Diploma Of Project Management - Management Courses - Protea College
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Advanced Diploma of Program Management – BSB61218

Units of Competency

Total Units – 12 (4 Core units plus 8 electives as shown below)

Core Unitis

BSBPMG610 Enable program execution
BSBPMG621 Facilitate stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG622 Implement program governance
BSBPMG623 Manage benefits

Elective Units
BSBFIM601 Manage finances
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBMGT520 Plan and manage the flexible workforce
BSBPMG624 Engage in collaborative alliances
BSBPMG615 Manage program delivery
BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
BSBPMG617 Provide leadership for the program

Course Description / Overview

Note: The BSB training package has been modified. Students enrolled in this course MUST complete all the requirements of the course no later than 15 February 2021.

This course teaches the knowledge and skills required to manage a set of interrelated projects (i.e. a program) to achieve organisational objectives.
Students learn to plan, direct, manage and lead a range of program functions across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

Career Opportunities
  • Program Coordinator
  • Program Administrator
  • Program Manager
  • Program Leader
Pathways into the qualification

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed a Diploma of Project Management qualification.


Have completed two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.

Please also refer to the Entry Requirements below.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake Bachelor Degree in a relevant course.

Entry Requirements
  • 18+ years of age
  • Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • Diploma of Project Management qualification.
  • or

    Two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level within a project or program environment within an enterprise.

Qualification and Recognition

Students who successfully complete this qualification will be awarded the nationally recognised BSB61218 Advanced Diploma of Program Management.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Managing, designing and executing multiple interrelated projects
  • Controlling finances across projects
  • Leading and managing change
  • Develop and planning a flexible workforce
  • Managing program risk
  • Providing emotionally-intelligent leadership
Study Mode, Course Duration and Delivery details
  • Delivery Location
    • CBD  ; L1, 344 Queen St Brisbane QLD 4000
    • Sunshine Coast ; 15 Ocean Street Maroochydore, QLD 4558
  • Number of study weeks : 40 weeks
  • Holiday weeks : 14 weeks
  • Total Course Duration : 54 weeks

Number of hours per week : 20 contact hours

Class timetable: Classes may be held between 8:30am-9pm, Monday- Saturday (excluding public holidays).  Students are advised of their class timetables during orientation.

Domestic students may also complete this course online.

Support and Delivery

Please refer to the Student Handbook

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/ Credit Transfer

Students can apply for RPL/ Credit transfer based on prior work experience and/or education/training.  Please note that the course duration may be reduced if RPL/ Credit Transfer is granted.

Teaching/learning resources

Students will have access to the following course materials:

  1. Study Guides
  2. Assessment packs
  3. Power-point presentations
  4. Online course content
  5. Computers
  6. Internet access
  7. Links to external resources
  8. Overhead projectors
  9. Library resources
Assessment methods

Assessments/ Evidence-gathering techniques may include:

  1. Role Play / Video recordings/ Presentation / Discussion Forums
  2. Oral – Questioning
  3. Case study
  4. Written assessments/Report/Essay/Research/Group Project


Students may be required to submit video presentations.  They may also be required to participate in an oral interview at their course end of the course.

Term Calendar

Please refer to the College Term Calendar


Please refer to the College Fee Schedule