BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management

Face to face: 8 days
Qualification completion timeframe: 12 months
PDU's: 64

AIPM Endorsed Course

Course Objectives

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge. They may manage projects in a variety of contexts, across a number of industry sectors. They have project leadership and management roles and are responsible for achieving project objectives. They possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical and managerial competencies to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate their own work and/or the work of others.

This course will provide students with a solid foundation across the project management discipline. The training program is structured around the project management knowledge areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).*

* PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Units of Competency

  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 communication
  7. BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk
  8. BSBPMG518 - Manage project procurement
  9. BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement
  10. BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance
  11. BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration
  12. BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at an AQF 5 level which will be confirmed via a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment undertaken prior to enrolment or commencement (using LLN Profiler questionnaire or LLN Robot).

All learners are advised that they should have at least six months work experience in a role where they are in a leadership position.


This course is designed to prepare those who are managing and leading projects and are responsible for achieving project objectives. It is also suitable for individuals in the project management profession with a minimum three years’ experience as a project management practitioner.

Foundation Skills

Required Skills:

  • Reading, interpretation and analysis of complex texts
  • Oral communication using clear language to convey information, and active listening and questioning to clarify understanding
  • Literacy skills to read, write and review a range of documentation appropriate to context
  • Numeracy skills to interpret numerical information to determine project timelines and measure outcomes against project scope
  • Interaction with others; identify and use appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with diverse stakeholders; collaborate with others to achieve joint outcomes; play an active role in negotiating and facilitating agreements
  • Sequencing and scheduling to complete complex activities, make a range of critical and non-critical decisions; use experience to reflect on how variables impact outcomes; analysing skills to identify future improvements
  • Navigate the world of work by adhering to organisational policies and procedures.

Delivery Strategy

The course will be delivered over eight (8) days in total, split between flexible sessions (for example two sessions of four days each) and will be facilitated by our experienced and qualified project management practitioner trainers.

Each session contains a student manual that includes a copy of all material presented; an assessment workbook for capturing initial notes and understanding formal assessment criteria; resource summary reading materials; a copy of all the training packages and examples of project workplace-related evidence for assessment.

Program Duration

We offer students up to 12 months* to complete the Institute of Management BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management qualification. The course can be completed earlier depending on experience and recognition of prior learning.

NOTE: *This timeframe is related to the generic delivery, however, it may be different for specific sponsored deliveries and this is reflected in the relevant Student Training Agreement and Plan.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Institute of Management can formally recognise a student’s existing level of skills and knowledge in two ways:

  1. recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  2. credit transfer

Learning outcomes

After completing this qualification students will be able to:

  • Initiate, plan and manage projects from start to finish
  • Understand project management knowledge areas and process groups
  • Apply project management techniques across the full project lifecycle
  • Prepare all project management plans
  • Define and establish the right project controls for effective oversight and governance
  • Select appropriate tools to support monitoring and control mechanisms
  • Demonstrate effective leadership skills to drive high-performing teams.

Assessment requirements

The objective of the assessment process is to help students consolidate and build on the formal learning delivery of the BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management course, through the application of learning into their current or future work role.

The assessment methods used for this course include: questioning, observations and evidence submission. For more information please contact our team.

Requirements to receive the qualification

This course requires the completion of twelve (12) units of competency made up of 8 core units and 4 elective units, which contain the prescribed employability skills.

Employability skills

The following list is a summary of broad industry employability skills that the candidate will gain from completing this qualification:

  • Consulting with stakeholders and others on developing a range of project management related plans
  • Delegating roles and responsibilities to team for the implementation of project plans
  • Assessing and managing risk effectively
  • Planning and managing projects with respect to time, cost, quality and resource management
  • Undertaking contingency planning and integrating all project processes
  • Using discretion and judgement required within complex environments.
  • Tailoring all the project knowledge areas to the context of the project.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification and in order to progress into project management, students may undertake:

  • BSB61218 - Advanced Diploma of Program Management

Student Resources

Students will need to have:

  • access to a desktop computer or laptop and the internet
  • an active email account.

Program Outline

Session 1

Day One

Overview of project management

BSBPMG521 - Manage project integration

Day Two

BSBPMG520 - Manage project governance

BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement

Day Three

BSBPMG519 - Manage project stakeholder engagement

BSBPMG511 - Manage project scope

BSBPMG512 - Manage project time

Day Four

BSBPMG512 - Manage project time

BSBPMG513- Manage project quality

Assessment expectations between Session 1 and 2


Session 2

Day Five

BSBPMG514 - Manage project cost

BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources

Day Six

BSBPMG515 - Manage project human resources

BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness

Day Seven

BSBPMG516 - Manage project information and communication

BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk

Day Eight

BSBPMG517 - Manage project risk

BSBPMG518 - Manage project procurement

Assessment expectations post Session 2


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco