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Diploma of Project Management

Project management is a dynamic profession that involves the careful planning, coordinating, budgeting and evaluating large-scale projects, as well as managing the risks and the people involved, to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.

This qualification prepares students to manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. It develops the skills to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

SELC’s Diploma of Project Management will enable you to master the practical elements of project management, and will examine the factors that have an impact on project productivity. This qualification is an excellent investment in rounding out your project management capabilities.


Career Opportunities

Qualified Project Managers are in demand both in Australia and overseas. The skills attained in the Diploma of Project Management are transferrable across many roles and industries. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Project or Program Administrator

SELC’s Diploma of Project Management will equip students with the skills needed to succeed in Project Management roles both within Australia and internationally.

Qualification Structure and Course Content

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. Project Managers may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

Module A: Fundamentals

Subject Unit of Competency
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

Module B: Teamwork

Subject Unit of Competency
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources

Module C: Governance

Subject Unit of Competency
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBPMG520 Manage project governance

Module D: Resources

Subject Unit of Competency
BSBPMG512 Manage project time
BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
BSBPMG514 Manage project cost

Sample Timetable

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Terms and Breaks

SELC Business and Management courses are delivered over 9 week terms, with 3 week breaks and with intakes 4 times a year.*

BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is delivered over 4 terms (approximately one year).

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* Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks and the first break of 2022 is 4 weeks long.

Delivery and Assessment

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include written assignments, case studies, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations. Students must successfully pass all units to complete the qualification.

All course materials and workbooks are available for free download from SELC’s e-learning platform. Assessment workbooks are provided inclusive of course fees.

Exit point/Award

Nationally_Recognised_TrainingBSB51415 Diploma of Project Management (AQF – 5) is a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Entry

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent.

English Level
IELTS proficiency level of 5.5 or above or equivalent.