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BSB50820
Diploma of Project Management
Do you consider yourself a high achiever and live and breathe the end-to-end developments of projects? This course will give you the opportunity to develop the applied and technical skills associated with project management, helping you expand your career opportunities in a business project operational capacity.

By the end of this course, you will strengthen your knowledge and skills to further accelerate your career in project management.
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Nationally recognised
Average 12-18 months
12 units of competency
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Course Summary

Duration
Average 12-18 months
Units
12 units of competency
Do you consider yourself a high achiever and live and breathe the end-to-end developments of projects? If you're already working as a successful Project Manager and looking to elevate your skillset, the BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management (release 1) is a qualification that can help you step up in planning and delivering projects with successful outcomes.

Project Managers are sought-after across a range of industries and it's a job that is challenging yet rewarding at the same time. This course will give you the opportunity to develop the applied and technical skills associated with project management, helping you expand your career opportunities in a business project operational capacity.


What you'll learn

This qualification comprises units that will give you the opportunity to strengthen your knowledge and skills to further accelerate your career in project management.

Project Managers are sought-after in a variety of work contexts, so you'll be learning relevant subjects like managing project information and project scope.

In this course, you'll learn to:

  • Manage project integration
  • Manage project time
  • Manage project quality
  • Communicate with influence

Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Effective leadership
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Negotiation
  • Scheduling
Work in a simulated workplace

By studying with Upskilled, you'll get the opportunity to undertake tasks and/or assessments that are related to a workplace environment.

With online learning, we want you to develop some "work-ready" skills that complement well with the theory components of your course.

A simulated workplace allows you to undertake practical assessments that help you put your skills into practice. The simulated workplace can be accessed through our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled.

Inclusions
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials
Video content access to:
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Course Detail

This qualification will suit you if you're an existing Project Manager looking to expand and develop your existing skillset. It will also help you work in a variety of settings, particularly in a business project operational sense.

Otherwise, you may also be an experienced business professional wanting to enter the project management field and expand your career options. You'll come across topics like managing project human resources, managing people performance and managing project risk - which are key in planning and delivering projects with successful outcomes.

Alternatively, you may have completed the BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice and looking for your next learning opportunity.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.


How many hours per week should I dedicate to my course?

We recommend spending at least 17-27 hours per week of study in order to stay on track with your studies. Based on this range, it may take you up to 24 months to complete a diploma-level qualification.

How quickly you finish a course is also dependent on your existing skills and experience.

This is simply a guide to help you better understand how many hours you ideally need to spend on your studies. We understand that everyone approaches learning differently, but rest assured, you'll still have a great level of control in your learning.
 

Course Structure

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
  • BSBPMG530
    Manage project scope

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and manage project scope. It involves obtaining project authorisation, developing a scope management plan, and managing the application of project scope controls. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business or as a consultant.

  • BSBPMG534
    Manage project human resources

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage human resources related to projects. It involves planning for human resources, implementing personnel training and development, and managing the project team. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

  • BSBPMG535
    Manage project information and communication

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to link people, ideas and information at all stages in the project life cycle. Project communication management ensures timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, storage and disposal of project information through formal structures and processes. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

  • BSBPMG531
    Manage project time

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage time during projects. It involves determining and implementing the project schedule and assessing time management outcomes. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

  • BSBPMG533
    Manage project cost

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

  • BSBPMG532
    Manage project quality

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage quality within projects. It involves determining quality requirements, implementing quality control and assurance processes, and using review and evaluation to make quality improvements in current and future projects. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

  • BSBPMG536
    Manage project risk

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks that may impact achievement of project objectives. It involves identifying, analysing, treating and monitoring project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

  • BSBPMG540
    Manage project integration

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate and balance overall project management functions and to align and track project objectives to comply with organisational goals, strategies and objectives. The unit applies to individuals responsible for managing and leading a project in an organisation, business, or as a consultant.

  • BSBCRT511
    Develop critical thinking in others

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others within a workplace context. The unit applies to individuals who are developing and coaching others, for whom critical thinking skills (including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) are an important part of their job roles. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for leading teams.

  • BSBCMM511
    Communicate with influence

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present and negotiate persuasively, lead and participate in meetings and make presentations to customers, clients and other key stakeholders. The unit applies to individuals who are managers and leaders required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources, and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. They use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams.

  • BSBTWK502
    Manage team effectiveness

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. The unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who lead and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement. It will also involve using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.

  • BSBLDR522
    Manage people performance

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the performance of staff that are direct reports. The unit applies to individuals who manage people. It covers work allocation and the methods to review performance, reward excellence and provide feedback. The unit makes the link between performance management and performance development and reinforces both functions as a key requirement for effective managers.

Completion Certificate

You will gain individual certificates after completing each course

Entry requirements

Start date

Upskilled always want to ensure that our students are enrolled in the right course for them.

These entry requirements are here as a guide and it's always best to talk to one of our Education Consultants, as they're trained to ensure that you're enrolled in a course that aligns with your career goals.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • have completed year 12, or equivalent
OR
  • have a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher
OR
  • have 2 years of relevant industry experience, and complete a course/suitability review.


You'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of admission.

If you're under 18, please speak with our Education Consultants to find out about your eligibility.


*Additional eligibility criteria may be applicable and affected by other factors and personal circumstances. Please speak with our Education Consultants to confirm your eligibility for this course.

Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

Government funding options for:
Diploma of Project Management

Career outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.

Career outcomes
Education pathways
If you successfully complete the BSB50820 - Diploma of Project Management, you may be able to pursue the following related qualifications:

Educators

Upskilled has a passionate team of trainers in the business faculty who are highly skilled in the areas of study we offer. Our trainers have qualifications and work experience that allows them to deliver training to help you achieve job-ready skills needed to make your next career move.

The business faculty offers additional support to students undertaking courses, giving you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers. 

Trainers facilitate 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom where you can ask them questions about your assessments, offering you more guidance and support. This gives you a chance to virtually collaborate with other students as well. 

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