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Diploma of Project Management


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Diploma of Project Management – BSB51415

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Course Overview

The Diploma of Project Management prepares you for a role as a Project Manager, delivering work programs, projects, or events.

You'll gain the skills to succeed in this rapidly growing profession, and learn about cutting edge tools and techniques to improve your management skills. You will learn the ten functions of project management, develop strategies to support project delivery as well as techniques for managing competing project constraints and manage stakeholder expectations.

Career Pathways

This course will increase your confidence and skill as a Project Manager, and prepare you to take on more senior roles such as:

  • Project Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management or BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources), and then continue on to the Bachelor of Applied Management conducted by GOTAFE in partnership with Federation University.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Group 1 - 9am to 4pm - (12 week course), Starts 11 March/2020

Group 1 - 9am to 4pm - (12 week course), Starts 11 March/2020

Group 1 - 9am to 4pm - (12 week course), Starts 11 March/2020

Group 2 - 9am to 4pm - (12 week course), Starts 02 September/2020

Group 2 - 9am to 4pm - (12 week course), Starts 02 September/2020

Group 2 - 9am to 4pm - (12 week course), Starts 02 September/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Full Fee
Course Materials

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 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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.

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
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

Assessment methods may include:

  • Classroom activities and observation
  • Role plays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Supervised tests
  • Portfolios

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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 totaling 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 focused 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.

It is preferred that you undertake project management tasks in the workplace to implement and enhance your learning. If you do not, it will be discussed with you how you will be able to access workplace policies, procedures and practices to reflect on.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

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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