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BSB51415 – Diploma of Project Management

Course 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. 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.

Course Overview

Entry requirement

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, having completed year 12, hold a Certificate IV or have work experience in the field is recommended as a minimum requirement to study at the diploma level.
Australian Skills Academy Pty. Ltd. Uses the Australian Core skills Framework(ACSF) to identify the learner’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) levels upon enrolment.

Pathway information

Pathway into the Qualification
There is no applicable pathway into this qualification.
Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points including:

  • BSB41515 – Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or other relevant qualifications


  • with vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification.

Pathway From the Qualification

After achieving this qualification, Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the Management sector including BSB51415 – Diploma of Project Management  or a range of other Advanced Diploma qualifications.

Credit/Advance Standing/RPL

Our college recognises the skills and knowledge that students may have gained through previous studies, workplace and life experience. They may be entitled to gain recognition of prior learning before or after commencing the course that may exempt them from attending one or more units. Students who believe they already have the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency can request a copy of the RPL application form. Students are provided with information regarding the evidence required for each qualification and must provide valid, sufficient, current and authentic evidence to demonstrate competency. RPL is based on a portfolio and interview approach, where students accept the main responsibility for identifying, gathering and submitting evidence about their achievement of the competencies. The RPL process may involve a practical demonstration assessment too.

Work placement and Industry Membership

No work placement and industry membership providers for this course at this time.
Additional supports and services
Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.

Possible Career Outcome
  • Project leader/team leader
  • Project contract manager
  • Project manager
  • Project vendor manager

Course Structure

Course Outline

Total number of units = 12

8 core units  plus

4 elective units, of which:
4 elective units  may be selected from the elective units listed below or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level or higher.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. They must not include the choice of the unit BSBPMG522 Undertake project work.

Unit of Competency

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
Core Units
BSBPMG511Manage project scope Core
BSBPMG512Manage project timeCore
BSBPMG513Manage project qualityCore
BSBPMG514Manage project costCore
BSBPMG515Manage project human resourcesCore
BSBPMG516Manage project information and communicationCore
BSBPMG517Manage project riskCore
BSBPMG521Manage project integrationCore
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectivenessElective
BSBINN502Build and sustain an innovative work environmentElective
BSBLED501Develop a workplace learning environment Elective
BSBINM501Manage an information or knowledge management systemElective


Duration and Time

Duration and Timing of Training

This course is being delivered by an external flexible delivery mode as a fee for service. There is no requirement to attend classes but there are regular workshops.
Candidates will have 18 months in which to complete their studies (but this may be extended by a further 6 months’ subject to the circumstances described in ASA policies and procedures.
During the 18-month period, candidates should expect to allocate the following hours

Type of supervised training Typical hours
Workshop / Instruction 96
Self-paced distance delivery 516
Supervised work place training (facilitated by the RTO) 274
Amount of training 886
Assessment activity 110
Unsupervised work 430
Total 1425


The training we provide combines workplace training and supervision, regular meetings with the trainer, guidance sessions (e.g. Skype), attending one day workshops undertaking structured learning activities, personal research, reading and completing your assessments.

You will be guided by the trainer through regular scheduled personal contacts either at work or at an acceptable external location. Your personal training plan specifies what learning is required and you are encouraged to seek supervision especially in the application of skills at work.

Your progress is monitored by the trainer utilising the training record book and (if applicable) coordinated with the work place supervisor.
Subject reference materials, learner guide, training record book, training plan and assessment activities are provided by the trainer and they are also available via internet through the ASA portal


On enrolment and at the time of the initial interview, you will have the opportunity to review your current work experience (in auditing) and you will be informed about the opportunity for recognition of your skills and experience. It may mean that some of information can be used by the trainer to develop a specific training plan for you based on the principles of gap training and contextualised according to your working environment.  We will also take this opportunity to review your proficiency in LLN and outline to you the support services that are available if required.

Your progress is measured by the completion of learning activities and assessment within agreed time frames. You have 12 months to complete this course (but this may be extended by a further 6 months’ subject to the circumstances described in ASA policies and procedures).

All candidates for this qualification will be interviewed to establish whether they have the necessary pre-requisites (see Course Overview) and to ensure they have access to a workplace where they can receive supervision relating to developing their skills in Project Management. This will include having access to the Industry standards, project management templates, work place documents and processes. During the interview all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the applicant is aware of the LLN requirements associated with this course and to ensure they have the capabilities to complete the course within a reasonable time. In addition, the applicant will be provided the opportunity to complete a self -assessment instrument which can be used for an assessment via RPL.

Payment Options
We have a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation. Please refer to course fee section get the current fee structure for this course.
Method of Payment: Online, Bank Transfer, CC over the Phone, Bank Draft
Please mention your preferred method of payment in your application form and our staff will confirm your payment and any associated cost for your course.


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One of our course advisors will answer any questions and can give you up to date course information, possible career pathways, study and payment options.