Diploma of Project Management


Program Description


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.

Course accreditation

This course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Entry requirements

There are no formally prescribed course entry requirements for this qualification; however, the most common pathway into the program is after completion of BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice and more commonly will come from existing workers.

In order to enrol in this course;

  • Learners studying this qualification need to have sound communication skills and will undertake a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy test prior to commencing the training if required.
  • This program has been designed to be delivered through online delivery and students must be informed of the timetable on enrolment and must maintain the required student study hours.
  • Domestic students must pass an ACSF based LLN assessment at Learning (ACSF Level 3+), reading (ACSF Level 3+), writing (ACSF Level 3+), oral communication (ACSF Level 4) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3+) or possess an Australian Year 12 matriculation certificate or an AQTF Certificate IV or above.
  • There is no mandatory work placement or workplace based assessment requirement for this qualification.

Resource required

Students will need access to:

  • Appropriate IT equipment, including a personal computer or tablet able to open and operate accounting and bookkeeping software
  • Internet connection
  • A copy of MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) – the Student Edition of MYOB is available online from https://www.myob.com/au/accounting-software/student-edition for $15. This provides full functionality with only some small restrictions for training, on transaction amounts
  • MS Word and MS Excel. A copy of Microsoft Office 2010 or later. Student and teacher copies of Office 365 are available for free at https://products.office.com/en-au/student/office-ineducation?ICID=OfficeCatPage_SE_Officeforstudents-_feature-business-111717-en_AU Only a valid school or student email is required to access the product.
  • Microsoft Windows 2010. This can also be accessed as an upgrade using the educational link above.

Course duration

The duration of the course is 12 months self-paced, including all learning and assessment activities. However, it is anticipated that the course length will vary with regard to individual client’s level of expertise and time dedicated to studying.

As a guide, given the total number of units in the program is 12, students should aim to complete and be assessed in 1 unit every 4 weeks. To do this, students will be required to study at least 9 hours a week or 36
hours a month. A detailed breakdown of the day to day programs and schedule is contained in the ‘ACSE Calendar 2018’ located on the shared drive at C:\Users\Dropbox\Administration Files\Training Calendar

Among their materials, learners also receive a ‘Week View’ training calendar which clearly identifies for them their daily schedule, timings and Units of Competency being studied.

Course materials

You will be provided access to learning materials including:

  • Learners Guides
  • Assessment Workbooks
  • Case Studies
  • Simulated Work Environment
  • Other resources including videos and reference material
  • Assessments
  • Additional assessment resources


To successfully complete the course, you will be required to submit a range of formative and summative assessment items at pre-determined intervals where possible. These include:

  • Underpinning Knowledge reading and written responses
  • Case study reading and written responses
  • Journal and Ledger entry workbooks
  • Practical projects
  • Demonstration or observation (via video submission or digital media, mainly for RPL applicants)
  • Presentation (via video submission as an alternative assessment mechanism)

Assessment is used to provide candidates with feedback on their progress and to measure their skills and knowledge against the training qualification requirements.

Assessment timelines will be provided on enrolment as part of your enrolment information package.

Training award

Students who obtain a competent result for all 8 core units and 4 electives will receive BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management
Students who do not obtain a competent result in the 8 core units and any 4 electives will receive a Statement of Attainment toward BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management only.

Career pathways

Occupational titles may include:

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