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BSB51415: Diploma of Project Management

BSB51415: Diploma of Project Management


The Diploma of Project Management develops project management plans and has a sales responsibility for achieving a project objective. It looks at viewing the outcome of a project to a higher authority and monitoring and reviewing the whole project as it progresses through its lifecycle.

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This course will focus on the following areas:

  • Writing effective project plans to meet the delivery requirements of corporate/business expectations
  • Using mechanisms linked with the plan for the day-to-day control of projects to meet objectives
  • Providing quality deliverables, with the ability to meet reporting requirements on demand
  • Selecting appropriate tools to support monitoring and control mechanisms
  • Assigning agreed responsibilities to get the best out of core and broader team capabilities.


The program is completed online for $1,795.00 (annual fee) or through a workshop for $2,995.00*

* RPL price on application (pending number of units applying for RPL)

*Workshop – subject to availability and minimum numbers.

Who is it for?

This program is particularly appropriate for project leaders; project management facilitators or project/program administrators.

Entry requirements

There is no entry requirements for this course.

How is the course delivered?

You can complete this course online or in a workshop environment. Workshops are limited and based on demand. Contact us on 1300 200 705 if you are interested in completing this course in a workshop.


We understand that each learner has individual requirements and likes to study at their own pace. We would expect this course to take anywhere from 6 months to 1 year to complete (or up to 2 years if completed as part of a traineeship). 

Course requirements

To achieve BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management, the participant will need to complete 12 units of competency as below:

  • 8 core units.
  • 4 elective units.

Core units and electives

Please click on the drop downs below to view a description on each unit within this course.

Core Units

All core units are compulsory.

CODE Unit Name Purpose of Competence
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope Determine and manage project outcomes. It covers project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.
BSBPMG512 Manage project time Manage time within projects. It covers determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality Manage quality within projects. It covers determining quality requirements, implementing quality assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.
BSBPMG514 Manage Project cost Identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources Undertake human resource management (HRM) within projects. It involves planning for human resources, implementing staff training and development, and managing the project team and stakeholders.
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication Link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communications management ensures the timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk Manage risk within a project to avoid adverse effects on project outcomes. It covers determining, monitoring and controlling project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes.
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration Integrate and balance the overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement; and to align track the project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.

Elective Units

Elective units have been specifically chosen to meet the general requirements for entry level roles in a variety of industries.

CODE Unit Name Purpose of Competence
BBSWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Manage own performance and professional development. Particular emphasis is on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using a range of strategies to develop further competence.
BSBWOR502B Ensure team effectiveness Facilitate all aspects of teamwork within the organisation. It involves taking a leadership role in the development of team plans, leading and facilitating teamwork and actively engaging with the management of the organisation. The unit takes a systemic and planned approach to developing teams. It includes the soft skills as well as more structured approaches to the management of teams.
BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement Undertake procurement and contract management within projects. It covers determining procurement requirements, establishing agreed procurement processes, conducting contracting and procurement activities, and managing finalisation processes.
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement This unit looks at how to lead and manage continuous improvement systems and processes. Particular emphasis is on the development of systems and the analysis of information to monitor and adjust performance strategies, and to manage opportunities for further improvements.

Managing the continuous improvement process in order to achieve the organisation’s objectives. Particularly where managers are closely associated with the creation and delivery of products and services, they play an important part in influencing the ongoing development and betterment of the organisation.

Assessment information

Assessments for this course will be provided on your learner portal. There are a range of assessments which include quizzes, written task and/or case studies.