BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

CRICOS Course Code: 093142E

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, facilitate continuous improvement and mange cost and risk. This comprehensive diploma will get you ready to get things done in the real world!

Start Dates

Monthly

Duration

54 Weeks

Study: 38weeks // Supervised Study: 4 weeks // Holidays: 12 weeks

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face

14 hrs / week

Distance

6 hrs / week

Potential Career Outcomes

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

Location

Campus

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

CREDIT TRANSFER

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. High Performance Teams

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness     

Henry Ford famously said,  “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”. This unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams who want to build a positive team culture. Learn how to apply discretion and judgement using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies to get the best out of any team you lead.

02. Control Freaks

BSBPMG513 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.

03. Project Initiation

BSBADM502 Manage meetings

BSBPMG511 Manage project scope     

In this unit you will learn how to determine and manage project scope and meetings.  This involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan and managing the application of project scope controls. You will also learn how to manage a range of meetings including overseeing the preparation processes, chairing, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.

04. Risky Business

BSBPMG517 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.

05. Project Planning

BSBPMG512 Manage project time

BSBPMG521 Manage project integration    

Over three weeks you will be required to review a project charter for a client through e studio 101, analyse the project brief and create a cohesive timeline (Gantt Chart) that project members can review and follow during project execution. You will be assessed on your ability to manage the timeline of a real-time project, reviewing meeting minutes weekly and updating the Project Management Plan, Gantt Chart and Change Request Logs related to the project.

06. Let’s Communicate

BSBPMG516 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. Balance It Up

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development      

Managing personal work priorities helps executives to achieve their goals faster and with less effort. In this unit you will learn how to establish work goals, set priorities and develop your professional competence.

08. Document It

BSBPMG521 Manage project integration 

This unit will provide the theoretical underpinning required to complete real-world projects as part of the Diploma of Project Management Plan. You will research and review existing case studies to see a professional Project Charter and Project Management Plan documentation as used in the real project world. This theory and the assets provided will be useful for future projects completed throughout the course.

09. Dress to Impress

BSBPMG519 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. People Power

BSBPMG515 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. 

11. Cashflow is Key

BSBPMG514 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.

Timetable Information

Timetable

CLASS #1

CLASS #2

Course Terminology

Workshop

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

Online Course Hub (on-line learning portal)

The course hub provides you with a wide range of learning resources to guide your distance education. You will be able to access a variety of quality resources in your own time.

 

Facebook Group (communication and conversation group)

Your mentor will lead conversations and communicate information related to your study. You will be encouraged to share ideas and collaborate with your class peers about project work.

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