Diploma of Project Management

General Description: 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. They 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.

Career Opportunities: 

The following occupations relate to this qualification.

  • Project contract manager
  • Project leader
  • Project team leader
  • Project manager (industry specific)
  • Project vendor manager
  • Course Duration: 

    Typically this training course takes between 0.3 months -1 year in order to complete, based upon an individual's circumstances along with the mode of study you pick. As an example, should you do this program online and regularly spend time to complete the tasks and assignments each week you might complete the course well before schedule.

    Method of Study: 

    In-class study will give you a structured training experience and routine face-to-face contact with your trainers, educators, lecturers and classmates. Online, Correspondence and Distance Education programs provide you with the ability to study from just about any place, whenever you want! This is great if you'd like flexibility and can't commit to going to routine classroom sessions. You may learn at your own tempo and finish the course in keeping with your own schedule. Contact us today to investigate which study methodology may perhaps suit you best.

    Course Category: 

    This course belongs within the Business, Management & Finance class of training courses. Business and commerce is the study of the principle in addition to approach involving planning, instructing, organising, motivating and co-ordinating the human and material resources of private and public firms and institutions. It consists of the selling and provision of goods and services and personal development. The main objective regarding this field of understanding is to increase knowledge of the theory along with practice of decision making and also policy development, organisational development, planning, economic management, together with the marketing and selling of goods and services. Some of the courses of study contained in this category incorporate : Accounting, Business, Management, Sales and Marketing, Office Studies, Banking, Finance and Commerce to name a few.


    There are no pre-requisites for entry to this qualification. There are preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification.

    Recognition of Prior Learning: 

    Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies. To apply for RPL, please contact us today at to obtain a RPL Kit and submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by AusCHS assessors(Subjective to evidence provide, mapped and assessed against the required unit/s of competency)


    Competency determination is made after all relevant evidence is gathered. AUSCHS is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes. AusCHS assessment processes include:

    • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer
    • Written/Oral Questions
    • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
    • Scenarios
    • Role Plays
    • Projects

    Pathways into the qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates entering this qualification include:
    BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice
    with extensive vocational experience in project roles where they may have had some limited responsibility for the output of others but do not have a formal project management qualification.

    Pathways from the qualification

    After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake:
    other qualifications at Advanced Diploma level or above in project management.
    Note : This qualification and specific units of competency may satisfy some requirements for national and international industry/professional certification. Persons seeking certification should check the requirements with certifying bodies.


    Total number of units = 12

  • 8 core units plus
  • 4 elective units, of which:
  • 4 elective units may be selected from the elective units listed below or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level or higher.
    Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. They must not include the choice of the unit BSBPMG522 Undertake project work.

    Core Units

    BSBPMG511 Manage project scope

    BSBPMG512 Manage project time

    BSBPMG513 Manage project quality

    BSBPMG514 Manage project cost

    BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources

    BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

    BSBPMG517 Manage project risk

    BSBPMG521 Manage project integration

    Elective Units

    BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system

    BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment

    BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

    BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

  • Course Fees: 

    Smart and Skilled Student Fees (Only for NSW residents)

    The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 600 888 for further information and advice.

    Course Fee- $2820

    Concession- $2510

    Exemption- $0

    Trainees: from 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

    The fees indicated above are based on students being approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a AUSCHS's Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment.

    Fee For Service - $8000
    Payment Plans Available**
    **conditions apply