The Diploma of Project Management addresses the chief vocational competencies commonly demanded by this dynamic discipline. Participants' existing knowledge is advanced through targeted vocational training that encompasses the latest developments in the field, and which articulates core principles that span situational context. The qualification offers a sophisticated understanding of the methods, techniques, and tools currently available to innovate the management of major project builds regardless of sector.

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Course Description

The Diploma of Project Management is delivered by expert trainers through our 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.


All students will be provided with a relevant textbook: Pearson, Neil. Larsen, E.W., Gray, C.F. (2013), Project management in practice: A complete course for BSB41513 and BSB51413, McGraw Hill Australia and Smallprint Learner Guides for the units that are not covered by this text which include: BSBWOR501B, BSBWOR502B, BSBMGT502B, BSBADM502B.

  • 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 the LMS as well as any administration enquiries
  • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or LMS communication tools
  • Trainer/Student Messaging System
  • Unlimited access to world leading video training provider
  • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program


There are no formal prerequisites for this qualification, however, individuals wishing to enrol in the Diploma of Project Management are typically required to meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice [BSB41513] or other relevant qualification
  • Provide evidence of competency in a majority of units required for the Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or other relevant qualification
  • In the absence of a formal project management qualification, have extensive vocational experience in project roles that entail at least limited responsibility for the output of others.

Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.

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 monthly webinars as required.

Unit Outline

The following Units of Competency as identified in the National Business Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Diploma of Project Management. 

Unit Code
Unit Name
BSBPMG516Manage project information and communication
BSBPMG521Manage project integration
BSBPMG514Manage project cost
BSBPMG515Manage project human resources
BSBPMG512Manage project time
BSBPMG511Manage project scope
BSBPMG517Manage project risk
BSBPMG513Manage project quality
BSBWOR502Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBPMG519Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBWOR501Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBMGT502Manage people performance

Career Outcomes

Practicing project managers in any industry will benefit from this qualification, which is also designed to advance the professional PM endeavours of those currently working in an allied role: project coordinators, project management officers, project team members, and project administrators.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Project manager (generic)
  • Project manager (industry specific)
  • Project leader
  • Project team leader
  • Project contract manager
  • Project vendor manager

Further Study

For information about Pathways to University Click Here.

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include other qualifications at Advanced Diploma level or above in project management.

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: $3,825

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Total course cost: $4,500

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This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) and User Choice (ACT) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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