BSB 51415 Diploma of
Project Management

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BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management

What is it?

A Diploma of Project Management is a formal, nationally recognised qualification based on theoretical and practical learning.

Why get qualified as a Project Manager?

Becoming qualified in a Diploma in Project Management is now considered a MUST have for a lucrative career in Project Management.

Project Management is now widely recognised as a career requiring certain skills, knowledge and qualifications. Formal qualifications are a prerequisite for many organisations employing Project Managers. Project Managers already in the industry are also starting to gain qualifications to progress their career.

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialized, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

Job Roles

  • Project Leader
  • Project Management Facilitator
  • Project or Program Administrator.


Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Project or Program Administrator.

This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:

  •  Advanced Diploma of Project Management.

Qualification & Recognition:

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the nationally recognised qualification, BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management.

All of our management and business courses equip the student with the relevant employability skill sets in these particular areas: Communication, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Initiative and Enterprise, Planning and Organising, Self Management, Learning & Technology


This qualification requires the successful completion of 12 units of Competency, including 8 Core units and 4 Elective units. 


BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration
BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development*
BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability*
BSBWHS605A Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems*
BSBMGT605B provide leadership across the organisation*
*Electives are subject to change

Course Duration

Full time

30 teaching weeks (plus up to 13 weeks holidays)
Classes are held 20 hours per week

Learning Pathways: On successful completion of this course, graduates may consider further study at a higher tertiary level within the vocational education and training sector.  After achieving this qualification, candidates may undertake Advanced Diploma of Project Management.

Pathway options can be discussed with students upon completion of studies.

Articulation: Individual students who are seeking to continue their study at university should contact the prospective university upon completion of the course for any credit transfer arrangements.


This course is offered for 30 study weeks in a full-time mode

In the full-time mode, sessions may occur within the time frame of 8.00am to 9.00pm.

The course is delivered face-to-face in a simulated workplace environment.  Students are expected to attend 20 hours of class per week, which are a mix of theory, course work and practical applications.

Teaching-learning resources may include: study guides, textbooks, CD’s and DVD’s, handouts, electronic notes, web resources and reading material.

Students will learn management skills and techniques via teacher presentations, project work, practical exercises, individual studies, research, discussion, group work and presentations using industry-standard applications and materials/tools.

Assessment methods and tools may include:  oral tasks (interview questions), written tasks (workbook, recognition of prior learning, tests, assignments, examinations), group work and discussions (case studies, role plays), project (workplace research project), and simulated or workplace performance (practical demonstration with observation checklists).  Assessment results recognise student achievement against each competency.


Entry requirements (specific to ACTB)

  • Completed Year 12 or its equivalent
  • Mature age (18 years and over) with language, literacy, and numeracy proficiency.
  • Overseas candidates require English language proficiency 5.5 IELTS or equivalent.

Pathway options can be discussed with students upon completion of studies.


The college is located at 100 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Q 4006

Classes for face-to-face delivery are held at the Australian College of Technology and Business campus at Fortitude Valley

Term dates

 Please refer to the ACTB website


Please refer to the ACTB website


Students will be given the following for each unit of study:

Assessment Pack

  • Study guide
  • Course Coordinator/s and Trainer/s details



On completion of the Diploma of Project Management  participants will be competent in applying techniques for:

INTEGRATION MANAGEMENT Application of integrative processes
SCOPE MANAGEMENT Work breakdown structure (WBS), verification and control
TIME MANAGEMENT Activity sequencing, project resource and duration estimation, schedule development and control
QUALITY MANAGEMENT Quality planning, assurance and control
COST MANAGEMENT Cost estimation, budget and control
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Team acquisition, development and management
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT Information distribution, performance reporting and stakeholder management
RISK MANAGEMENT Risk identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis, risk response planning, monitoring and control
CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT Purchases and acquisitions, contracting, request seller responses, select sellers, contract administration and closure


Nationally Recognised Qualification

Australian Diploma of Project Management is a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework