responsibility of planning, executing, monitoring and closing projects large and small. In the Diploma of Project Management, you will learn to manage project integration, scope projects, manage time and people, and mange cost and risk. This comprehensive diploma will get you ready to get things done in the real world!

Start Dates



58 Weeks

Study: 42weeks // Supervised Study: 4 weeks // Holidays: 12 weeks

Delivery Mode


15 hrs / week


5 hrs / week

Potential Career Outcomes

Project Lead // Account Manager // Project Controller // Project Manager // Project Team Member // Project Consultant



Gold Coast

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirement:

Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:

  • Certificate IV or Diploma requires a minimum of Year 12 OR a minimum of a Certificate III level qualification or higher
  • If there is no evidence of the above, the student must sit the Entrepreneur Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test and achieve a satisfactory result


Please note: Home country evidence is accepted and must be translated


English Entry Requirement:

Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:

  • Upper Intermediate Certificate or higher
  • Certificate IV level or higher qualification in Australia
  • IELTS 5.5-6, FCE Grade B or C, CAE 160-179, TOEFL 72-94, TOEIC 400-485 (listening), 385-450 (reading)
  • Entrepreneur Education English Test, achieving at least Upper Intermediate level


Please note: All English evidence provided must be within a 2 year validity period. Either within two years before the application is made, or within two years of the visa grant


Course Resource Requirements:

The following resources are required to complete this course:

  • Computer Requirements: Students will require continual access to their own laptop computer during class and outside of class to meet distance education requirements


Please note: students are required to purchase these items at their own expense


You may be eligible for Credit Transfers if you hold the same unit(s) from another provider. To be eligible; you must present your certified qualification at enrolment stage, together with the completed ‘Course Credit Form’. Once assessed, you will be notified of the outcome. Should your achieved units be equivalent, your CoE/course duration will be reduced according to the amount of time needed to complete the outstanding units.

Course Subjects

01. The Outlook

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope    

Learn how to define the scope of your project which will guide you as you develop your management plan.

02. Time is Money

BSBPMG531 Manage project time

Within this unit you will learn how to create & utilise TeamGantt program which will assist determining and implementing the project schedule, managing your time efficiently.

03. Control Freaks

BSBPMG532 Manage project quality

This unit covers methods and theories surrounding the application of continuous improvement in any given workplace environment. You will learn these theories and apply them to a variety of case study scenarios. This unit is about the practical application of these theories and selecting an appropriate method of improvement that will benefit a company, business structure, major project or individual.

04. Cashflow is Key

BSBPMG533 Manage project cost    

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget. You will also learn to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.

05. People Power

BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources

This unit involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

06. Let’s Communicate

BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication   

Be the linchpin in any project by learning how 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. In this unit you will learn how to plan, implement and assess information and communications outcomes.

07. Risky Business

BSBPMG536 Manage project risk

Risk management is an important part of any project. In this unit you will learn to manage risks that may impact achievement of project objectives. It involves identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes.

08. The Whole Kit & Caboodle

BSBPMG540 Manage project integration  

Get the skills to integrate and balance overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle.

09. Dress to Impress

BSBPMG538 Manage project stakeholder engagement   

Stakeholder engagement can make or break a project and is an important skill you can apply across many industries. Learn how to identify and address stakeholder interests in this unit and how to manage effective engagement and communication.

10. The Client is Always Right

ICTICT526 – Verify client business requirements      

One of the keys to successful business change is communication. You will learn to deal with clients at a senior level, to identify their business requirements and verify the accuracy of the information gathered.

11. Acquisitions

BSBPMG537 Manage project procurement  

Project Procurement Process is a method for establishing relationships between an organisation’s purchasing department and external suppliers to order, receive, review and approve all the procurement items necessary for project execution which you will learn about in this unit.

12. Rules: Gotta Have Them

BSBSUS511 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Business sustainability is often defined as managing the triple bottom line – a process by which businesses manage their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities. In this unit you will learn how to develop workplace sustainability policy, communicate, implement and review this policy.

Timetable Information




Please note; Timetables are subject to change.

Course Terminology

During this time your mentor will deliver planned training sessions which are aimed to give you introductory project management skills and knowledge. Activities may include presentations, group work, interactive games or a range of other hands on and engaging experiences.

Collaborate (facilitated learning & project work)
During this facilitated time, you will work collaboratively with your project team, or complete independent research tasks that have been delivered in the workshop sessions. You will practice skills that you have been taught by your mentor.

Distance Education

Canvas (Learner Management System)
Canvas is your online learning portal. Within this platform, you will be able to access your course learning materials, assessment requirements, and marked submissions. You will also be able to communicate with your Mentor within this platform, outside of timetabled hours. The system is user friendly and will help keep you on track throughout your studies.

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