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BSB50820

Diploma of Project Management

Enrich your career with this high-level qualification in project management. This course will set you up with the advanced skills you need to succeed as a project manager or team leader.

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TIME Anytime NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Darling Downs and South West North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$145
Full Fee
$4,900 - $10,705
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Course overview

Establish a career in project management with this high-level qualification. This course is perfect for people who want to upgrade their skills to seek employment as a project manager or team leader.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there are expected to be around 60,000 job openings for contract, program and project administrators over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who can provide good customer service, and communicate well with a variety of stakeholders. 

This course will give you the specialised knowledge and advanced skills to manage project scopes, project costs, risk and quality. Our highly-skilled and intuitive teaching staff are the best in the business, and will give you the guidance you need to succeed in your studies.

Successful completion of this course will give the advanced skills you need to elevate your career in project management.

What can I do?

  • Project Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Project Team Leader
  • Project Leader

Course outcome:

BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management

Jobtrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $145 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

TAFE Queensland is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding and is a registered provider in the CSQ Higher Level Skills and Apprentice Advance Plus programs - this course is subsidised under one of these programs. It is important to note that only eligible participants may receive funding for eligible courses. Learn more about eligibility criteria.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG530
    Manage project scope
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG530
    Unit description :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project scope

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG531
    Manage project time
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG531
    Unit description :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project time

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG532
    Manage project quality
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG532
    Unit description :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project quality

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG533
    Manage project cost
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG533
    Unit description :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project cost

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG534
    Manage project human resources
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG534
    Unit description :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project human resources

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG535
    Manage project information and communication
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG535
    Unit description :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project information and communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG536
    Manage project risk
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG536
    Unit description :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project risk

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPMG540
    Manage project integration
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPMG540
    Unit description :
    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.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Manage project integration

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Accelerated: Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,705
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
Anytime
up to 3 months
Part time
Recognition of Prior Learning
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $5,605
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
up to 15 hours per week
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,705
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Accelerated: Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Monday, Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,705
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
Anytime
up to 3 months
Part time
Recognition of Prior Learning
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $5,605
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
up to 15 hours per week
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $10,705
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time 1 cluster per intake
  • JobTrainer: $145
  • Full fee: $8,400

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Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You will be required to complete the bksb to identify any Learning Support needs.

It is recommended that you have an understanding of basic business and technology concepts, which may have been acquired through previous training, qualifications and/or work experience in a business-related field.

You will be required to access and use technology to complete the learning assessment activities and resources within this course.

Accelerated Course
Entry into the accelerated program is via an application process and requires applicants to have at least 3 years' experience working in a medium to large organisation. Experience needs to include project management responsibilities. 

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to a calculator, a laptop or tablet device, a USB, a headset including microphone.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website.

Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete a cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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