Diploma of Project Management

Course Code: BSB51415

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The BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is the nationally recognised and accredited Australian project management qualification. It is suitable if you wish to develop your project management skills to take on roles as a project leader, project manager, project administrator or project contract manager.

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Where Can the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management Take Your Career?

Just imagine getting the job that you have always wanted! The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) course is perfect for those wishing to become a:

  • Project Manager (Generic)
  • Project Manager (Industry-specific)
  • Project Leader
  • Project Team Leader
  • Project Contract Manager
  • Project Vendor Manager

Course Delivery

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers this course through Mixed Mode Delivery, which means it will be self-paced and completed via distance education using Inspire’s online student portal.  Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research and online learning and assessment materials and activities.

This highly effective and popular method of delivery is ideal for busy professionals trying to fit study around work, family and life commitments. Since it is self-paced, you can study your course at a speed that suits you. This makes it popular with many people between employment opportunities who are looking to gain skills and re-enter the workforce as quickly as possible.

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Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months to complete your project management diploma training course. There are no set course dates so you can enrol straight away and begin training as soon as possible. Since the course is self-paced, you can study and complete the course in less than 12 months if you like!

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What Will You Learn in the Project Management Diploma Course?

The BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is designed to enhance your skills and ensure you have the methods, techniques and tools you need to manage projects effectively. You will develop skills in managing all aspects of projects including cost, time, quality, risk, procurement, and scope. The course will also teach you to lead, plan and execute projects—skills sought after in a huge range of Australian industries.

Ultimately, this Diploma of Project Management will help you ensure you have the confidence and ability to manage projects effectively, lead your team to success and to achieve organisational goals. The broad range of competencies covered in this course will equip you with a set of skills that are highly regarded and attractive to prospective employers.

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Course Outline & Structure

Inspire Education has adopted a “clustered” approach for our Diploma of Project Management course. This means we have divided our courses into just eight (8) workbooks, instead of doing it unit by unit.

Expected Study Hours: The project management course has an expected study time of 850 hours, depending on your industry experience.

To assess your knowledge, you will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation after you enrol. Upon completion, you will be provided with a training plan that identifies your cohort, taking into account your existing level of knowledge and skill in this vocational area. The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary according to their existing experience, knowledge and skills in this area.

Inspire Education has identified four student cohorts:

  • Beginner Cohort (Full Study Model) – limited knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 850 hours
  • Intermediate Cohort (Partial Study Model) – moderate prior knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 690 hours
  • Advanced Cohort (Partial Recognition Pathway) – extensive knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Recent related industry work experience of one year or more. Study hours is up to 525 hours
  • Expert Cohort (Assessment only) – consists of individuals with current industry experience of 3 or more years and extensive specific knowledge and skill in the competence contained in this qualification. Study hours is up to 368 hours

Assessment Methods: The course is assessed through questioning, product-based methods, portfolio, direct observation, and third-party evidence*

*Dual pathways – Students have the option to undertake the assessments in the workplace or using the simulation environment


BSB51415 Course Units

The BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management is comprised of 12 units – 8 core units and 4 elective units. This project management course covers all facets of effectively managing projects and achieving goals and objectives. Our elective units have been selected to ensure you have a well-rounded set of project management skills useful in a wide variety of roles.

Clustering: Inspire Education has clustered the 12 units in this Diploma qualification into just 8 easy-to-follow workbooks. Clustering has allowed us to group similar learning tasks together and assess competencies found in multiple units just once. It can result in a faster, more holistic learning experience for you and help you complete the course as quickly as possible.

Core Units include (8 total):
  • BSBPMG511 – Manage project scope
  • BSBPMG512 – Manage project time
  • BSBPMG513 – Manage project quality
  • BSBPMG514 – Manage project cost
  • BSBPMG515 – Manage project human resources
  • BSBPMG516 – Manage project information and communication
  • BSBPMG517 – Manage project risk
  • BSBPMG521 – Manage project integration
Elective Units include (4 total):
  • BSBPMG518 – Manage project procurement
  • BSBPMG519 – Manage project stakeholder engagement
  • BSBWOR501 – Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness

The BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management, which supersedes and is equivalent to this course, was released on 19 October 2020. The BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management has an 18-month teach out period, starting from that date. As such, students will still gain this qualification, provided they successfully complete course requirements within this period. For more information, please visit our BSB 7.0 Update FAQ page.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites to enrol in this qualification. However, it is preferred that you:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Hold the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice OR have some industry experience in a relevant role (e.g. Project Coordinator, Project Team Leader, Project Management Officer)

Students are also required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan with Cohort explanation and learning pathway

All students considering a self-paced online course should give consideration to the following prior to enrolment:

  • Ability to access any required technologies
  • Information technology skills in accessing and using online programs
  • Experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Competing pressures, such as work and family commitments, that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Training Resources

To support you in your studies Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

To complete your studies you will need to have access to:

  • Where possible, access to a workplace where you can manage a project from start to finish during your course under a supervisor (Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments – for units applicable under simulated pathway only)
  • A computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Qualification Pathways

The Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415) is an ideal qualification if you are seeking to build on your previous experience or training with more advanced project management skills. This course is a suitable training path if you have already completed a Certificate IV in Project Management (BSB41515) qualification and want to continue your studies in this area.

Once enrolled in this course, you may also consider additional training to complement your Project Management skillset:

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The RPL pathway is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

Inspire works with a range of reputable parties to market and recruit for national qualification and courses. Students of Inspire Education may be recruited by other parties under specific arrangements.

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