BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management (Release 1)

Face to face: 6 days
Amount of training: 530 hours (48 hours face-to-face +482 hours self-paced learning and assessment)
Qualification completion timeframe: 12 months
PDU's: 48

Course Objectives

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 candidates with a solid foundation across the project management discipline. The six day training program is structured around the project management knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide.

Units of Competency

  1. BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  2. BSBPMG511 - Manage project scope
  3. BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
  4. BSBPMG513 - Manage project quality
  5. BSBPMG514 - Manage project cost
  6. BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources
  7. BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication
  8. BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
  9. BSBPMG518 - Manage project procurement
  10. BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement
  11. BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance
  12. BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration


This course is targeted at those who are employed as:

  • project manager (generic)
  • project manager (industry specific)
  • project leader
  • project team leader
  • project contract manager
  • project vendor manager

Foundation Skills

Required Skills:

  • 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.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification and in order to progress into project management, candidates may undertake:

Audience Delivery Strategy

The course will be delivered over six (6) days in total, split between two sessions of three days each and will be facilitated by our experienced trainers.

Each session contains a participant workbook that includes a copy of all material presented, an assessment workbook for capturing initial notes and understanding of formal assessments criteria, resource summary reading materials, and a copy of all the training packages.

Program Duration

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.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Institute of Management can formally recognise a student’s existing level of skills and knowledge in two ways:

  1. recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  2. credit transfer

Learning outcomes

After completing this qualification candidates will be able to:

  • Define the scope of a project
  • Write effective project plans
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively use various tools to make cost and schedule decisions
  • Provide quality deliverables, with the ability to meet reporting requirements on demand
  • Select appropriate tools to support monitoring and control mechanisms
  • Assign agreed responsibilities to get the best out of core and broader team capabilities

Assessment requirements

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.

These assessments are designed to cover a range of skills and knowledge required to demonstrate achievement of the course objectives. Our aim is to collect workplace evidence on a number of occasions and in a variety of contexts and situations.

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.

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
  • Planning and managing projects in respect to time, cost, quality and resource management
  • Undertaking contingency planning and integrating all project processes
  • Using discretion and judgement required within complex environments.

Program Outline

Session 1

Day One

  • Overview of project management processes and lifecycle
  • Understanding attributes of an effective project manager and effective team management
  • BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration

Day Two

  • BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance
  • BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement
  • BSBPMG511 - Manage project scope

Day Three

  • BSBPMG512 - Manage project time
  • BSBPMG513 - Manage project quality

Session 2

Day Four

  • BSBPMG514 - Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources

Day Five

  • BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication

Day Six

  • BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG518 - Manage project procurement
  • Facilitated guidance and assessment support

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