Large projects and developments typically consist of a number of projects that once all completed achieve a grand plan - referred to as a Program. The individuals responsible for ensuring the completion of all a developments projects is a Program Manager. Get the right qualification for the job with the Advanced Diploma of Program Management. Quick thinkers with strong delegating skills and strong organisation skills need only apply. 

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This is a nationally accredited qualification

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Course Description

At the top of the funnel of project management practices is a program manager who is responsible for a series of projects and project managers. Program managers need to see the overall picture and end goal - bigger than the sum of its parts. 

Program managers are held accountable for the successful completion of projects and the programs they are a part of. This position requires you to lead and manage teams as a well as coordinate and communicate with stakeholders to keep everyone up to date and on the same page.  

The online training program is our most popular delivery method and provides access to a fully customised e-learning environment, MyUpskilled. MyUpskilled includes powerpoint resources, reading materials, discussion boards, forums, access to assessments, resources, videos (including access to the video training library) and blogs. The course is conducted over a 12 month period with one unit of competency expected to be completed each month.


  • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of MyUpskilled as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or MyUpskilled communication tools
  • Trainer/Student Messaging System
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

Course Duration

This course is delivered online over a duration of 12-18 months. 


Graduates of this training program receive the nationally accredited award BSB61215 Advanced Diploma of Program Management.


This qualification is limited to those who:

  • Have completed a Diploma of Project Management or
  • Have completed 2 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation in portfolio form for evaluation by Upskilled assessors.


A student is deemed competent when all relevant evidence is gathered.  Upskilled is receptive to evidence gathered from a variety of sources including our own assessment processes.  Upskilled assessment processes include: 

  • Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Transfer 
  • Written/Oral Questions
  • Written reports/Portfolio Assessments
  • Projects
  • Scenarios/Case Studies

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 classroom sessions/monthly webinars as required.

Unit Outline

The Advanced Diploma of Program Management consists of 12 Units of Competency, as identified in the National Business Services Training Package. All units must be successfully completed to attain the diploma. 

The Advanced Diploma of Program Management consists of 12 Units of Competency, as identified in the National Business Services Training Package. All units must be successfully completed to attain the diploma. 

Unit Code
Unit Name
BSBPMG610 Enable program execution
BSBPMG611 Facilitate stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG612 Implement program governance
BSBPMG613 Manage benefits
BSBPMG614 Engage in collaborative alliances
BSBPMG615 Manage program delivery
BSBPMG616 Manage program risk
PSPMGT006 Develop a business case
ICTICT602 Develop contracts and manage contracted performance
BSBPMG617 Provide leadership for the program
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
ICTICT606 Develop communities of practice


Career Outcomes

Successful graduates of this Advanced Diploma are well placed to pursue the next step in their careers, possible positions you could apply for include:

  • Program manager
  • Senior project manager
  • Program coordinator
  • Program director

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $5,397.50

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Total course cost: $6,350

Government subsidies

No government funding available

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