Diploma of Project Management

Course Code: BSB51413

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Want to Lead a Project Management Team?

The BSB51413 Diploma of Project Management is a nationally recognised and accredited Australian project management qualification. It is suitable if you wish to develop your project management skills to take on roles as a project leader, project manager, project administrator or project contract manager.

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Where Can the Diploma of Project Management Take Your Career?

Just imagine getting the job that you have always wanted! The Diploma of Project Management course is perfect for those wishing to become a:

  • Project Leader
  • General Project Manager
  • Project Manager within a specific industry
  • Project Team Leader
  • Project Contract Manager

Course Delivery

The Diploma of Project Management is delivered through Online Learning. This highly effective and popular method of delivery is ideal for busy professionals trying to fit study around work, family and life commitments. Since it is self-paced, you can study your course at a speed that suits you. This also make is popular with many people between employment opportunities who are looking to gain skills and re enter the workforce as quickly as possible.

Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months to complete you Diploma of Project Management training. There are no set course dates so you can enrol straight away and begin training as soon as possible. Since the course is self-paced, you can study and complete the course in less than 12 months if you like!

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What Will You Learn in the Project Management Diploma Course?

The BSB51413 Diploma of Project Management is designed to enhance your skills and ensure you have the methods, techniques and tools you need to manage projects effectively. You will develop skills in managing all aspects of projects including cost, time, quality, risk, procurement, and scope. The course will also teach you to lead, plan and execute projects; skills sought after in a huge range of Australian industries.

Ultimately, this Diploma of Project Management will help you ensure you have the confidence and ability to manage projects effectively, lead your team to success and  to achieve organisational goals. The broad range of competencies covered in this course will equip you with a set of skills that are highly regarded and attractive to prospective employers.

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Course Outline & Structure

Nominal Hours: The course has a nominal study time of 520 hours. This equals approximately 10 hours of study per week over 12 months.

Assessment Methods: The course is assessed through written questions, problem solving in scenarios or simulated activities, projects and by gathering documents.

BSB51413 Course Units

The BSB51413 Diploma of Project Management is comprised of 12 units – 8 core units and 4 elective units. This project management course covers all facets of effectively managing projects and achieving goals and objectives. Our elective units have been selected to ensure you have a well-rounded set of project management skills useful in a wide variety of roles.

Clustering: Inspire Education has clustered the 12 units in the Diploma of Project Management into just 8 easy-to-follow workbooks. Clustering has allowed us to group similar learning tasks together and assess competencies found in multiple units just once. It can result in a faster, more holistic learning experience for you and help you complete the course as quickly as possible.

Core Units include (8 total):
  • BSBPMG511A – Manage project scope
  • BSBPMG512A – Manage project time
  • BSBPMG513A – Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG514A – Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG515A – Manage project human resources
  • BSBPMG516A – Manage project information and communication
  • BSBPMG517A – Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG521A – Manage project integration
Elective Units include (4 total):
  • BSBPMG518A – Manage project procurement
  • BSBPMG519A – Manage project stakeholder engagement
  • BSBWOR501B – Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502B – Ensure team effectiveness

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites to enrol in this qualification. It is preferred that you:

  • Hold a BSB41513 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice OR have extensive work experience in project management roles
  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

It will also help you if you have access to a workplace while you are studying this qualification, in order to complete workplace based assessments. If you do not have access to a workplace, we will provide you with simulated workplace activities so you can complete these assessments.

Training Resources

To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Online Course Materials and Resources
  • Multimedia Learning Resources
  • Online Forums and Student Community
  • Ongoing Expert Trainer Support via Phone and Student Messaging System
  • The PMBOK Guide
  • Project Management Templates
  • A Simulated Project Environment including project information, documentation, policies and procedures, and supervisor feedback

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • A computer (PC or Mac) with Internet (ADSL 2+ and Google Chrome is recommended)
  • Latest Adobe Flash Player
  • Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
  • Microsoft Word, Excel & Powerpoint 97 or later
  • A project management application capable of creating Gantt charts (e.g. Microsoft Project)

Qualification Pathways

The Diploma of Project Management is an ideal qualification if you are seeking to build on your previous experience or training with more advanced project management skills. This course is a suitable training path if you have already completed a Certificate IV in Project Management qualification and want to continue your studies in this area.

Once you completed your Diploma of Project Management, you can continue your studies with the Advanced Diploma of Project Management.

Once enrolled in this course, you may also consider additional training to complement your Project Management skillset:

Certificate IV in Human Resources – to aid you in better management of human resources.
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety/Diploma of Work Health and Safety – to enhance your management of health and safety in the workplace.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – to conduct effective training in the workplace or work as a vocational trainer.
Certificate IV in Business Administration – develop your general office administration skills.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

Certification Requirements

The Diploma of Project Management can be used towards some professional project management certifications such as those offered by the Australian Institute of Project Management, including AIPM Continuing Professional Development points.

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