BSB50820 | Diploma of Project Management$$
About this course
BSB50820 – Diploma of Project Management
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.
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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.
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 into the Qualification
There is no applicable pathway into this qualification.
Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points including:
- BSB40920 – 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 BSB50820 – Diploma of Project Management or a range of other Advanced Diploma qualifications.
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
Duration and Time
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 workplace training (facilitated by the RTO)||274|
|Amount of training||886|
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 workplace 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 the 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 the 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 Industry standards, project management templates, workplace 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 that can be used for an assessment via RPL.
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.
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.
CORE UNIT | BSBPMG530 - Manage project scope
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls.
CORE UNIT | BSBPMG531 - Manage project time
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule, and assessing time management outcomes.
CORE UNIT | BSBPMG532 - Manage project quality
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It involves determining quality requirements, implementing quality control and assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects.
CORE UNIT - BSBPMG533 - Manage project cost
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.
CORE UNIT | BSBPMG534- Manage project human resources
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage human resources related to projects. It involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team.
CORE UNIT | BSBPMG535 - Manage project information and communication
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes.
CORE UNIT | BSBPMG536 - Manage project risk
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks that may impact achievement of project objectives. It involves identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes.
CORE UNIT | BSBPMG540 - Manage project integration
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement across the project life cycle; and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives.
ELECTIVE | BSBPMG537 - Manage project procurement
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake procurement in projects. It applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.
ELECTIVE | BSBPMG538 - Manage project stakeholder engagement
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage stakeholder relationships. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant.
ELECTIVE | BSBCMM511 - Communicate with influence
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present and negotiate persuasively, lead and participate in meetings and make presentations to customers, clients and other key stakeholders. The unit applies to individuals who are managers and leaders required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources, and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. They use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams.
ELECTIVE | BSBCRT511 - Develop critical thinking in others
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others within a workplace context. The unit applies to individuals who are developing and coaching others, for whom critical thinking skills (including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) are an important part of their job roles. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for leading teams.