Course Description

This diploma has been designed to teach you how to apply project management skills in a variety of workplace contexts. You’ll undertake a selection of units selected to meet current industry demands, which will equip you with the skills to procure new business projects and manage others.

Project managers oversee a business venture, project or strategy, usually from inception to conclusion. They provide guidance and maintain the progress of various stakeholders in order to reduce risk, maximise benefit, and maintain budgets and costings as directed in the planning phase.

As this is an advanced course, it would be suitable for you if you currently work in an environment that allows you to be involved in project management, or if you have some relevant industry experience or prior study in business.

You’ll learn how to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate your own work, as well as the work of others.

This diploma has been designed to teach you how to apply project management skills in a variety of workplace contexts. You’ll undertake a selection of units selected to meet current industry demands, which will equip you with the skills to procure new business projects and manage others.

Project managers oversee a business venture, project or strategy, usually from inception to conclusion. They provide guidance and maintain the progress of various stakeholders in order to reduce risk, maximise benefit, and maintain budgets and costings as directed in the planning phase.

As this is an advanced course, it would be suitable for you if you currently work in an environment that allows you to be involved in project management, or if you have some relevant industry experience or prior study in business.

You’ll learn how to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate your own work, as well as the work of others.

Disclaimer

The Course Material provided by Open Colleges Pty Ltd is based on the legislative framework provided and maintained by the Australian Government. Any reference to legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and guidelines for industry will be based on the use of the appropriate Australian legislative framework.

Course number E1076IN
Qualification name BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Portfolio of evidence, Projects, Written reports
Awarded by
  • Open Colleges (Provider number: 90796)

This diploma has been designed to teach you how to apply project management skills in a variety of workplace contexts. You’ll undertake a selection of units selected to meet current industry demands, which will equip you with the skills to procure new business projects and manage others.

Project managers oversee a business venture, project or strategy, usually from inception to conclusion. They provide guidance and maintain the progress of various stakeholders in order to reduce risk, maximise benefit, and maintain budgets and costings as directed in the planning phase.

As this is an advanced course, it would be suitable for you if you currently work in an environment that allows you to be involved in project management, or if you have some relevant industry experience or prior study in business.

You’ll learn how to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate your own work, as well as the work of others.

Module 1: Defining the project

  • Conduct project authorisation activities
  • Define project scope
  • Manage project scope control process
  • Determine project schedule
  • Implement project schedule
  • Assess time management outcomes

 

  • Identify and address stakeholder interests
  • Manage effective stakeholder engagement
  • Manage stakeholder communications

Module 2: Estimating project resources

  • Determine project costs
  • Monitor and control project costs
  • Complete cost-management processes

 

  • Plan human resources relevant to projects
  • Implement project personnel training and development
  • Lead project team
  • Finalise human resource activities related to projects
  • Determine procurement requirements
  • Establish agreed procurement processes

Module 3: Managing project quality and performance

  • Determine quality requirements
  • Implement quality processes
  • Plan information and communication processes
  • Implement project information and communication processes
  • Assess information and communication outcomes
  • Develop workplace sustainability policy
  • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
  • Implement workplace sustainability policy
  • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Module 4: Managing project risk and integration

  • Develop workplace sustainability policy
  • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
  • Implement workplace sustainability policy
  • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation
  • Establish project
  • Undertake project planning and design processes
  • Execute project in work environment
  • Manage project control
  • Identify project management structure
  • Apply project governance policies and procedures
  • Monitor and review project governance

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course requires learners to read online learner modules, undertake a range of task-driven assessments and engage in online discussions. Consequently, learners need to have an effective command of written and spoken English. As a guide we recommend that learners currently or have previously:

  • Been employed in a workplace for at least one year, where they predominantly use English language in verbal and written communications and/or;
  • Have successfully completed one year of study taught predominately in English language and/ or;
  • Have achieved an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination score of 5.5 during the past three years and/or;
  • Have achieved an overall pass score on our free Open Colleges Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool available on our website for a Diploma.

Computing

You will need access to a computer and the internet and you must have basic computing skills.

Minimum specifications for your computer are:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Access to software such as Microsoft Excel for producing GANTT charts, or software such as @task, FastTrack Schedule 9, Primavera P6, ZOHO Projects, Microsoft Project
  • You will also need access to a phone, printer, photocopier and scanner
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended)
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended).

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 or higher is recommended)
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)

Digital equipment

You will need access to:

  • A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
  • Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.

Physical requirements

You will be required to operate office equipment and resources including telephone, photocopier, scanner and printer in a safe environment that includes an ergonomically sound computer workstation.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study this course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Carolyn Dann

Carolyn has worked in the area of project management for over ten years in London, Sydney and Canberra, and has been working as a part time trainer and assessor for the last four years. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (majoring in IT), a post graduate Certificate in Management and a Diploma of Project Management. Carolyn has worked as a Project Manager, a Project Advisor and she was the Training and Communications Manager for a large scale program management system implementation. She is passionate about the need for effective project management across all industries.

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