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Diploma of Project Management


Diploma of Project Management BSB51415

Course Overview

With the Diploma of Project Management, you'll gain skills in globally recognised standards and practices, used in a broad range of industries and roles to deliver stakeholder objectives within specific constraints, such as time, budget, and resources. You'll also develop the skills to effectively lead teams in navigating project work from concept to completion within governance requirements.

Our fast-tracked project management course follows the sequence of activities from initiation to post-project review, while covering the 12 key knowledge areas for successful project management. This approach ensures we can focus on the project tools and techniques used in each step along the way, so that you can apply what you learn to enhance your work achievements from the get-go.

This course is available at our Shepparton and Wallan Campuses. Our fast-tracked model provides great flexibility to study and work, with only 6 days in a classroom across the study period with further scheduled 3-hour groupwork sessions.

This course is perfect for those who already have some team leadership or project experience and want to bolster their skills with a Nationally Accredited Qualification, valued by employers in any industry.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

The course prepares you to take the lead in projects. You can use project management as a skillset in your existing profession, or take a step further into a career as a Project Manager.

Existing roles as:

  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Project Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Ad hoc Project Leader

Further career options may include:

  • Project Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • PMO Officer
  • Project Analyst
  • Project Change Manager

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in:

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course.
  • Complete a BSKB 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 project management skillset
  • 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

It is expected that students need to have vocational experience, are required to address projects in their current workplace, have been working in a project-oriented workplace or have completed a minimum Certificate III qualification.

Core Units
Manage project scope
Manage project time
Manage project quality
Manage project cost
Manage project human resources
Manage project information and communication
Manage project risk
Manage project integration
Elective Units
Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
Manage project procurement
Manage project stakeholder engagement
Manage project governance
Lead and manage team effectiveness

Assessment methods may include:

  • Classroom activities
  • Roleplays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Portfolios

Timothy Born

Timothy Born has a passion for competency-based training and helping people achieve their professional development goals. This passion stems from his experiences as a student and a trainer in industry roles where he has supported many people in developing the skills they needed to succeed. Timothy’s own career progressed from trades to executive-level leadership roles.

This progression was supported thorough training and education from short courses to accredited courses from Certificate III to Advanced Diplomas, then Graduate Certificates, and an MBA from UNE. Throughout his career, he has led many teams, managed operations, and portfolios of projects in residential and commercial construction, manufacturing, organisational development, and grant-funded projects.

Timothy enjoys sharing these experiences while teaching management subjects to Bachelor and TAFE students at GOTAFE. These experiences help him share valuable insights into project management, governance and risk, OH&S, and social responsibility.

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.

Our fast track model provides great flexibility to study and work, with only 6 days in a classroom across the study period with further scheduled 3-hour groupwork sessions.

Throughout this course, students will be required to work on a project of their choice and build towards a portfolio of documentation enabling them to experience their project from concept to completion.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

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Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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