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Diploma of Project Management


Diploma of Project Management – BSB51415

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.

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

This course will prepare you to take on senior roles such as:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Leader
  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor

Further Study

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

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Online (with class tuition as req), 9am - 4pm (12 wk), Start 2nd Sept /2020

On Campus (Induction 24th Feb) Start Wed 3rd March, 6 Session 9am - 4pm / 2021

On Campus (Induction 28th July) Start Wed 4th August, 6 Session 9am - 4pm / 2021

Wallan - High Street

Online (with class tuition as req), 9am - 4pm (12 wk), Start 3rd Sept /2020

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:

  • 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

It is expected that students would have completed other relevant qualifications or have vocational experience in project roles as this will enable them to implement and enhance their learning.

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
  • Observation
  • Roleplays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Supervised tests
  • Portfolios

Brett Ambrosio

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.

This course will be delivered over a 1 year period, with 246 hours of face-to-face delivery. Students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes. 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.

Each class will be hands-on 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.

At the completion of the classes, students are required 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.

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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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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