BSB61218
Advanced Diploma of

Program Management

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Summary

Got a knack for leading teams, being highly organised and coming up with quick, effective solutions? Our Advanced Diploma of Program Management allows natural leaders to refine their skills in a business context, with units that focus on handling the risks, change, and completion of company projects. Qualified individuals can find opportunities in the directing, coordination, and management of large developments in a business environment.


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Duration
12 months
Units
12 units
Individuals will undertake a 12 month period, focusing on areas such as program execution, delivery, risks, and governance. Students will also advance their leadership, communication, and coordination skills; and learn how to manage organisational change. Those who undertake the course will have access to our learning platform, MyUpskilled; unlimited access to Lynda.com and regular contact with their trainer throughout their course experience.
Course structure

The standard course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 

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  • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
  • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
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Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
Assessment
Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
  • summative and formative assignments
  • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
  • scenarios and/or case studies
  • projects
  • written/oral questions
  • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
BSBPMG621
Facilitate stakeholder engagement

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate stakeholder engagement in a program. It includes the performance criteria required to demonstrate competency in working with stakeholders to achieve desired program benefits. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers and those managing a suite of projects (a program). They operate within assigned authority levels, are responsible for their own performance, program outcomes, and sometimes the performance of others. Individuals in this role may be operating within an organisation, a business or working as a consultant. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBPMG610
Enable program execution

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish parameters and enable a program to be undertaken effectively. It includes the performance criteria required to demonstrate competency in establishing both what the program will accomplish and how it will do so. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers and those managing a suite of projects (a program). They operate within assigned authority levels, are responsible for own performance and sometimes the performance of others. Individuals in this role may be operating within an organisation, business or as a consultant.

BSBPMG622
Implement program governance

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and implement governance requirements to ensure effective program management. It includes the performance criteria required to demonstrate competency in implementing systems and processes for decision-making, management systems, compliance and support for programs. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers and those managing a suite of projects (a program). They operate within assigned authority levels, are responsible for their own performance and sometimes the performance of others. Individuals in this role may be operating within an organisation, a business or working as a consultant. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBPMG623
Manage benefits

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the attainment of program benefits. It includes the performance criteria required to demonstrate competency in ensuring that benefits are realised when and as expected. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers and those managing a suite of projects (a program). They operate within assigned authority levels, are responsible for their own performance and sometimes the performance of others. Individuals in this role may be operating within an organisation, a business or working as a consultant. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBPMG624
Engage in collaborative alliances

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable a program manager to engage in collaborative alliances. It includes the performance criteria required to demonstrate competency in forging alliances with other organisations to facilitate attainment of program benefits. Collaborative alliances are significantly different in focus and content from commercial contracts in that the parties operate as partners with shared interests and a higher degree of joint decision-making. However, collaborative alliances are often formalised with the use of a legally binding contract. Collaborative agreements often involve organisations that are part of the same legal entity; business units of the same corporation or departments of the same government. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s.

ICTICT606
Develop communities of practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify areas that would benefit from communities of practice (CoPs), and to develop such communities. It applies to individuals who work in senior information and communications technology (ICT) management roles and are responsible for teams and their production.

BSBINN601
Lead and manage organisational change

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies. It applies to managers with responsibilities that extend across the organisation or across significant parts of a large organisation. They may have a dedicated role in human resources management, human resources development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area. The unit takes a structured approach to change management and applies to people with considerable work experience and organisational knowledge.

PSPMGT006
Develop a business case

This unit describes the skills required to perform market analysis, development and cost options, and justify for a recommended business solution. This unit applies to those developing appropriate and cost-effective business solutions. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work autonomously, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

ICTICT602
Develop contracts and manage contracted performance

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to negotiate and document contractual arrangements between clients and vendors, and to monitor and manage performance against agreed contractual obligations. It applies to individuals who work in senior information and communications technology (ICT) management roles who are required to contract both staff and suppliers.

BSBPMG615
Manage program delivery

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage program delivery. It includes the performance criteria required to demonstrate competency in ensuring that the program is moving toward the accomplishment of its vision and the attainment of its expected benefits. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers and those managing a suite of projects (a program). They operate within assigned authority levels, are responsible for their own performance and sometimes the performance of others. Individuals in this role may be operating within an organisation, a business or as a consultant.

BSBPMG616
Manage program risk

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks that might affect program deliverables and organisational objectives. It covers directing the planning and management of program risks, managing risks to the overall program and assessing risk management outcomes for the program and the organisation. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers, managing or directing a suite of projects (a program) and/or senior project managers.

BSBPMG617
Provide leadership for the program

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide leadership for the program. It includes the performance criteria required to demonstrate competency in motivating and inspiring individuals and organisations to work constructively toward attainment of program benefits. A program is defined as a set of interrelated projects, each of which has a project manager. 'Multiple projects', or 'a program of projects', refers to a number of related projects managed by the same person as a program to achieve organisational objective/s. It applies to individuals who are program managers and those managing a suite of projects (a program). They operate within assigned authority levels, are responsible for their own performance and sometimes the performance of others. Individuals in this role may be operating within an organisation, a business or as a consultant.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.
Career outcomes
University pathways
This course might include a pathway to university. University pathways are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change.

Entry requirements

Start date
Enrol anytime

As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • have completed year 10, or
  • a qualification at Certificate III level or higher, or
  • 3 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

You will also need to be at least 18 years at the time of applying for admission. Approval from HOF required

Resource requirements

You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing operational skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Chrome or Firefox browsers
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • Access to printer and associated software
  • Access to scanner and associated software
  • Digital imaging software
  • File compression software

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
  • 1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
Recording equipment / software required

A digital video recording device (for example a webcam or mobile phone with a camera) and simple recording apps to save and upload videos, images and audio files.

You will also need software such as Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, or Quicktime to view online videos and images.

Language requirements

This course involves reading, researching and undertaking a range of written and practical assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

Completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher;

OR

2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Other requirements

Some assessments have Role-Play components and will require other participants to aparticipate as characters in role plays. These are designed to establish simulation and to demonstrate practical and/or oral communication skills. Students will be required to source and arrange these other participants, participants can be family, friends or workplace colleagues.

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