Is this course Nationally Recognised?

This course is a Nationally Recognised Qualification. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we have been approved to run this program across Australia.

Your qualification should be recognised by all employers, training colleges and Universities within Australia. The course code for this qualification is BSB51415.

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  • Student Code of Conduct
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It is a requirement of enrolment that the participant has acknowledged and agreed to these requirements at the time of enrolment and space is include on the enrolment form for this to be indicated.

Nationally Recognised Training

Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415)

Who should do this course?

This course is suitable for people who are involved in the management and coordination of projects in any industry. It develops skills initially learned at the Certificate IV level and supports the move from work within a project to the running of a project. You do NOT have to have Certificate IV to undertake this program. We have had a range of people undertake this course including on-site supervisors, teachers, administration staff, managers, regional and local council staff and trainers. Virtually all industries can benefit greatly from having a strong understanding of how to practically implement a project.

How is it trained?

We offer this course through our Workshop Program. The entire course can take from 4 months for experienced PMs who already have most of the skills, to over a year for those who are learning many of the skills for the first time. We deliver the program over 3 sets of 2 day workshops, with 4 to 6 weeks gap between each workshop to allow for project and assessment work and skill development to be completed. In class activities are observed for skills assessment by the trainer/assessor. There are also group and individual submissions required over the entire period of the program as part of the assessment portfolio. The project component is group based and includes self-paced components. A submission date will be determined with each individual participant or group dependent on the project selected. It may take months or even a year to be completed depending on the project size and organisational needs.

What is covered in the course?

This course has 12 units of competency, 8 are core units and 4 are electives. We have preselected the following units as they provide a thorough understanding and highly useful project management and team leadership skills:

  • 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
  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBADM502 Manage meetings


How is it assessed?

Assessment is undertaken in 4 stages throughout the program. Project performance and other evaluation is done while participants are undertaking their 3 sets of workshops and in the weeks following. This includes project work and theory questions. Students are usually given up to 2 - 6 months from the end of the workshop to finalise and submit the in-class work and their individual submissions, either in hard copy or electronically.

Assessment is marked within 2 working weeks of submission and a detailed report is emailed to the participant giving feedback on the submission. Students may not achieve competency upon their initial submission. If this is the case, their trainer/assessor will provide feedback on what needs to be addressed. It is highly recommended that the participant reads through their notes and materials prior to resubmitting their work. Each student has a maximum of 2 resubmission attempts to achieve competency.

Course Cost

The full cost of the Diploma of Project Management is $4,950. Contact us for corporate pricing rates as discounts may apply for group registrations and in-house training programs.

Diploma Upgrade Program

For those who have recently (in the last 2 years) completed the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice program with DevelopMental Training Academy, a shortened program may be available. Contact our office on 1300 529 889 for details. The Upgrade to Diploma of Project Management page has additional information.


Further Questions?

If you would like further information on studying with DevelopMental Training Academy, or would like to discuss this course in particular, please contact our office on 1300 529 889 or email us at There is also considerable information available on this website and we recommend that you browse through the pages at your leisure, beginning with the Things to Know section. The FAQs page is also a useful place to visit.

This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification, delivered through DevelopMental Pty Ltd, provider number 32229.