Diploma of Project Management (BSB51415)

Diploma of Project Management
Project management skills are increasingly in demand. The Diploma of Project Management BSB51415 will give you the ability to make any project a success.

If you wish to apply for a government subsidised place on this course you must contact Victorian Chamber on 03 8662 5333 or download and complete a Registration form , an eligibility and student declaration form (PDF, 210KB) and a pre-training review and evaluation (PDF, 81KB) . Students commencing courses on or after the 1st January 2015 will need to provide their USI. Download the USI information sheet (PDF, 44KB) . The USI Privacy Notice is also available here. Download USI Privacy Notice.

Why we developed this program

The Diploma of Project Management BSB51415 has been designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge, skills and attributes required to work effectively in project management roles that require conceptual, operational and supervisory capabilities.

It is suitable for participants demonstrating or indicating potential to undertake vocational education and training at diploma level, who should posses a level of Project Management knowledge and work experience.

Who Should Attend The Diploma of Project Management

  • Project coordinator
  • Project management officer
  • Project team member
  • Project or program administrator
  • Experienced managers who are already managing projects in an organisation and wish to have their skills formally recognised
  • Individuals requiring formal project management qualifications for promotion or other employment opportunities
  • External consultants experienced in Project Management who wish to gain a formal qualification

Enrolment Requirements

As this qualification requires participants to apply and practice the new skills over a period of time, and also to base their assessment solutions in a workplace environment, it is highly preferable that candidates are employed or otherwise engaged.

  • 18 years of age
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, it is highly recommend that participants are employed or otherwise engaged*
* Assessment assistance may be provided if this requirement cannot be met

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Diploma of Project Management.

Preferred pathways for participants considering this qualification include:

  • After achieving the BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management Practice or other relevant qualification; OR
  • With extensive vocational experience in project roles where they may have had some limited responsibility for the output of others, and without a formal project management qualification.

Candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience or for workplace enrolment should generally be in job roles including:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Management Officer
  • Project Team Member
  • Project or Program Administrator
  • Experienced managers who are already managing projects in an organisation and wish to have their skills formally recognised
  • Individuals  requiring  formal  project  management  qualifications  for  promotion  or  other employment opportunities
  • External  consultants  experienced  in  Project  Management  who  wish  to  gain  a  formal qualification

Pathways to completion and further studies

Pathways to completion of this qualification include:

  • Course attendance and assessment
  • RPL/Credit transfer for partial or full qualification
  • A combination of the above

Units completed in this program may be credited towards other qualifications through a national recognition process.  After achieving this qualification participants may undertake BSB61215 Advanced Diploma of Project Management or other advanced diploma qualifications.

Graduates with the Diploma of Project Management are eligible for Associate Membership with the Australian Institute of Project Management, and may also become eligible for full membership in the future. (Conditions apply)

12 units to be studied are:

  1. BSBPMG511 Manage project scope
  2. BSBPMG512 Manage project time
  3. BSBPMG513 Manage project quality
  4. BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
  5. BSBPMG515 Manage project human resources
  6. BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communications
  7. BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
  8. BSBPMG521 Manage project integration
  9. BSBPMG518 Manage project procurement
  10. BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
  11. BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
  12. BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness  

Workshop Delivery Schedule

One day per fortnight over 11 weeks 


Assessment tasks must be submitted within twelve months from the last unit delivery date. This schedule allows for a reasonable time for workplace practice and assessment preparation. Participants should allow approximately 10 hours per week to complete the self-directed learning and assessment tasks.

The assessment tasks for the units in this qualification require participation in complex projects, as well as access to workplace documentation used to document and manage projects and to a number of project stakeholders.  Therefore, workplace application is desirable to ensure that competency to the standard required by this industry sector has been attained.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available upon enrolment.

Diploma of Project Management Course Fees

Full Fee Paying Students 2019
Victorian Chamber Member - $3,100
Non-Member - $3,750

Government Subsidised Places 2019*
2019 Tuition Fee  -  $1,850

Other Course Fees:

Concession Fees
Concession fees may be available (conditions apply)
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Payment must be received following the approval of your registration form to secure a place in a course. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. 

Eligibility for a Government Subsidised Place under the Skill First Program 2018

To be eligible for government subsidised training, applicants must be:

  • An Australian citizen; or a holder of a permanent visa; or a New Zealand citizen; AND
  • A resident of Victoria for the duration of the course; AND
  • Aged 18-19 (i.e. under 20) years of age on 1st January in the year of the course commencement; OR
  • Aged 20 years or over on 1st January in the year the course commencement, and you are enrolling in a qualification that is at a higher level than your highest qualification held (‘upskilling’);

Other eligibility criteria

In addition to meeting the above requirements, an individual is only eligible to:

  • Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses in a calendar year, including if one of the subsidised courses you’re enrolled in is scheduled to commence later in the year;
  • Undertake a maximum of two government subsidised courses at any one time;
  • Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses at the same level in your lifetime

Eligibility exemptions for people under particular arrangements

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Pre-Training Review

Part of the enrolment process, Victorian Chamber must conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy skills. The Pre-Training Review must:

  1. identify any competencies previously acquired (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Credit Transfer);
  2. ascertain the most appropriate qualification for each student to enrol in, including consideration of the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills; and
  3. ascertain that the proposed learning strategies and materials are appropriate for each participant

Participants are required to download and complete the  Pre-training review and evaluation and submit it together with the Registration Form and any other necessary documents. Feedback will be provided within two weeks from your course Registration being approved.

Download the Diploma of Project Management overview

Course overview (PDF, 1.2MB)

Download a Participant Handbook

Participant Handbook (PDF, 612KB)

Types of evidence in support of applications for government subsidised training

Types of citizenship evidence

List of persons authorised to certify copies of original documents

Authorised persons to certify

How to register

Click 'Register' below to register online.

Alternatively, contact the Victorian Chamber on 8662 5333 for more information or download a Victorian Chamber accredited courses registration form . If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you must also complete, sign and submit the Eligibility and Student Declaration Form (PDF, 210KB) .

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Students participating in this program should note that they may be contacted and requested to participate in a National Centre for Vocational Education Research survey or a Department-endorsed project or audit or review.

The Diploma of Project Management is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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All eligible Government subsidised students in a traineeship or non-traineeship course must have and maintain residency in Victoria for the duration of their course

Melbourne 4 Apr 12 Jun

VCCI, Level 2, 150 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Thu 04 Apr 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 18 Apr 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 02 May 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 16 May 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 30 May 9:00am to 4:30pm

Wed 12 Jun 9:00am to 4:30pm

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$3,100.00 (no GST)

$3,750.00 (no GST)

Melbourne 13 Jun 22 Aug

VCCI, Level 2, 150 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Thu 13 Jun 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 27 Jun 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 11 Jul 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 25 Jul 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 08 Aug 9:00am to 4:30pm

Thu 22 Aug 9:00am to 4:30pm

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$3,100.00 (no GST)

$3,750.00 (no GST)

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