BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management


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BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management | CRICOS Code 105642D

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Manage a project’s scope
  • Ensure quality and timeline parameters of a project are monitored and met
  • Ensure that resourcing requirements, financial and human capital, for a project at the planning and execution stage of a project are considered and accurately estimated
  • Identify and have in place mitigation strategies for all project related risks
  • Lead, motivate and manage project team members


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, or a minimum 2 years industry experience in related fields.
  • 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.


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:

  • Project contract manager
  • Project leader/team leader
  • General Project manager

Delivery and Assessments

This program (BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management) is delivered in a classroom-based environment with face to face 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

BSBPMG530 Manage project scope
BSBPMG531 Manage project time
BSBPMG532 Manage project quality
BSBPMG533 Manage project cost
BSBPMG534 Manage project human resources
BSBPMG535 Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG536 Manage project risk
BSBPMG540 Manage project integration

Elective Units

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBLDR522 Manage people performance
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings