BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management


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BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management

BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management | CRICOS Code 114369H

Course Overview

This qualification is for individuals who want to possess specialized knowledge and skills in program management in various enterprise and industry settings. These individuals supervise or manage a program that accomplishes organizational objectives and comprises interrelated projects, each with a dedicated project manager. They direct, organize, and lead multiple program functions, taking responsibility for both personal and team achievements within broad parameters, demonstrating an extraordinary level of initiative and judgment utilizing cognitive and communication skills to identify and evaluate information from diverse sources. Along with conceptual skills, they express ideas and viewpoints while dealing with complex issues effectively.


Entry Requirement

  • Be 18 years old or over.
  • Students who intend to enrol in this course must prove their satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 or international equivalent.
  • Students must have good communication skills. Candidates whose English is not their first language are required to prove their English language skills which is equivalent to an IELTS 6.0.
  • Students who have completed one of the following qualifications: BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management; or BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management (or a superseded equivalent version) OR
  • Students who have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.


Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners can apply to enrol in an Advanced Diploma course at a vocational education provider or an undergraduate course at a higher education provider. Credit points for previous vocational education studies may be awarded, however this is at the discretion of the higher education provider.

Job Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Portfolio Program Manager
  • Senior Program Manager
  • Program Delivery Manager
  • Integrated Marketing Manager
  • Senior Research Executive

Delivery and Assessments

This program (BSB60720 Advanced Diploma of Program Management) is delivered in a classroom-based environment with face to face (or online depending on outside factors beyond College control) delivery. The mode of training is highly practical with a combination of practical projects and tasks with a simulated workplace, tutorials and group activities.

Type of Assessments
  • Demonstration

Learners will be assessed through demonstration in some units; the trainer/assessor will observe learners communicating, interacting, planning, and co-ordinating with each other. This will help them build skills, knowledge and attitude and to successfully communicate.


  • Questioning/Tests/Examination

Learners will be assessed through questioning and testing in some units. The goal here is to identify the learner’s underpinning knowledge. Learners will be assessed with a formative exam. The exam may consist of several types of questions, these include; multi-choice, short answer, and listings.


  • Role Play

Learners will be assessed through role play assessment activity in some units. In role play activity, participants adopt and act out the role of characters, or parts that may have personalities, motivations, and backgrounds different from their own.


  • Case Study

Learners will be assessed through fault finding methods in some units. Fault finding is like validating/moderating or testing different training materials or any other resource (a technical story versus a set of diagnostic heuristics). During the training session, fault-finding is to be applied and measured before and after the delivery of the training material. The latter test involved ‘old’ faults and ‘new’ faults from the same and different categories to those encountered during training.


  • Written Report and Project

Learners will be assessed through written reports in some units. The goal is to ensure the learner possesses the tools for using technical skills in writing and drafting professional workplace reports. Learners will be assessed through projects. Projects will focus on particular aspects or topics undertaken over the duration allocated for the delivery of the units. The project activities reflect authentic workplace techniques and processes.  The project will require the collection of information and the presentation of outcomes.


  • Presentation

Learners will be assessed on in-class presentations.  The presentations will be developed by the learner and presented to their peer group and, where possible, people from the industry.  The presentations are conducted in a similar manner to a workplace presentation.

Course structure

DURATION : 72 weeks tuition plus 32 weeks term breaks.

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Core Units

BSBPMG630 Enable program execution
BSBPMG634 Facilitate stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG635 Implement program governance
BSBPMG636 Manage benefits

Elective Units

BSBCRT611 Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
BSBFIN601 Manage organisational finances
BSBINS601 Manage knowledge and information
BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBSTR601 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBSUS601 Lead corporate social responsibility
BSBMKG628 Lead organisational public relations