Diploma of Project Management

Course Code BSB51415
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 510 hours

Course Overview

The qualification, BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management, is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Project Manager or Project Leader.

The Diploma of Project Management is the ideal course for Project managers who deliver work programs, projects or events and wish to enhance their project management skills.

Explore this rapidly growing, internationally recognised profession, known for its improved performance and accountability. Learn about cutting edge tools and techniques to improve your management skills.

Throughout this course you will have the opportunity to manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. You may also have the chance to project leadership and management roles and become responsible for achieving project objectives.

This course will enable you to understand:

  • The functions of Project management including scope, time, quality, cost, integration, communication, procurement, human resources and risk.
  • The 4 phases of a project lifecycle
  • Managing competing project priorities
  • Managing multiple consecutive projects

This qualification and specific units of competency may satisfy some requirements for national and international industry/professional certification. Persons seeking certification should check the requirements with certifying bodies.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to become more effective or hold roles such as Project Manager, Project Leader, Team Leader or Supervisor.

Working in this industry generally involves working business hours, Monday to Friday, working with staff across an organisation and possibly with external organisations such as sub-contractors.

Further studies
After gaining the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management, you might wish to undertake further study in the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources).

Further studies into the beyond the Advanced Diploma can be sort through the Bachelor of Applied Management conducted at GOTAFE in partnership with Federation University.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Wednesday 24th July (12 week course), 1 day a Fortnight, 9am to 4pm /2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts Wednesday 31st July (12 week course), 1 day a Fortnight, 9am to 4pm /2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments which the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes totalling 6-hours per week for 6 weeks. You will also be required to undertake a minimum of 12 hours per week of self-directed learning and completing the required exercises and assessments.

Attendance is required at each class. These will be hands-on and practical and focussed on working through Case Studies and Activities. If you are unable to attend a session please call your trainer and make arrangements for alternate dates/locations.

Pre-reading will need to be completed before each workshop.

At the completion of the workshops students will have 6 months to work on a project from which they will need to create a Project Plan. During this time they will be supported one-on-one by phone, email or Skype meetings. This will enable students to apply the skills and knowledge they have obtained in the workshops.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Timothy Born
Location: Shepparton and Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 510 $7.00 $3,789.00 $4.00 $2,040.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 510 $7.00 $3,789.00 $7.00 $3,570.00
Full Fee 510 $8.00 $4,314.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 510 TBA $102.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course

The selection criteria for this course are:

  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
  • Keen interest in this Industry sector
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and use of the Internet to a basic level
  • Ability to organise study and work independently
  • The ability to attend timetabled on-campus classes

It would be preferred that students have completed other relevant qualifications or have vocational experience in project roles as this will enable them to implement and enhance their learning. They must have a project that they can actively work on/in at the completion of the face-to-face classes that will allow them to practice and demonstrate their project management skills.

Units of Competency

BSB51415 – Core Units

BSBPMG514 – Manage project cost
BSBPMG515 – Manage project human resources
BSBPMG516 – Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG521 – Manage project integration
BSBPMG513 – Manage project quality
BSBPMG517 – Manage project risk
BSBPMG511 – Manage project scope
BSBPMG512 – Manage project time

BSB51415 – Elective Units

BSBMGT624 – Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
BSBPMG520 – Manage project governance
BSBPMG518 – Manage project procurement
BSBPMG519 – Manage project stakeholder engagement

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will vary to best suit the assessment requirements of the unit. These may include:

  • activities and observation
  • role plays
  • assignments
  • short answer questions
  • supervised tests and portfolios.
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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