Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415)
This Diploma of Project Management is designed for Project Managers who are responsible for the entire life-cycle of a project. It provides the skills and working knowledge to plan and manage projects that achieve the objectives important to Project Managers and their organisations.
The Diploma is for those who develop project management plans and have sole responsibility for achieving a project’s objectives. They likely report the outcomes of a project to a higher authority in their organisation or monitor and review the whole project as it progresses through its life-cycle.
Skill outcomes from the Diploma of Project Management include:
Students should have moderate literacy, numeracy and IT skills and be in a work role that provides suitable opportunities for developing the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency. Students should be currently working in a project environment – or be able to access a work-based project environment in a project manager role.
Learning pathways are available to Higher Awards:
[*Pathways are subject to acceptance/ approval, and fees apply].
Our courses delivered by distance learning suit those who may not be able to attend workshop delivery, or who prefer to work at their own pace.
Our comprehensive study package includes course materials, full teaching and administrative support, assessment and the issue of qualifications or Statement of Attainment. Optional add-ons such as printed course materials, payment by instalment, or textbooks attract additional fees, all of which are described on each enrolment form.
Students need to demonstrate their application of skills and knowledge, against the competency requirements, by submitting detailed explanations of their experience and underpinning knowledge together with supporting evidence. RPL is available.
Study period and workload
The estimated time to complete the course is 15 hours per week over a 12 month study period comprising on-the-job learning, workplace practice, self-directed study and assessment preparation. This estimate is based on AQF guidelines and will vary according to student experience and current practice.
Module: Managing projects
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.
Module: Project scope management
Manage project scope (BSBPMG511)
This 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
Manage project time (BSBPMG512)
Manage project cost (BSBPMG514)
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 utilization of earned value and other techniques.
Project quality management
Manage project quality (BSBPMG513)
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.
People and leadership
Manage project human resources (BSBPMG515)
Lead and manage team effectiveness (BSBWOR502)
Considers project organisation structures; project human resources planning; roles and responsibilities; performance management; management of teams; leadership and conflict.
Project risk management
Manage project risk (BSBPMG517)
Explores 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
Manage project information and communication (BSBPMG516)
Manage project stakeholder engagement (BSBPMG519)
Discovers 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.
Project procurement and contracts
Manage project procurement (BSBPMG518)
Delves into 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
Manage project governance (BSBPMG520)
Manage project integration (BSBPMG521)
Details project governance and the relationship with organizational 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 finalization of projects.
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